The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Sheila Sweeney, MSW, LICSW

Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 651-962-5800
Fax: 651-962-5819

2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 201

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 645-02
Psychopathology & Hum Behavior 1640-1905 R SCB 325

3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

Committees and positions:
-Instructor of Social Work

Courses taught:
-GRSW 645: Psychopathology and Human Behavior

Current research interests:
-teenage pregnancy and self esteem
-the internal working model of the young mother and her child
-infant, adolescent, and adult mental health
-relationships/relational patterns & attachments

Academic experience:
-BSW-College of St. Catherine
-MSW- College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas
-PhD (Student) - Institute for Clinical Social Work
-IECMH Certificate/Endorsement- University of Minnesota

Practice and research experience:
-Psychotherapist-Private Practice
-Mental Health Consultant-Head Start
-ER Crisis Consultant-Behavioral Healthcare

-MSW Research Paper- Teenage Pregnancy and Self Esteem: The experience

Association memberships and affiliations:
-Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.
-Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society

Consultation experience:
-Peaces 'n PuzSouls-Private Practice
-CAP-Head Start
-Local Community Church
-BHP Crisis Assessment Consultant