The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

George Baboila

George Baboila

George V. Baboila

Co-Director of Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

gvbaboila@stthomas.edu
Phone: Clinic: (651) 962-4820 Direct: (651) 962-4817
Fax: (651) 962-4815

MSL 100

Office Location: 1128 Harmon Pl., Suite 100, Minneapolis MN 55403

Courses taught in Spring 2014 at UST
GRSW 625-03
20585
Social Policy & Program Devel 1920-2145 R MCH 109

3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on current social welfare policy, policy analysis and advocacy, connections between policy and practice, and social welfare program development. The content and effects of current social welfare policy are examined in the course, and policy analysis and the skills for policy advocacy are emphasized. The course carefully considers the connections between policy and clinical practice. A major focus of the course includes learning the stages of program development, which culminates in a group program proposal and presentation. Emphasized in the course are the frameworks of social justice, diversity and cultural contexts, and the application of research skills to all parts of policy and program practice.

Courses taught in Summer 2014 at UST
GRSW 690-01
30294
Clin Pract Integrated Health 1600-1900 M W SCB 324

3 Credit Hours

The objective of this course is to education social work students in the direct practice of integrated behavioral health in primary care. Students will become knowledgeable of the roles of behavioral health providers working in primary care settings, theories and models of care, and cross-cultural issues. They will develop skills in assessment, intervention planning and implementation, and practice evaluation. Because the populations served in primary care settings span the spectrum of severity in both the physical and behavioral health dimensions, students will develop competencies in engaging and supporting patients across a range of health conditions. This includes the essential practice skills needed to effectively address the challenges of integrating services, care and support for persons with health, mental health, and substance use problems.

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 650-04
40566
Clinical Supv & Program Mgmt 1640-1905 R SCB 329

3 Credit Hours

This course identifies and examines central concepts, theories and models of clinical supervision and program management. Strategies and techniques for establishing, improving, and maintaining the supervisory relationships as a mechanism for maximizing service to clients are considered. Special attention is given to organization dynamics and structure, to delineating the management function, and to issues of power and authority. Emphasis is on the dynamics of supervision, ethical and value principles, professional boundaries and supervision as a leadership function.

Committees and Positions:

Courses Taught:

  • Social Policy and Program Development;
  • Supervision and Program Management

Research Interests:

  • Health Care Policy, including end of life care; Organizational Development;
  • Cross-Cultural Care, Supervision and Licensing.

Academic Experience:

  • 3 years Clinical Faculty and 16 years as adjunct at St. Thomas/St. Kate School of Social Work;
  • 10 years as instructor at University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Practice Experience:

  • United Hospital: Family Therapist, Rehab Social Worker, Director of Social Work;
  • StillPoint Clinic: Psychotherapist; Private Psychotherapy Practice;
  • Park Nicollet Clinic – Creekside: Behavioral Science Faculty, Medical Social Worker, Psychotherapist.

Publications:

  • Johnson, Amy & Baboila, George. (1996).  Integrating Culture and Healing: Meeting the Health Care Needs of a Multicultural Community.  Minnesota Medicine ,79, 41-45.
  • Wagner M, Fischer V, Baboila G, Leino M, and Sykora T. (2005). Abstract #4: Incorporating End-of-Life Care into a Family Medicine Residency. In Weissman, David et al.,  National Residency End-of-Life Education Project: Project Abstracts and Progress Reports.  Journal of Palliative Medicine vol 8 #3.

Consultation Experience:

  • Park Nicollet Performance Development & Grand Rounds 2001-2007 “Providing Culturally Competent Care”  

Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • President, National Association of Social Workers – MN chapter;
  • Board Member, MN Coalition of Licensed Social Workers;
  • Chair, Coalition Task Force on Supervision