The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Diane Bauer

Diane Bauer

Diane E. Bauer

Clinical Faculty

debauer1@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5817

2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 214


Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 607C-06
40695
Field Pract & Seminar III 1335-1600 M MNH 205

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. On campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 607C-08
40976
Field Pract & Seminar III 1640-1905 M MNH 216

4 Credit Hours

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. On campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

GRSW 612-20
42445
Grief Counseling & Therapy 1215-2115 F SCB 205

3 Credit Hours

This course provides theoretical and applied framework for understanding grief and loss as they relate to social work practices. The perspectives and skills taught in the class can be used in recognizing and addressing grief and loss with persons of diverse backgrounds, who are facing a variety of different losses, in a variety of practice settings. The course is designed to be relevant for social work practice in any setting, not just those focused on death and dying. A broad view of the concept of loss will be taken. Students will be able, by the conclusion of the course, to recognize, identify, and respond to losses with those with whom they work. Students will also address matters of self and team care when addressing grief issues with clients.

GRSW 612-20
42445
Grief Counseling & Therapy 1215-2115 F SCB 205

3 Credit Hours

This course provides theoretical and applied framework for understanding grief and loss as they relate to social work practices. The perspectives and skills taught in the class can be used in recognizing and addressing grief and loss with persons of diverse backgrounds, who are facing a variety of different losses, in a variety of practice settings. The course is designed to be relevant for social work practice in any setting, not just those focused on death and dying. A broad view of the concept of loss will be taken. Students will be able, by the conclusion of the course, to recognize, identify, and respond to losses with those with whom they work. Students will also address matters of self and team care when addressing grief issues with clients.

GRSW 612-20
42445
Grief Counseling & Therapy 1215-2115 F SCB 205

3 Credit Hours

This course provides theoretical and applied framework for understanding grief and loss as they relate to social work practices. The perspectives and skills taught in the class can be used in recognizing and addressing grief and loss with persons of diverse backgrounds, who are facing a variety of different losses, in a variety of practice settings. The course is designed to be relevant for social work practice in any setting, not just those focused on death and dying. A broad view of the concept of loss will be taken. Students will be able, by the conclusion of the course, to recognize, identify, and respond to losses with those with whom they work. Students will also address matters of self and team care when addressing grief issues with clients.

GRSW 612-20
42445
Grief Counseling & Therapy 1215-2115 F SCB 205

3 Credit Hours

This course provides theoretical and applied framework for understanding grief and loss as they relate to social work practices. The perspectives and skills taught in the class can be used in recognizing and addressing grief and loss with persons of diverse backgrounds, who are facing a variety of different losses, in a variety of practice settings. The course is designed to be relevant for social work practice in any setting, not just those focused on death and dying. A broad view of the concept of loss will be taken. Students will be able, by the conclusion of the course, to recognize, identify, and respond to losses with those with whom they work. Students will also address matters of self and team care when addressing grief issues with clients.

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30

Committees and Positions:

  • MSW Admissions Committee
  • MSW Program Committee
  • MSW Field Content CommitteeFaculty advisor –  MSW Student Association
  • Janice Andrews-Schenk Memorial Scholarship Committee

Courses Taught:

  • GRSW 607 & 608: Field Practicum and Seminar III & IV
  • GRSW 612: Grief Counseling and Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Mental health
  • Spirituality and social work
  • Group therapy
  • Field Education

Academic Experience:

  • B.A., Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
  • M.S.W., University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN

Practice Experience:

  • Therapist, Center for Human Development, White Bear Lake, MN (current)
  • Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, Hennepin County Mental Health Center (19 years).
  • Therapist, Washington County Human Services, Inc. (1 year)
  • Child Supervisor, Hennepin County Home School (1 year)

Publications:

  • Workshop Presentations on “Factors Influencing Complicated Bereavement” to hospital social workers at University of Minnesota/Fairview Hospital and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, both in Minneapolis, MN, 2009 and 2010.

Consultation Experience:

Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups
  • Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

Other Activities:

  • Church involvement
  • Co-advisor in 2009-10 of a student grant awarded to the School of Social Work as part of Catholic Charities USA “Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America” initiative
  • Meals on Wheels volunteer