The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Ted Bowman

Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 651-645-6058

2115 Summit Ave SCB 201
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 201

Courses taught in Summer 2014 at UST
GRSW 612-01
Grief Counseling & Therapy 1600-1900 T R SCB 324

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.

Committees and Positions:

  • Workshops and seminars with many social work agencies
  • Professor at UST School of Social Work

Courses Taught:

  • Grief Counseling and Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief and Hope
  • Use of Literary Resources
  • Chronic Sorrow
  • Shattered Dreams

Academic Experience:

  • MDiv. - Boston University

Practice Experience:

  • Workshops, classes, and seminars with many groups and organizations throughout Minnesota, across the US, and annual work in the UK since 1989


  • Over 80 articles and chapters, two booklets on
    shattered dreams, two books