The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Kathleen Fargione

Kathleen Fargione

Kathleen Fargione

Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 612-920-3218

2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: 2720 West 43rd St. Minneapolis, MN 55410

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 614C-01
Clinical Practice w/Children 1920-2145 M MNH 306

3 Credit Hours

This class will be focused on the normal development trajectory from birth through adolescence, with an emphasis on the early formative years. Because pathological development can only be evaluated through the lens of normative development, the first half of the semester will be dedicated to understanding what happens in the normal developmental sequence and what developmental milestones must be reached. The second half of the semester will look at various pathologies found in children with a goal of discovering the causes of these patholgies and the most useful interventions to help development get back on track. During all of the semester we will also be reading clinical stories, including effective interventions when development goes awry.

Committees and Positions:

  • Private Practice Psychotherapist

Courses Taught:

  • Clinical Practice with Children   

Research Interests:

  • Child development; psychotherapy with deprived, abused, and autistic children

Academic Experience:

  • B.A., M.S.W., The College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas

Practice Experience:

  • 9 years work in day treatment with mentally ill adolescents; private practice with adults, adolescents and couples

Association Memberships & Affiliations: 

  • National Association of Social Work
  • American Association of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Social Work
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Social Work
  • Society for Psychoanalytic Studies