The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Mary Tinucci, MSW

Mary Tinucci, MSW

Mary Tinucci, MSW, LICSW

Instructor of Social Work

mary.tinucci@spps.org
Phone: 651-744-1005 office

2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location:

Courses taught in Spring 2014 at UST
GRSW 502-05
21434
Theory/Pract of Social Work II 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of GRSW 501 and is also taken concurrently with a field placement which serves as a practice lab for theory and skills learned in the classroom.This course focuses on several practice applications: group theory and process (both task and treatment groups), agency change, and understanding the dynamics of unintended discrimination and oppression. As with the first course, student self-awareness and self-assessment are critical to developing a solid foundation for authentic practice.

GRSW 502-05
21434
Theory/Pract of Social Work II 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of GRSW 501 and is also taken concurrently with a field placement which serves as a practice lab for theory and skills learned in the classroom.This course focuses on several practice applications: group theory and process (both task and treatment groups), agency change, and understanding the dynamics of unintended discrimination and oppression. As with the first course, student self-awareness and self-assessment are critical to developing a solid foundation for authentic practice.

GRSW 502-05
21434
Theory/Pract of Social Work II 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of GRSW 501 and is also taken concurrently with a field placement which serves as a practice lab for theory and skills learned in the classroom.This course focuses on several practice applications: group theory and process (both task and treatment groups), agency change, and understanding the dynamics of unintended discrimination and oppression. As with the first course, student self-awareness and self-assessment are critical to developing a solid foundation for authentic practice.

GRSW 502-05
21434
Theory/Pract of Social Work II 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of GRSW 501 and is also taken concurrently with a field placement which serves as a practice lab for theory and skills learned in the classroom.This course focuses on several practice applications: group theory and process (both task and treatment groups), agency change, and understanding the dynamics of unintended discrimination and oppression. As with the first course, student self-awareness and self-assessment are critical to developing a solid foundation for authentic practice.

GRSW 616C-01
20436
Clin Practice w/Groups 1640-1905 W FBH 102

3 Credit Hours

This theory-based course develops knowledge and skill for the application of research-informed models of clinical social work with groups. It focuses on the therapeutic factors in group process and the tasks and skills of the clinical social worker in composing groups, facilitating group process on behalf of members, and the skills and techniques for responding to group members' special needs. Special emphasis is placed on cultural and gender-sensitive application of the practice models promoting empowerment processes in groups and their application with special populations at risk. Attention is also given to integrating research in the practice of clinical social work with groups.

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 501-20
42439
Theory/Pract of Social Work I 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course provides the first year MSW student with the knowledge and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students develop communication and interviewing skills, which are used in work with client systems of all sizes. It is taken concurrently with a field placement, which serves as a practice lab for applying theory and skills learned in the classroom. This first course in a year long sequence (students are expected to stay in the same section both semesters) focuses on understanding the generalist and integrative models of practice, social work values and ethics, the strengths perspective, empowerment principles and basic principles of ethical reasoning. Student self- awareness and self-assessment are especially important since they facilitate the development of an authentic style of practice.

GRSW 501-20
42439
Theory/Pract of Social Work I 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course provides the first year MSW student with the knowledge and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students develop communication and interviewing skills, which are used in work with client systems of all sizes. It is taken concurrently with a field placement, which serves as a practice lab for applying theory and skills learned in the classroom. This first course in a year long sequence (students are expected to stay in the same section both semesters) focuses on understanding the generalist and integrative models of practice, social work values and ethics, the strengths perspective, empowerment principles and basic principles of ethical reasoning. Student self- awareness and self-assessment are especially important since they facilitate the development of an authentic style of practice.

GRSW 501-20
42439
Theory/Pract of Social Work I 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course provides the first year MSW student with the knowledge and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students develop communication and interviewing skills, which are used in work with client systems of all sizes. It is taken concurrently with a field placement, which serves as a practice lab for applying theory and skills learned in the classroom. This first course in a year long sequence (students are expected to stay in the same section both semesters) focuses on understanding the generalist and integrative models of practice, social work values and ethics, the strengths perspective, empowerment principles and basic principles of ethical reasoning. Student self- awareness and self-assessment are especially important since they facilitate the development of an authentic style of practice.

GRSW 501-20
42439
Theory/Pract of Social Work I 0800-1700 S SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This course provides the first year MSW student with the knowledge and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students develop communication and interviewing skills, which are used in work with client systems of all sizes. It is taken concurrently with a field placement, which serves as a practice lab for applying theory and skills learned in the classroom. This first course in a year long sequence (students are expected to stay in the same section both semesters) focuses on understanding the generalist and integrative models of practice, social work values and ethics, the strengths perspective, empowerment principles and basic principles of ethical reasoning. Student self- awareness and self-assessment are especially important since they facilitate the development of an authentic style of practice.

BSW Level:

  • General Methods for Social Action/Social Change
  • Group Work

MSW Level:

  • GRSW501/Theory and Practice of Social Work I (Working w/Individuals & Families)
  • GRSW502/Theory and Practice of Social Work II (Working w/Groups)

Academic Experience:

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

Practice Experience:

  • I have been a School Social Worker in St. Paul Public Schools since 1991.  I started the Out for Equity program (1994) in St. Paul Schools, serving GLBT youth and adults in our district.  I started The Lab (2004), an arts and wellness program of special education, serving students with emotional/behavioral disorders in St. Paul Public Schools. My primary interest and practice experience has been with adolescents in the school setting.