Merra Young

Instructor of Social Work
BA School of Social Work, University of Iowa
MSW Social of Work, University of Iowa

I am committed to seeing other through a lens of wholeness. I work holistically for the cultivation of  self-awareness, mindfulness  and compassion.I support integrative and other approaches that empower others in their unique journeys, both in training/education of social workers, clinicians and   our work with clients toward transformational social change in the world.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Social Work Practice
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Meditation and Buddhist Psychology
  • Supervision for Social Work Licensure
  • Consultation and Professional Training
  • Cross Cultural Applications of Holistic Approaches
  • New Course development

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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GRSW 619 - 01 Integrative Psychotherapy - T - R - - - 1700 - 2000 SCB 324

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1700 - 2000


SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

30438 (View in ClassFinder)

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Merra L. Young

This course on integrative psychotherapy uses a bio/ psychosocial/spiritual perspective applied to clinical social work practice. Based on Mindfulness-based Meditation principles and practices, students will explore the mind-body connection informed by neuroscience research, emotional intelligence and mindfulness-based approaches, body-oriented, and contemplative approaches from other east/west disciplines of study. Integrative psychotherapy draws from a range of expressive/healing arts through both theoretical and experiential practices students will learn effective and appropriate applications of integrative processes in clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Integrative therapy with diverse mental health issues and client populations will be taught through case examples, classroom activities, discussion and assignments. A strong ethical foundation for practice and the prevention of compassion fatigue will be established throughout the course.

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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