Stephanie Spandl, SSND

Instructor of Social Work
BA, College of St. Benedict
MAT, College of St. Catherine
MSW College of St. Catherine / University of St. Thomas

One of my greatest areas of passion is attuning social work services, particularly mental health services, to the cultural and spiritual context of those we serve.  My particular area of passion in this arena is working with immigrants/refugees.  At a macro level, I also have a deep passion for anti-racism work and immigration reform.

Expertise / Research Interest

  • Mental health and generalist practice with immigrants/refugee individuals and communities
  • Treatment of trauma, with a particular interest in the Somatic Experiencing (SE) approach to treatment

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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GRSW 541 - 01 Fam Res/Div: Immigrant/Refugee - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 328

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1640 - 1905


SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

41272 (View in ClassFinder)

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Stephanie A. Spandl

This course presents the family resilience framework as a foundational context for working with diverse populations, focusing on strengths and adaptive capacity. Specifically, this course explores critical issues, theory and skills related to social work practice with immigrants and refugees. Consideration is given to the macro context of immigration including related policy responses. Key factors in resettlement and transition, such as migration trauma, the social work delivery system, and the role of the social worker with clients, communities and organization will be addressed.

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