Diane E. Bauer, MSW, LICSW portrait

Diane E. Bauer, MSW, LICSW

Professor Emerita
BA, Hamline University
MSW, University of Minnesota

Committees and Positions:

  • MSW Admissions Committee
  • MSW Program Committee
  • MSW Field Content CommitteeFaculty advisor –  MSW Student Association
  • Janice Andrews-Schenk Memorial Scholarship Committee

Courses Taught:

  • GRSW 607 & 608: Field Practicum and Seminar III & IV
  • GRSW 612: Grief Counseling and Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Mental health
  • Spirituality and social work
  • Group therapy
  • Field Education

Practice Experience:

  • Therapist, Center for Human Development, White Bear Lake, MN (current)
  • Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, Hennepin County Mental Health Center (19 years).
  • Therapist, Washington County Human Services, Inc. (1 year)
  • Child Supervisor, Hennepin County Home School (1 year)


  • Workshop Presentations on “Factors Influencing Complicated Bereavement” to hospital social workers at University of Minnesota/Fairview Hospital and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, both in Minneapolis, MN, 2009 and 2010.

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Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups
  • Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support

Other Activities:

  • Church involvement
  • Co-advisor in 2009-10 of a student grant awarded to the School of Social Work as part of Catholic Charities USA “Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America” initiative
  • Meals on Wheels volunteer

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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Spring 2020 Courses

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