Mary Ann Brenden, MSW, LICSW portrait

Mary Ann Brenden, MSW, LICSW

Professor Emerita, St. Catherine University
Degree
BA, Cornell University
MSW, University of Minnesota, Duluth
CV

Prior to joining the St. Kate’s - St. Thomas School of Social Work, I practiced in the areas of developmental disabilities, child welfare, foster care and school social work. I am passionate about an integrative approach to social work which emphasizes working for social justice with individuals and families, communities and in the arena of social policy.


Expertise / Research Interests

  • Social justice and human rights
  • Social policy
  • Social work/social welfare history
  • Integrative social work practice

Selected Publications & Presentations

Brenden, M.A. and B. Shank (2012). Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Education through the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching. Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal.

Brenden, M.A. (2008). Teaching to Catholic Mission in Professional Education: A Comprehensive Model for Integration of Catholic Social Teaching. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 27:1, 2008, 13-31.

“Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Practice through the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching,” Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal: Vol. 34, No. 4 (Winter, 2007), 471-497.

“Social Work for Social Justice: A Resource Guide,” co-editor with Stephanie Spandl SSND, M.S.W., M.A.T., 2007, School of Social Work of the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

"Leading From the Left: Three prominent Female Social Workers of the Second Generation," Arete 18, with Janice Andrews, Summer, 1993, 1, 20-33.


See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement

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