Mary Ann Brenden, MSW, LICSW portrait

Mary Ann Brenden, MSW, LICSW

Associate Professor
Degree
BA, Cornell University
MSW, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Office
301 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
Phone
(651) 690-6928
Mail
F-15
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
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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

Summer 2018 Courses

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