Cōlleen O’Brien

A photo of Cōlleen O’Brien

Halle Social Justice Faculty Fellow, Lecturer I

Social Work

317 Marshall


[email protected]


  • MSW, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan


Cōlleen teaches courses with a practice focus and incorporates skills and interventions developed during over 24 years of work in the field as a youth development worker in Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Cōlleen also works with clients at her private practice where she specializes in Pet Loss therapy. 

  • Full-Time Lecturer since 2018
  • Part-Time Lecturer 2010-2018

Practice course focus

  • CEU Coordinator for the School of Social Work
  • 2018-19 and 2020-21 Halle Social Justice Faculty Fellow


  • SWRK 120   Intro to Social Work Services and Professional Roles
  • SWRK 350  Generalist Social Work Practice:  Groups and Communities
  • SWRK 409  Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SWRK 488/489  Field Experience I/II
  • SWRK 663  Supervising Staff and Volunteers


  • LMSW, Clinical and Macro, State of Michigan
  • NASW, Member