Stephanie Wladkowski

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Associate Professor

Social Work

327 Marshall



  • Ph.D., Social Work, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MS, Applied Educational Psychology - School Counseling, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • BA, Sociology/Social Work, Seattle University, Seattle, WA


Stephanie P. Wladkowski, Ph.D. has several years of clinical practice as a social worker in hospice and palliative care working with families in end-of-life. Prior to her work in hospice, she provided individual psychotherapy in a community mental health agency, college counseling center and a residential eating disorder treatment center. 

Dr. Wladkowski has presented on social work practice issues in end-of-life care nationally and her current research interests include the experience of loss for caregivers of adults with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and social work practice and policies in aging and end-of-life care. Dr. Wladkowski is passionate about teaching and mentoring new clinicians and strives to create a collaborative learning environment.


  • Wladkowski, S. (2014, April), Understanding the Grief Experience of Caregivers of Adults with Dementia. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Massachusetts Chapter Symposium. Framingham, MA.
  • Wladkowski, S. (2013, November), What Happens When Hospice Leaves? Dementia Caregivers and Forced Termination of Hospice Services. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  • Wladkowski, S. (2013, November), Understanding the Experience of Caregivers of Adults with Dementia and Forced Termination of Hospice Services. Presented at the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX.
  • Wladkowski, S. (2013, March). What Happens When Hospice Leaves? Presented at the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) General Assembly. New Orleans, LA.
  • Putnam, M. and Wladkowski, S. (2014). Aging and functional disability. In B. Berkman and D. Kaplan (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland, P., Dean, R. and Wladkowski, S. (2011). The power dynamics of supervision: Ethical dilemmas. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 81 (1), 26 40.


  • SWRK 317/318 Interpersonal Foundations of Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 623/AGIN 523 Applied Psychosocial Aspects of Aging



  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker (ACHP-SW), National Association of Social Workers


  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)