Tana Bridge

A photo of Tana Bridge


Social Work

351 Marshall


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  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BS, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Dr Bridge is a full professor and has been teaching at EMU for 28 years. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement.  Her excellence in teaching has served to empower students in the classroom and agency practitioners locally and nationally. Believing that process with integrity is hallmark, her service leads to collaborative, successful outcomes.  Dr. Bridge currently serves on many department committees and as a University Title IX reviewer, member of the Department of Health and Human Services Secondary Traumatic Stress Steering Committee and as the State of Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, to name a few. 


  • Advance Field, Ethics; Separation, Loss and Grief; Complicated Grief and Trauma

Professional Awards and Recognition

Awards and Certifications:

Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is the recipient of a Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and the Marshall Service Award, Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award and the distinguished Ronald W. Collins Award from EMU. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. 

Practice Experience

  • Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Trauma Responsive Practice