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Tana Bridge


Profesor Tana Bridge 351 Marshall




PhD - Wayne State University
MSW - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BS - Eastern Michigan University

Professional Summary

Areas of Interest:

  • Trauma and Complicated Grieving
  • Child Welfare
  • Ethics
  • Practice Issues with Women
  • Practice Skills/Clinical Development
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Program Evaluation

Honors, Recognitions, and Special Awards:

National Institute for Trauma and Loss: Consultant of the Year, 2004
NASW Chapter Ethics Committee Member - current


Bridge, T.J., Weincek, P. & Lemerand, P. Outside In: Program Evaluation.  Eastern Michigan University, STARR Commonwealth Montcalm. 9/2008-present.

Bridge, T. J. Black Family Development/United Way: Family Connections Grant: An effort to sustain previous programming and evaluation of original FC model Eastern Michigan University and Black Family Development.  10/2008 through 9/2011.

Bridge, T.J. Child Welfare Institute Evaluation.  Eastern Michigan University, State of Michigan, Children’s Services Administration 2/2008-10/2008

Abbey, J., Mills, C. S. & Bridge, T.J. Intensive Specialized Foster Care.  Eastern Michigan University, Guidance Center and Vista Maria 12/2007-10/2008.

Mills, C. S., Bridge, T.J. & Massie, E.G. Replication of Demonstrated Effective Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  Eastern Michigan University and Black Family Development, 9/2002-12/2008.

Bridge, T.J. Child Welfare Specialty Degree Program. Eastern Michigan University and Department of Health and Human Services Collaborative, 9/2001- 10/2007. 

Bridge P.D., Berry-Bobovski L., Bridge, T.J., & Baum, M. Promoting Informed Decision Making Concerning the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer 2003. Center for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Community Health, 1/1/03-9/30/03.

Mills, C. S. & Bridge, T.J. Kinship Support Group Facilitator. Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan Family Independence Agency Collaborative: 1996-1999.

Mills, C. S. & Bridge, T.J. Kinship Trainer. Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan Family Independence Agency Collaborative: 1996-1997.

Mills, C. S. & Bridge, T.J. Student Field Unit. Eastern Michigan University and the Michigan Family Independence Agency Collaborative: 1995-1999.Mills, C. S., (co-director), McFadden, E.J., Usher, D. P. (co-director), Bridge, T.J., Russell, K. & Willis-Dulin, Y.  Kinship Grant. Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Family Independence Agency Collaborative, 1993-1995. 


  • Certified Social Worker (LMSW clinical and macro)
  • National Association of Social Workers - member    
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) ~ member
  • National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children ~ Consultant/Supervisor

Practice Experience:

  • Continuing Education Educator: Eastern Michigan University; Institute for Trauma and Loss
  • Consultant: Trauma in Children, Teens, and Adults
  • Developer and Facilitator: Bereavement groups
  • Program Evaluator/Consultant
  • Field Unit Coordinator: Department of Human Services
  • Program Developer and Group facilitator: Kinship project
  • Clinical Supervisor, Boysville of Michigan, Clinton, Michigan
  • Home Developer\Licensing Manager, Boysville of Michigan, Clinton, Michigan
  • Treatment Coordinator, Boysville of Michigan, Clinton, Michigan
  • Family Therapist, Boysville of Michigan, Clinton, Michigan
  • Professional Consultation: Trainer/Consultant, statewide

Representative Courses Taught

SWRK 120: Intro To SW Services & Professional Roles
SWRK 251: Self-Assessment & Development for SW
SWRK 408: Generalist SW Practice with Individuals & Families
SWRK 450: Practice Issues with Women
SWRK 488: Field Experience I
SWRK 489: Field Experience II
SWRK 506: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I:  Individuals and Families
SWRK 528: Practice with Women
SWRK 644: SWFS: Family-Centered Practice
SWRK 630: Action Research
SWRK 688: Field Experience III
SWRK 689: Field Experience IV
Electives: Ethics; Separation, Loss and Grief; Child Welfare; Complicated Grief and Trauma; Kinship

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Berger, N. & Bridge, T. (in review)The Foster Care and Adoption Process Through the Eyes of Prospective Parents. Adoption Quarterly.

Stephens, K., Mills, C., Williams, C., Bridge, T., & Massie, E. (2009). Maximizing the Therapeutic Helping Alliance with High-Risk Families, American Human 24(3).

Bridge, T. J., Massie, E.G., & Mills, C. S.  (2008) Prioritizing Cultural Competence in Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice Model. Child and Youth Services Review, 30, 1111-1118.

Logie, C., Bridge, T.J., & Bridge, P.B. (2007). Evaluating the Attitudes of Master of Social Work Students Towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations. Journal of Homosexuality, 53(4).

Bridge P.D., Berry L., Bridge T.J., & Gallagher, R.G. (2002). Evaluating a prostate health awareness program in a community outreach setting. Journal of Cancer Education, 17(2), 101-105.

Bridge, T.J. (1997). Kinship, A Family Tradition: Video Training Series. The Learning Edge: Eastern Michigan University.

Additional Information

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