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Jillian Graves

Assistant Professor

Graves 206 H Marshall




Ph.D. - Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research 
MSW - Smith College School of Social Work
BA - Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Major: Modern European History

Professional Summary

Jillian Graves has worked as a social worker in both mental health and juvenile justice settings for over 15 years. She was a court clinician in the juvenile court in Cambridge, MA and worked with adolescents who commit sexual offenses at Joseph Jay Peters Institute in Philadelphia. She has also worked with adults with severe mental illness at the May Institute and with a broad range of clients at the Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic in the Penn Medical System.  While at the Juvenile Court Clinic, she won the Anthony Kalinowski Clinical Partnership Award for her work with the Massachusetts Coalition for Juvenile Firesetter Programs.  

More recently, she completed an interim position at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, teaching in the practice sequence. During her time at Bryn Mawr, Jillian Graves was awarded Faculty Mentorship Award which is given by the students to a faculty member during Graduate School Appreciation Week.

Representative Courses Taught

SWRK 488L4:  Field Experience I
SWRK 505:  Generalist SW Practice with Individuals

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Graves, J. and Shapiro, J. (2016).  Trauma Informed Clinical Social Work Practice:  Case Composite with Court Involved Adolescent, Smith Studies in Social Work 86 (3), 204-224.

Graves, J. and Lee, J., Emerging Adult Siblings of People with Schizophrenia (Poster) Counsel of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, 2015, Denver, CO.

Graves, J. Emerging adult Siblings of People with Schizophrenia, International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, 2015, New York City, New York.

Graves, J. Anger Management Strategies for Adolescent Groups NASW National Conference, 2012, Washington, DC.

Graves, J. Teaching Anger Management to Court-Mandated Youth, Provider's Council Conference, 2007, Boston, MA.

Graves, J. Anger Management for Court Involved Youth, GAINS Conferences, SAMSHA, 2004, Boston, MA.

Additional Information

Research Interests:
Juvenile Justices
Trauma Reactive Violence
Severe Mental Illness
Adolescent and Emerging Adult Development
Qualitative Research Methods

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