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Stephanie Wladkowski

Assistant Professor

327 Marshall

734.487.6496

swladkow@emich.edu

Education

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

Professional Summary

Stephanie P. Wladkowski, PhD. 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.

Representative Courses Taught

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

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

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. & Wladkowski, S. (2014). Aging and functional disability. In B. Berkman & D.
Kaplan (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health & Aging (2nd Edition).
New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Copeland, P., Dean, R. & Wladkowski, S. (2011). The power dynamics of supervision: Ethical
dilemmas. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 81(1), 26-40.

Additional Information

Certifications

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

Memberships

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)

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