Emerging Young Professional Women’s Group Are you the only or one among few women of color in your work environment? This group provides peer support for women facing the unique challenges and pressures related to being a young and emerging professional woman of color. Fertility Group Dealing with infertility can be challenging emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Often times, it may feel as though you are isolated and have no one to talk to. You may sense that people care for you, but they just don't know what to say or do, or seemingly worse, they say or do nothing at all. This group provides a safe space where clients can share their experiences with others, and gain the strength as well as tangible tools to heal, cope, and feel empowered as they move forward in their fertility journey. For more information on group schedules and rates please contact me or learn more about my other services here!
I have experience teaching the following graduate level social work courses in a traditional classroom setting and on virtual platforms, and currently welcome guest lecture opportunities.
Applied Learning in Field Education This course provides students the opportunity to practice social work skills and apply evidence-informed interventions in their work with individuals and/or families, groups, organizations, and communities. It prepares students to enter their Field Practicum by engaging them in evidence-based intervention (EBI) trainings. Continuing support and simulated practice is provided to students through weekly “Practice Labs” with Field Faculty Instructors who serve as educators, consultants and coaches for the internship experience.
Critical Social Work in a Multicultural Society This is the second course in a Human Behavior and Social Environment foundation sequence and draws upon ecosystems theory and transcultural perspectives including intersectionality, power, privilege and difference, and the mechanism of structural oppression. The course examines the social construction of race in groups, communities, and organizations with a major focus on African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native/Indigenous people, and other diverse populations with particular attention to resistance to oppression and implications for the delivery of competent social work services.
Generalist Practice with Individuals and Organizations This course provides an overview of generalist social work as a method and process emphasizing fundamental competencies, values, principles, and practice behaviors with special attention to practice with individuals and practice with and within the organizational context of practice. The course is taught using an ecosystems, empowerment, and strengths framework that emphasizes competencies in culturally proficient and ethno-conscious practice in an urban community context.
Erin U. Starkey, LCSW | firstname.lastname@example.org | 773.234.1842