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Carolyn Szafran

Field Practicum Coordinator/Senior Lecturer
Social Work
School of Applied Studies
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Washburn University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kansas State University, Master of Science
The University of Kansas, Master of Social Work
Academic History
  • 1996 Washburn University Social Worker Adjunct Instructor
  • 1999-present  Full time Social Work Field Coordinator, Instructor
Scholarly Interests/Activities
  • MSW School Track program since 1999
  • MSW School Track advisor
  • BSW/MSW Social Work Intern Placements
  • Public Speaker; Presentation and training  to professional care givers on Compassion Fatigue “Helping the Helper’ 1999-present
Service Interests/Activities
  • Chi Alpha faculty advisor
  • Clinical private practice working with survivors of trauma 1991-present
  • Clinical Supervision for LSCSW applicants
  • Advocacy work for oppressed, disenfranchised and disabled
  • Kansas Governor's Task Force on Reducing Childhood Poverty
  • Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board member
Career Accomplishments
  • Ten year Washburn University employee award
  • International Cambridge Student Travel to Cambridge, England
  • International travel to Beirut, Lebanon; Women Attitudes ‘second marriages’
  • Assisted in Washburn cultural diversity events; Lebanon and Japanese
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Licensed by State of Kansas as a Specialist in Clinical Social Work (LSCSW)
  • Creation and development of Social Work Department Self-Care website
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