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HUNT, DEANA

Lecturer/Field Liaison, Social Work Program

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

Biography

Deana Hunt joined as a full-time faculty member in the Spring 2020 semester.  She previously supervised several CMU social work interns and case managers. Her current practice experience includes work in the community mental health system providing crisis intervention services and serving on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit providing support and advocacy for people who need quality services and safe, affordable housing .

She has worked with all age groups in urban and rural environments providing services to address needs in mental health, substance abuse, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, health care, homelessness, and domestic violence.  In addition, she has served on inter-agency groups to address community needs and on interdisciplinary teams with a variety of other professionals.  

Her teaching pedagogy is to bring real-life examples into the classroom to help make learning more meaningful for students. 

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), Qualified Children’s Mental Health Professional (CMHP), Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) 

Master of Arts degree with a focus on clinical social work and social administration practice (equivalent to MSW) from the University of Chicago.  

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Alma College. 

Areas of focus include teaching and mentoring beginning social workers in effective generalist social work skills including direct practice and self-care. 

Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1998 

Member of NASW Specialty Practice Sections:  Mental Health and Administration/Supervision. 

Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) - Macro and Micro

Courses Taught

SWK 315 Social Work Generalist Practice I 

SWK 321 Social Work Generalist Practice II 

SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work 

SWK 471/481 Field Practicum Seminar and Field Liaison 

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