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Margaret McLaughlin, CSW, MSW
- Master of Social Work
Louisiana State University, May 1985
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Louisiana State University, August 1983
Dean, School of Social Work and Human Services, Kentucky Christian University, August 2004 - present
Duties includes supervising and evaluating the faculty of the Counseling Psychology Program as well as the Social Work Program. Represent faculty concerns to KCU's administration. Settle faculty/student disputes. Oversee budget planning and implementation for both programs.
Social Work Program Director, Kentucky Christian University, August 1993 - present
Responsible for program curriculum development and implementation. Full-Professor since 1998. Oversee and implement program budget. Created and coordinate the Social Work Advisory Council for Kentucky Christian University. Coordinate CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accreditation efforts. Coordinate student admission process. Recruitment responsibilities include: talking with prospective students and advertising the Social Work Program at various festivals for youth. Teach social work courses. Supervise full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and support staff. Serve as faculty sponsor for Laos Protos. Committee assignments include: Academic Council (1994-present), Affirmative Action Committee (1995-present), Curriculum Review Committee (2000), Library Resource Committee (1997-2001), Appeals Committee (1992-1995).
Assistant Professor, Social Work Program, Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, Kentucky, 1990 - 1993
Taught foundation courses. Developed elective courses in social work. Additional duties included providing counseling to students through Counseling Services. Developed and implemented an Alcohol and Drug Information Program (ADAPT). Faculty sponsor for Psi Sigma Chi (Social Work/Psychology Student Group) and Rotaract (campus organization started as a Social Work class project). FIVCO ombudsman Advisory Council member. Participant in campus outreach programs including "Summer in the Son". Committee assignments included: Appeals Committee.
Eating Disorder Program Director, River Park Hospital, Huntington, WV. October 1989 - July 1990.
Developed and supervised the opening of an eating disorder program including marketing the program. While developing this program, additional responsibilities included providing psychosocial assessments, individual and group counseling with inpatients in the Chemical Dependency unit.
Eating Disorder Program Director, CPC Meadow Wood Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA. June 1989 - August 1989
Responsibilities included supervising therapists in direct patient care, conducted multidisciplinary treatment planning and discharge planning for inpatients and outpatients, scheduled staff, participated in a task force to assure treatment plans were in compliance with Medicare and JCAH standard. Responsible for managing the operation of the program. Duties also included handling referral calls and providing assessments for all hospital program, marketing the program through telephone and direct contact with referral sources, and providing community education on eating disorders.
Primary Therapist, Eating Disorder Program, CPC Meadow Wood Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA. June 1987 - May 1989
Responsible for coordinating, implementing, and conducting inpatient and outpatient programs including problem eating support group and aftercare groups. Program consisted of response prevention meals, lectures, skills groups, nutritional counseling, body image group, and insight oriented group for both patients and family members. Participated in multidisciplinary treatment planning and discharge planning for inpatients and outpatients. Conducted assessments for the eating disorder program as well as general assessments for other hospital programs and made recommendations for appropriate treatment. Presented lectures for community education on eating disorders and made marketed the program.
Director of Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Unit of Baton Rouge General Medical Center (COPE), Baton Rouge, LA. August 1986 - June 1987
Responsibilities included coordination and implementation of outpatient program for those patients with eating disorders. Program consisted of treatment planning, skills lectures, group, individual and family therapy. Participated in multidisciplinary team staffing for outpatients and inpatients. Participated in diabetes education program facilitating groups on dealing with emotional aspects of living with diabetes.
Therapist, Livingston Parish Youth Services Bureau, Denham Springs, LA. June 1986- August 1986.
Provided therapy for children (preschool through adolescent) and their families using an eclectic approach. Case consultation with director and contract psychologist.
Foster Care Worker, East Baton Rouge Child Protection Services, Baton Rouge, LA. August 1985-June 1986
Located most appropriate, least restrictive home situation for children in need of foster care. Interacted with other professionals in development of a service plan for each individual child and foster family. Followed policy procedures in obtaining services as identified by child's service plan. Maintained an overall view of priorities in order to make the most efficient use time.
Social Work Internship, St. Mary Parish Mental Health Center, Bayou Vista, LA. January 1984- May 1985
Counseled individuals, couples, groups of all ages in this rural South Louisiana culture. Instructed parents in positive parenting techniques. Coordinated activities and facilitated school age group interaction for children from unstable homes. Composed letters in advertisement of parent and child groups. Drafted correspondences to community groups for the purpose of public relations. Coordinated all aspects of parent classes and children's groups including publicity.
- Kentucky Certified Social Worker, December 1990-present.
- Louisiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker , July 1988-present.
- NASW (National Association of Social Workers-Kentucky Chapter), member.
- CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), member.
- NACSW (North American Association of Christians in Social Work), member.
- KASWE (Kentucky Association of Social Work Educators), member.
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