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Welcome to my website. This site is intended to share with you information about the profession of social work and my own progress as a social work practitioner, teacher, and researcher.

I hope you enjoy my work.

Presentations ~

It was a great experience participating in the Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting on October 19-22, 2017 in Dallas, TX. There “Teaching Students to be Spiritually Sensitive: Learning from a Spirituality Course Evaluation” was presented as an eposter. Here are the references.

My most recent presentation was at the 2017 Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network General Assembly February 19-21, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ.

There I provided “An Introduction to Spiritually Sensitive Hospice Social Work.”

I  also provided a webinar for the North American Association of Christian Social Workers called “Therapeutic Relationship as a Spiritual Resource.”

My article on “Relational Spirituality” in Social Work Today addresses some of the material covered.

Publications ~

You may also be interested in my book“Spirituality and Hospice Social Work” published by Columbia University Press. This book is the product of my experience and research on the subject. The article Key Concepts in Spiritual Care for Hospice Social Workers: How an Interdisciplinary Perspective Can Inform Spiritual Competenceprovides a topical overview, but the book focuses more on spiritually sensitive social work.

Contact Me  ~

I am always interested in researching, presenting, and writing on the topic of spirituality and social work. Collaborations are welcomed! My work addresses how spiritual sensitivity serves as a therapeutic resource in hospice and palliative care. I am now researching the potential implications of relational spirituality in long-term care. Please contact me at if you have any questions or ideas to share.

Current Activities

My Inspiration

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. 

Emily Dickenson

Disclaimer: This is my personal site and the contents do not represent the opinions of my employer.