Greg Merrill

Greg MerrillGREG MERRILL is the director of field education at the School of Social Welfare.

Merrill’s research interests include motivational interviewing; trauma; intimate partner violence/domestic violence; anxiety disorders; behavioral health; cognitive-behavioral therapy; assertive outreach and clinical case management; family adjustment to disability; criminal justice system; program management; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations; and vicarious trauma.

As a consultant, Merrill’s projects have included providing advanced motivational interviewing training and coaching to child welfare workers, mental health care managers, and other social workers; developing and implementing a curriculum on vicarious trauma for health care providers in public sector or community-based settings; as well as developing and implementing statewide pre-licensure course for social workers on intimate partner violence.

Office: Haviland 313

Phone: (510)-643-6397


Research / Expertise

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma
  • Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
  • Anxiety Disorders; Behavioral Health
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Assertive Outreach and Clinical Case Management
  • Family Adjustment to Disability; Criminal Justice System
  • Program Management
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations
  • Vicarious Trauma

Research / Expertise

  • Domestic Violence, Assessment and Intervention (SW 205X)
  • Direct Practice in Health Settings (SW 245)
  • Field Integration Seminar (Health) (SW 400)
  • Capstone Course in Health and Gerontology (SW 298)

Expanded Publications

Boccellari, A., Alvidrez, J., Shumway, M., Kelly, V., Merrill, G., Gelb, M., Smart, S., & Okin, R. (2007). Characteristics and psychosocial needs of victims of interpersonal violence identified at a public-sector hospital: Data from a large clinical trial. General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 236-243.

Merrill, G. & Wolfe, V. (2000). Battered gay men: an Exploration of abuse, help seeking, and why they stay. Journal of Homosexuality, 39(2), 1-30.