Director of Field Education
GREG 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.
- Motivational Interviewing
- 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
- 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)
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.