Greg Merrill

Job title: 
Director of Field Education

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

Merrill's overarching professional interests have to do with how agencies select, deliver, and maintain the integrity of models of care that help the populations served obtain the intended benefits.

Specific interests and experiences include evidence-informed practice; motivational interviewing; trauma-informed care; intimate partner violence/domestic violence; anxiety disorders; integrated behavioral health; cognitive-behavioral therapy; assertive outreach and clinical case management; family adjustment to disability; criminal justice system; group work; program management; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations; vicarious trauma; and competency-based clinical supervision.

As a consultant, Merrill's projects have included providing advanced motivational interviewing training and coaching to systems of care including county child welfare, mental health, and health systems; developing and implementing a curriculum on vicarious trauma for providers; and developing and implementing trainings for clinical supervisors on holding the integrity of the agency's culture and practice model.

Research interests: 
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Intimate partner violence/domestic violence
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Assertive outreach and clinical case management
  • Family adjustment to disability
  • Criminal justice system
  • Group work
  • Program management
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Competency-based clinical supervision


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