Lecturer Patrick Mulkern has worked as a School Social Worker in San Francisco Unified School District since graduating with an MSW and PPSC from UC Berkeley in 2016. He currently coordinates the Wellness Center at Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School, where he implements individual, group, and school-wide interventions while collaborating with students and families to create a more equitable educational environment. He has a passion for supporting students both in the K-12 and university environments and learns so much from his work supervising, training, and mentoring graduate student interns. In addition to school social work, Patrick's interests include working with LGBTQ+ youth, healing-centered and anti-oppressive social work, and narrative practices. Patrick also serves as the Vice President of the California Association of School Social Workers and is a board member of the Randy Fisher Legacy Endowment of the School Social Work Association of America.
Social Work Practice in School Settings (SW250T)
Social Work and Education Policy (SW232)
Human Sexuality (SW250L)
Psychosocial Problems and Psychopathology (SW205)
Mulkern, P, Reide Combs, C., Cordova-Rodriquez, J., & Stone, S. (2021). Working in a School Setting: What You Need to Know from Day One. In T. Cox, T. Fitzgerald, & M. Alvarez, M. (Eds.) New School Social Worker: The Art of Being Indispensable (manuscript submitted for publication). University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Mulkern, P. (2020, March 9). Supporting Queer Youth Using a Multi-Tiered Approach. School Social Work Association of America.
Mulkern, P., Porter, C., & McInerney, A. (2017). School Social Workers Role in Supporting McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. London, KY: School Social Work Association of America.
Alvarez, M., Koochel, C., Lucio, R., McCoy, C., Mulkern, P., Ochocki, S., Rivers-Cannon, T., Robles Sinkule, M., Santiago, M., and Villarreal Sosa, L. (2020). School Social Work Association of America School Reopening Priorities and Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic. London, KY: School Social Work Association of America.