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Julie Patton

Biography:

Julie Patton, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on generalist practice and mind/body and positive psychology.

Patton, a licensed clinical social worker, received a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Her professional career includes work as a grief facilitator for prisoners in work-release programs, 20 years in various roles at local hospices, and an oncology social worker at Baptist Hospital. 

While at Covenant Hospice, Patton edited/wrote a “Patient and Family Care” book that won the Award of Excellence from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She authored a four-hour curriculum, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders,” that won the Florida Hospices’ Award of Excellence and the National Hospice Organization Award of Excellence. In addition, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine published her article, “Jungian Spirituality: Growth at the End of Life.’

Patton has made presentations at professional conferences. They included benchmarking hospice educational programs, the aftermath of community disaster, a development model for late-life growth, and positive psychology, resilience and coping.

Degrees & Institutions:

AB Bryn Mawr College, MSS Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work

Current Courses:

  • Clinical Practice I
  • Advanced Field I
  • Human Behavior in Organizations and Communities

Classes Taught:

    • Clinical Practice I
    • Advanced Field I
    • Human Behavior in Organizations and Communities
    • Generalist Practice I
    • Mind/Body and Interpersonal Neurobiology for Social Workers
    • Grief and Loss

Special Interests:

  • Race and Reconciliation in Pensacola

Publications:

    •  Jungian Spirituality: A Developmental Model for Late Life Growth

Keywords: Alzheimer’s education, Jungian spirituality at end of life, individual resilience, community post-disaster resilience, grief counseling for work-release inmates, benchmarking hospice education programs, mind/body and positive psychology

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