Donna McLaughlin

Donna-McClinical Practice
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Group Work Specialization Program
Phone: 617-353-9593
dmmclaug@bu.edu

Education

BA (human services), University of Massachusetts—Boston
MSW (clinical social work), Boston University School of Social Work
Postgraduate Certificate, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Advanced Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention and Treatment

Courses Taught

CP 759 Introduction to Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
CP 762 Advanced Group Work
CP 764 Seminar in Group Dynamics & Modalities
CP 770 Clinical Practice with Individuals
CP 771 Clinical Practice with Groups
CP 772 Clinical Practice with Families

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Groupwork training and education; student  supervision and mentoring; cultural competence and diversity; family & community trauma; clinical practice with individuals, couples, families and groups; and issues facing the LGBTQ community.

Selected Presentations

McLaughlin, D. & Gianino, M. (October 2014). One MSW program’s approach to gatekeeping: Challenges and opportunities in status review. Oral presentation, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

McLaughlin, D. & Collins, M. (June 2013). Application of group care principles to the Vietnam context. Oral paper presentation, 35th Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Boston, MA.

Cohen, M.B., McLaughlin, D., Muskat, B., Simon, S., & White M. (June 2013). Challenges & Opportunities for Applying Group Work Principles to Enhance Online Learning in Social Work. Panel Presentation, 35th Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Boston, MA.

McLaughlin, D., Frey, J., & Curran, E. (March 2013). Invited Speaker. Establishing and Maintaining the Human Connection in Online Education. Boston University Center for Excellence and Innovation and Teaching – Fifth Annual Instructional Innovation Conference, Boston, MA.

McLaughlin, D., Gianino, M. & Lopez, L. (November 2012). Teaching and learning experiential group work methods. Oral paper presentation, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 58th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

McLaughlin, D. & Lopez, L. (June 2012). Constructing Compassion in Group Work: Building Mutual Aid. Oral Paper presentation, 34th International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG), Long Island, NY.

McLaughlin, D. (Chair), Muskat, B., and Mesbur, E.S. (June 2012). Teaching Social Group Work On-Line: Developing creative approaches to enhance learning. Oral Presentation, 34th International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG), Long Island, NY.

McLaughlin, D. & Lopez, L. (March 2012). Constructing Compassion in Group Work: Building Mutual Aid. Workshop presentation, NASW, MA Chapter 2012 Symposium, Framingham, MA

McLaughlin, D. (Chair), Muskat, B., and Mesbur, E.S. (October 2011). Teaching Social Group Work On-Line: Discovering creative approaches to enhance learning, Oral Presentation at Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 57th Annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

McLaughlin, D., Gianino, M. and Lopez, L. (June 2011).  Social Group Work in the Classroom: The Experiential Lab, Oral Paper presentation, 33rd International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG), Long Beach, CA.

McLaughlin, D. (May 2011).  Invited Speaker, Group Work: Taking It a Step Further, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

McLaughlin, D. (April, 2011). Invited Speaker, Introduction to Group Work in Medical Setting, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

McLaughlin, D. (November 2010). Trainer, Supervising Group in the Field: Interactive Supervision, Special Challenges and Dilemmas. New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education (NECON) Directors, Professional Development Series, Boston, MA.

McLaughlin, D. (October 2010). Trainer, Group Work Principles and Recent Innovations in the Field. New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education (NECON) Directors, Professional Development Series, Boston, MA.

Gianino, M. & McLaughlin, D. (2009, November). Integrating Suicide Prevention Education in Social Work Education: Faculty Perspectives. Presentation at the Council on Social Work education (CSWE) 55th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Gianino, M. & McLaughlin, D. (2008, November). Program Assessment in Teaching the Group Work Method: How Are We Doing?, Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education 54th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Ruth, B. J., McLaughlin, D., & Gianino, M. (2008, October). Suicide Prevention/Intervention (SPI) Training in Social Work Education: Identifying the Issues. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education 54th Annual Meeting,Philadelphia, PA.

McLaughlin, D. & Godfrey-Grantz, S. (2008, June). Mutual Inspiration: Growing and Mentoring the Next Generation of Group Workers. Paper presented at the 30th International Symposium on Social Work with Groups, International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups in cooperation with the 14th European Groupwork Symposium, Cologne, Germany.

McLaughlin, D., Gianino, M., Schiller,L., & Lopez, L. (2006, October). In Real Time: An advanced experiential workshop for teaching and supervising group work methods in the classroom and in the field. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Social Work with Groups, San Diego , CA.

Selected Publications

Collins, M.E., & McLaughlin, D. (2014). Potential for adolescent-focused group work in the Vietnam context. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies:An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2014.940414

McLaughlin, D.M., & Godfrey-Grantz, S. (2012). Mutual Inspiration: Growing and mentoring the next generation of group workers. Groupwork (An Interdisciplinary Journal for Working with Groups), 22 (1), 39-58. DOI: 10.1921/095182412X655282

 Ruth, B.J., Gianino, M., Muroff, J., McLaughlin, D., & Feldman, B. (2012). You can’t recover from suicide: Perspectives on suicide education in MSW programs. Journal of Social Work Education, 48(3), 501-516. DOI: 10.5175/JSWE.2012.201000095

Awards and Honors

Platinum Award, May 2014, Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming, United States Distance Learning Association (Online course – Clinical Practice with Groups, CP771) St. Louis, Missouri.

Consulting and Professional Activities

Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), formerly known as AASWG (elected position), 2011-present

Co-Chair, XXXV Annual International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) Symposium 2013 Planning Committee, 2012-2013

Member, NASW MA Chapter, Symposium 2014 Planning Committee, 2012-2013

Member, NASW MA Chapter, Symposium 2012 Planning Committee. 2011-2012

Co-Chair, Planning Committee, 2008 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Massachusetts Chapter, March 28, 2008.

Massachusetts Chapter Representative,  Board of Directors, International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, May 2006 – 2009

Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Chapter, International Association for  Social Work with Groups (formerly AASWG), 2006 – 2013t; President 2006 – 2007.

Co-chair, Multicultural Forum Committee, The Chestnut Hill School, 2003-2006

Member, Multicultural Forum Committee, The Chestnut Hill School, 2001-2007

Consultant to director, Thom Boston Metro Early Intervention Services, 2000-2002

Member, Board of Directors, Alliance for Young Families, Boston, MA, 1996-1999

Member, Council on Social Work Education

Member, National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter

Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Professional Licensure.