Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis Coordinator
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Jean LaTerz currently serves as the thesis coordinator for the masters thesis project, teaches the Introduction to Research Methods course and is a research adviser for master's and doctoral students. LaTerz will be co-teaching a new course with Anthony Hill, "Social Work and the Schools: Making the Marriage Work." Taking this course and other related electives plus a field placement in an educational setting may lead to state certification as a school social worker. LaTerz is also a co-investigator with Kathryn Basham for the Post Deployment Transition Project that will provide couples therapy to veterans who are diagnosed with combat-related PTSD and their partners.
LaTerz retired from the Boston Public School system where her last position was senior curriculum coordinator in the Office of High School Renewal. During her 35 years working in the Boston Public Schools, LaTerz taught at the elementary level, was a guidance adviser and an administrator in a substantially separate program for middle and high school adolescents, worked as a team leader for special needs students and was a school social worker at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA
Ed.D., Northeastern University Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA
C.A.G.S., Suffolk University Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA
M.S., Suffolk University Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA
B.S. Ed., Salem State College, Salem, MA
- Working with adult clients who are survivors of childhood abuse
- GLBTQ issues
- Social work in the public schools
Areas of Current Research
- Treatment of combat-related PTSD
- Foundation and specialization courses in the MSW research curriculum
LaTerz, J.D. & Corbin, J. A content analysis of concentration level research syllabi. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: Philadelphia, PA.
LaTerz, J.D. & Drisko, J.W. What are our objectives in concentration level research courses?: National survey results. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: San Francisco, CA.
Drisko, J.W. & LaTerz, J.D. A content analysis of foundation level research syllabi. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education: San Francisco, CA.
LaLerz, J.D. The Smith MSW thesis: A rich and scholarly tradition. Unpublished paper, Smith College School for Social Work: Northampton, MA.