Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD

Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social Work

PhD, University of Washington
MSW, University of Washington
BA, Radcliffe College

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
elizabeth.tracy@case.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Publications and Presentations

Recent Grants
NIDA Project Related Publications

Training – Gender Issues in the Path to Academic Leadership
Evidence-Based Practices Book Series
University of Buffalo Living Proof podcast series
Biographical Sketch
Course Information

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Affiliations:
Founding Board Member, Ohio School Social Work Association
Member, School Social Work Association of America
Member, National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers

Scholarly Interests:
Social Networks and Social Support; Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders; Women and Substance Use Disorders

How I chose this profession:
My first working experiences after graduating from college were with children with developmental disabilities and their families. I realized early on that in order to work best with the children I needed to connect with their families. Yet the school districts at that time frequently discouraged contacts between teaching staff and families. When I returned to graduate school, my choice was between social work and special education. Ultimately I decided on a social work career because I felt, as I do now, that social work would allow me to impact people as well as the environments that people experienced and confronted. Much of my work as a social worker has revolved around practice models that support families, make use of natural helping networks, and include environmental helping strategies as an important component of clinical practice.


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