Faculty and Staff Profiles

Susan E. Elswick
Assoc Professor, Social Work
Email: selswick@memphis.edu
Office Location: 234 Mccord Hall
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays (Appointment Plus)
Profile

Susan Elswick obtained her Master of Social Work at University of Tennessee in 2006 and her Doctor of Education in Instructional and Curriculum leadership with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Memphis in 2011. Served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work Memphis Campus from 2008-current.  Served as a clinical assistant professor at the University Of Memphis Department Of Social Work Memphis from 2012-2015. She served as assistant professor and BA Program Director from 2015-current at the University of Memphis Department of Social Work. 

Dr. Susan Elswick has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in her time as a professor. She has taught over thirty sections of master’s level courses in the areas of human behavior in the social environment, field education/ field seminar, social work practice with children and families, and school social work. She has also taught 8 sections of undergraduate content and curriculum in intro to social work, school social work, and social response to the human need. She has served as field liaison and field instructor for both graduate and undergraduate students since 2008. 

Dr. Susan Elswick has over 15 years of clinical mental health experience that includes community mental health, case management, residential programming, ABA-based programming, school-based programming, parent coaching, integrated behavioral health, infant mental health, and home-based services. Dr. Elswick is the CEO/ Founder of Behavior Services of the MidSouth LLC.  Her research interests include assessment and intervention for children with both academic and behavioral difficulties, the use of Response to Intervention in multiple settings, improving outcomes for students through effective teacher training and supports, the use of evidence-based interventions and services to correct maladaptive behaviors in order to improve outcomes for children and families, the use of expressive art therapies/ experiential therapies in the field of social work practice, and the use of informatics and technology in the field of social work.

Dr. Elswick is the author of fifteen peer reviewed journal publications, two monographed books, and served as the editor for one book publication. She also has over thirty referred conference presentations. She has received more than $1 million in internal and external grants to date.  She was also awarded the NASW-TN West Branch Social Worker of the Year in 2017, and was awarded the prestigious Gary Lee Shaffer Award for Academic Contributions to the Field of School Social Work by the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) in 2018.  This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a school social work faculty member.


    

Additional Information

 

OBTAINED FELLOWSHIPS

2015-2016 First Generation Faculty Mentor University of Memphis

2015-2016 Engaged Learning Fellowship Course Redesign University of Memphis

 

AUTHORED BOOKS

 

Elswick, S. (2018). Enhancing Social Emotional Literacy through the Use of Children’s

 

Literature and Activity-based Programming. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, (2017).

 

Elswick, S. (2017). Informatics in Social Work Practice: Technology within the Field. Nova

 

Science Publishers, Inc. (in progress- 2016/17 print).

 

 

EDITED BOOKS

 

Elswick, S. (2016). Data Collection: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions. Nova

 

Science Publishers, Inc. (in progress- 2016/17 print).

 

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Elswick, S., NeelyBarnes, S., Casey, L., & Rudd, L. (2018). Chapter 24: Social Work. In R.

D. Rieske (Ed.), Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (pages of chapter). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

 

Elswick, S. (2018). Behavior Change Project- Informatics. Teaching Social Work with

 

Digital Technology. CSWE Press (2018 in press).

 

Elswick, S. (2016). Data Collection: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions. The

Application of Applied Behavior Analysis to the Field of Social Work: Lessons in

Data Collection and Best-Practices. Nova Publishers Inc. (in press).

 

Creative Activities


Elswick, S. (2013). Social Emotional Literacy Curriculum Development. 

Posted on University of Memphis Department of Social Work Resource Page

http://www.memphis.edu/socialwork/resources.htm

 Elswick, S (2015-Current). Update a community Resource Directory for the community at large. http://www.memphis.edu/socialwork/pdfs/updatedresourcedirectory2017.pdf

Elswick, S. (2017-Current) Psycho-education Tip Sheets and Parent/ Teacher Supports for Integrated Behavioral Health Programming. Project LAUNCH, U of M Social Work, and Early Success Coalition.


GRANTS AWARDED 

2018-2019 Green Fee Funding Grant Proposal- University of Memphis, Sustainable Campus Green Grant. Proposal to support the development of an environmental social work class, internship, and building infrastructure in the community for Green technology transfer with social/ behavioral sciences embedded. ($30,000).

2017-2018 Memphis Research Consortium (MRC) ($540,000). Music Club. The Music Club is an expressive arts based interventions for children and families in the community that have experienced adverse life events that have resulted in traumatic experiences. 

 

2016-2018 University of Memphis- Lebonheur- Project Launch- Infant Mental Health Grant This grant project supported building capacity to provide Infant Mental Health supports, training, and reflective supervision to the local community.  Services were provided in an Integrated Behavioral Health setting (pediatrics offices) and in early childhood centers ($60,000).

2016-2017 University of Memphis TUCI Early Child Care Supports  Grant provided student behavioral supports and teacher consultation and support for Perea Preschool.  Utilized play therapy, ABA, and early childhood education interventions to improve outcomes.

2016-2017 University of Memphis- FedEx Institute- Technology Transfer Grant

ENGAGE: An API Capable Data Collection and Analysis System for Education and Behavioral Health ($20,000).

2016-2017 TBR Research Grant- Food Insecurities- Free Lunch Graduates: What Happens When They Come to College? Creating a Food Pantry on Campus ($40,000).

2015-2016 Delavega, E., Barnes, S., and Elswick, S. (2015) TBR Food Insecurity Grant- Free Lunch Graduates: What happens when they go to college? 

2015-2016 Continuation of -HRSA Grant Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Mid-South Social Work Professional Development Initiative (MSW-PDI). ($1.423 Million).

2014-2015 First Books Grant Gestalt Community Schools (Humes)

Awarded $857 to obtain free books for 150 middle school students at the Humes Middle School- Gestalt Community Schools Charter (GCS) school- a local Memphis City School. Collaboration between Dr. Susan Elswick and GCS to improve educational outcomes through improving reading and fluency. ($857).

2014-2015 Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Family Ties project

Collaboration between the U of M Dept of Social Work Field Placement and Project Motion to enhance knowledge and awareness of dance movement therapy as well as offer a spring dance that allows community members to identify and describe what “family” means to them (8/2014) ($2000).

2014-2015 HRSA Grant Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Mid-South Social Work Professional Development Initiative (MSW-PDI). ($1.423 Million)


?2014-2015 The TBR Research and Diversity Grant

Washington, G., Neely-Barnes, S., Elswick, S., and Lennon-Dearing, R. (2014). The Students Helping Students Program: ‘Response to Intervention’ in Higher Education

($40,000).

2013-2014 First Books Grant- Awarded $2500 to obtain 1000 free books for
180 preschool students at the Ridgeway Early Learning Center- a local Memphis City School/ Head Start program. Social Emotional teaching curriculum created by Dr. Elswick based on the books obtained through the grant. Social Emotional Educational curriculum used to address social and behavioral needs of young children. ($2500).

 

LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATIONS

 

2018- Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) trained (2/2018)

 

2017- Current Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor RPT-S (12/2017)

 

2017- Current Trained in Reflective Supervision (5/2017)

 

2017- Current Certified CLASS- Infant Observer (6/2017)

 

            2017- Current Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (I/T) Trained clinician

(4/2017)

 

2017-Current Certified QPR clinician and train the trainer (6/2017)

 

2016- Current Certified Suicide 2 Hope clinician, (2016)

 

2016- Current Certified Train the Trainer for Building Stronger Brains TN (11/2016)

 

2016- Current EMDR Approved Therapist (7/2016)

 

2016- Current Approved LCSW Supervisor in MS 

 

2015- Current Animal Assisted Intervention Certified (University of Tennessee DVSW Certificate) (April 8, 2015)

 

2015- Current Approved LCSW Supervisor in TN

 

2014- Current Certified Mental Health First Aid (4/2014)

 

2011-Current Certified TF-CBT Completed 2 day Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), On-line training, 1 year case supervision–passed certification exam and completed clinician supervision (5/2016)

 

2009-2016 Certified CPI Instructor of The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

 

            2012-Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), TN, MS, and AR


        

2006- Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), awarded May 30, 2006, in the State of Tennessee.

 

2006-Current School Social Work Licensure (LSSW), awarded May 29, 2006, in the State of Tennessee.

 

 

 



Work Experience

  • Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Intelligent Systems - University of Memphis - 2017-Current
  • Coordinator for School Social Work Licensure, Social Work - University of Memphis - 2014-Current
  • Coordinator for School Social Work Certificate, Social Work - University of Memphis - 2018-Current
  • BA in Social Work Program Director , Social Work - UofM - 2015-2018
  • Assistant Professor, Social Work - UofM - 2015-Current
  • Clinical Assistant Professor/ MSW Field Director, Department of Social Work - University of Memphis - 8/2012-Current
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Social Work - Univrsity of Tennessee - 1/2008- Current
  • School Social Worker, Memphis City Schools - Memphis City Schools - 8/2006-6/2012
Honors/Awards
  • College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award - University of Memphis - 2018
  • Gary Lee Shaffer Award - SSWAA - 2018
  • First Time Principal Investigator Recognition - University of Memphis - 2018
  • Student Government Association (SGA) Faculty Award - University of Memphis SGA - 2016
  • SUAPP Engaged Learning Fellowship - University of Memphis - 2016
  • ICL Student Alumni Spotlight - University of Memphis - 2011

Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 4937/6937 UMGlobal Section - University of Memphis
  • Social Work Practice I 3903 - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work Practice - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 2911 Social Response to the Human Need - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7016 Advanced Practice Children & Adolescents - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 4937/6937 School Social Work - University of Memphis
  • School Social Work - University of Tennessee
  • Direct Practice Social Work - University of Tennessee
  • School Social Work 7007 - University of Memphis
  • Field Seminar 7051 - University of Memphis
  • Field Seminar 7052 - University of Memphis
  • Field Seminar 7053 - University of Memphis
  • Field Seminar 7054 - University of Memphis
  • Field Seminar 7050 - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7050 Field Intro - University of Memphis
  • School Social Work 7070 - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7051 - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7052 - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7053 2014 - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7054 2014 - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study Student 2014 - University of Memphis
  • School Social Work 535 2014 - University of Tennessee
  • School Social Work2014 - University of Memphis
  • Block Summer Field 7053/7054 2014 - University of Memphis
  • School Social Work Summer 2014 - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study Bibliotherapy 2014 - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study Listserve Work for SSW 2014 - University of Memphis
  • Field 7053 2014 - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • PSYCH - Zarea Williams - 2019
  • PSYCH - Athena Campbell - 2018
  • SWRK BA - Andrea Wilson - 2017

Creative Activities

  • Working on Green Fee App and Community Projects - 2018-Current - UT Ag Center and U of M - Green Fee U of M
  • ACEs Building Stronger Brains Initiative HHS webinar and outreach - 2018-Current - Online - National Health and Human Services
  • MRC Music Club Trauma Interventions - 2017-Current - Refugee Empowerment Program - MRC
  • Infant Mental Health Consultation - 2016-Current - LeBonheur Memphis - LeBonheur and Early Success Coalition
  • TUCI Early Child Care Training - 2016-2017 - Perea Preschool - TUCI and U of M
  • Fed Ex Institute Tech Transfer - 2016-2017 - U of M - Fed Ex Institute
  • Food Insecurity Grant - 2015-2017 - U of M Campus - TBR
  • First Book Grants - 2014-2015 - Gestalt Community schools - First Book
  • Family Ties - 2014-2015 - Memphis Project Motion - Arts Build Communities
  • Arts Building Communities - 2014-Current - Memphis - Project Motion
  • TRSS Creation and Pilot - 2014-Current - Local Public Charter Schools - None
  • Drive Time Devotionals - 3/2013-Current - Covenant United Methodist Church - United Methodits Conference
  • Social Emotional Curriculum Development - 1/2013 - University of Memphis/ SCS Headstart - First Books
  • Theatre Memphis Curriculum Developments - 9/2013-Current - University of Memphis - Caritas Village
  • Curriculum Development/ Expressive Arts Therapy - 9/2013 - University of Memphis - Counseling Center
  • Book Club Curriculum - 6/2013-7/2013 - University of Memphis -  

Support

  • LeBonhuer and IMHC Programming - Community Funder - $80,000 - 2018-Current
  • The Music Club Trauma Supports - Memphis Research Consortium (MRC) - $768,000 - 2017-2020
  • Infant Mental Health - Lebonheur- Project Launch- Infant Mental Health Grant - $120,000 - 2016-2018
  • Early Child Care Supports - TUCI U of M - $117,000 - 2015-2016
  • Food Insecurities - TBR - $40,000 - 2016-2017
  • MSW PDI Social Work Training Grant - HRSA/ University of Memphis - 1.43 Million - 3 years
  • Tennessee Board of Regents- Students Helping Students - University of Memphis Dept of Social Work - $40,000 - 2014-2016
  • HRSA- MSW-PDI Grant - University of Memphis Dept of Social Work - $1.423 Million - 2014-2017
  • U of M Green Fee Grant - U of M Student Green Fees - $30000 - 2018-2019
  • FedEx Institute- Technology Transfer Grant - U of M - $20,000 - 2016-2017

Outreach

  • AIMHiTN State Endorsement Higher Education Task Force Committee - AIMhiTN Invited - 2018-Current - Dept of Mental Health and IMHC
  • Gestalt Community Schools Board Member -   - 2018-Current -  
  • Perea Charter School Founding Board Member - Perea Charter School Board Members - 2017- Current - Charter Schools SCS
  • American Council of School Social Work Board Member - ACSSW Board Members - 2017-Current - ACSSW
  • TSPN Higher Ed Task Force - Board Members for Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network - 2017-Current - TSPN
  • Disabilitiy Rights TN - Community Partners - 2014-Current - N/A
  • Arts Build Communities Grant - Community - 2014-Current - Project Motion
  • Drive Time Devotional Development - Covenant United Methodist Church - 3/2013 - Methodist Church Conference
  • Social Emotional LIteracy Curriculum Development - Memphis City Schools Headstart - 1/2013-5/2013 - First Books
  • Expressive Arts Therapy Curriculum - U of M Counseling Center - 9/2013 - Counseling Center
  • Theatre Memphis Therapeutic Curriculum Development - Theatre Memphis/ Arts Memphis Caritas Village - 9/2013 - Theatre Memphis
  • Crossroads Hospice Curriculum Development - Crossroads Hospice - 9/2013 - Crossroads
  • Project Motion - Porject Motion Board Member - 2012-2014 - Board Member
  • West Tennessee Human Rights Committe Member - Committee Member and BSP Reviewer - 2013-2014 -  
Service
  • University of Memphis Social Science Rep UUC - Social Science Rep UUC - 2018-Current
  • University of Memphis - Coordinator of School Social Work Certificate - 2018-Current
  • University of Memphis - IIS Faculty Affiliate - 2018-Current
  • University of Memphis - iIMPACT Member - 2016-Current
  • UofM - DSW Committee Member and Founding Faculty - 2016-Current
  • U of M - Abstract Reviewer and Evaluator for the UofM Works in Progress Symposium (WIPS) - 2016
  • UofM - Search Committee for UofM Department Chair - 2016
  • UofM - Search Committee for UofM Lambuth Tenure Track Line - 2016
  • UofM - Abstract Reviewer for the UofM Undergraduate Research Conference - 2016
  • UofM - Faculty Affiliate: IiMPACT - 2016
  • University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2015-2018
  • University of Memphis - CHC Collaborative - 2015-Current
  • University of Memphis - BA Program Coordinator - 2015--2018
  • University of Memphis - Creating an Institute for the Dept of Social Work- Institute Work - 2013-Current
  • University of Memphis - On-Line Program in Social Work Committee - 2014-Current
  • University of Memphis - Engaged Scholarship Committee - 2014-Current
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Senate Proxy - 2012-2013
  • University of Memphis - Phi Alpha Faculty Representative - 2012-2013
  • University of Memphis - Go!SW Faculty Advisor - 2012-2014
  • University of Memphis - CEU Committee - 2012-2013
  • University of Memphis - Project Motion Board Member - 2012-2014
  • University of Memphis - West Tennessee Human Rights Committee Reviewer - 2013-2014
Consulting
  • AIMHiTN State Endorsement Higher Education Task Force Committee - 2018-Current
  • Gestalt Community Schools Board Member - 2018- Current
  • American Council on School Social Work (ACSSW Board Member) - 2017-Current
  • TN Suicide Prevention Network Committee on Higher Ed - 2017-Current
  • Gestalt Community Schools Board - 2014-2017
  • Perea Elementary School Charter Board - 2016-Current
  • Disability Rights TN - 2014-2018
  • Gestalt Community Schools - 2013-2014
  • West TN DIDDS Human Rights Committee Member - 2013-2018
  • Case Management Inc - 2013-2014
  • Perea Preschool - 2013-2014
  • Crossroads Hospice - 2013-2014
  • Theatre Memphis - 2013-2014
  • University of Memphis Counselinf Center - 2013-2014
  • Project Motion - 2012-2014
  • MCS/ Headstart Ridgeway Early Learning Center - 2012-2013
Books Published
  • Elswick, S. (2018). Using Picture Books to Enhance Children’s Social and Emotional Literacy: Creative Activities and Programs for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Elswick, S. (2017). Informatics in Social Work Practice: Technology within the Field. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Journal Articles
  • Lennon-Dearing, R. Elswick, S., Neely-Barnes, S, Snipes, K., Williams, M., Carter, A., Washington, G., and Gray, A. (in press-2018). The Students Helping Students Program: Response to Intervention in Higher Education. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 20180116-6R
  • Goerdt, L. A., Blaalid, B., Elswick, S., Johnson, D. J., Delavega, E., Kindle, P. A., Granruth, L., & Caplan, M. A. (in-press 2018). Teaching characteristics and student satisfaction:impact on social work student interest in policy. Journal of Social Work Education. USWE-2017-0203.
  • Elswick, S., Cuellar, M., Williams, M., Albert, W., Norfleet, T., Carlson, S., Fleming, G., Leig, N., and Shine, J.K. (2018). School Social Work Leadership: Essential Knowledge, Skills & Practices for the Profession. School Social Work Journal, 42 (2), 57-73.
  • Wingate, S., Postlewaite, R., Mena, R., Neely-Barnes, S., & Elswick, S. (2018). Parent Knowledge of and Experiences with Response to Intervention (RtI). Children & Schools. 40(3), 163-171
  • Hunter, W., Elswick, S., & Casey, L. (2017). Efficient wraparound service model for students with emotional and behavioral disorders: A collaborative model for School Social Workers and Teachers. Children and Schools, 40, (1),1-3.
  • Smith, C., Casey, L., Williamson, R., and Elswick, S. (2017). Investigating the Symptoms of Traumatic Stress in Fathers of Children Diagnosed with Autism. DADD Online Journal: Research to Practice, 4(1),190-202.
  • Cuellar, M., Elswick, S., and Theriot, M. (2017). School social workers’ perceptions of school safety and security in today’s schools: A survey of professionals across the United States. Journal of School Violence,17(3), 271-283.
  • Cuellar,M., Elswick, S., and Theriot, M. (2017). An investigation of school social worker perceptions towards school security personnel. School Social Work Journal, 41(2),41 -60.
  • Hunter, W.C.,Elswick, S., Perkins, J. H., Heroux, J., and Harte, H. (2017). Literacy Workshops: School Social Workers Enhancing Educational Connections between Educators, Early Childhood Students, and Families. Children and Schools: A Journal of the National Association of Social Workers. 39 (3),167-176.
  • Casey, L., Williamson, R., Casey, C. & Elswick, S. (2016). The Impact of Professional Development on Teachers Perceptions of Using Data-Informed Instruction to Monitor Student Progress in the Classroom. Catholic Education, 20(1),333-348.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. & Elswick, S. (2016). Inclusion for People with Developmental Disabilities: Measuring an Elusive Construct. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 15(2), 134 -149.
  • Elswick, S., Casey, L., Black, T., Zanskas, S., Smith, C. (2016). Investigating data collection processes utilized in monitoring the effects of the good behavior game: Technology-based data collection versus hand collected data. Computers in Human Behavior, 54(1), 158-169.
  • McAdory, T., Elswick, S., Lennon-Dearing, R., Nick, D., Edis, A. Scott, J. And Maley, J. (2015). Embracing Life: The Gift of a Day Program. Illness, Crisis, and Loss, (24)2,15-18.
  • Elswick, S. (2014). Merging the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Model and the Functional Behavior Assessment Processes. Journal of Safe Management, 22(2),15-18.
  • Elswick, S. (2013). The Behavior Change Project: A Field Assignment in Empathy Building, Self-Awareness, and Direct Clinical Practice. Field Educator, (3)2,1-12.
  • Casey, L., Meindl, J., Frame, K., Elswick, S., Hayes, J., & Wyatt, J. (2012). Current trends in education: How single-subject research can help middle and high school educators keep up with the zeitgeist. The Clearing House, 85,(3): 109-116.
  • Casey, L. & Elswick, S. (2011). The social workers role in assessment of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children and Schools: A Journal of the National Association of Social Workers, 33(3), 176-182
  • Casey, L., Robertson, J., Williamson, R., Serio, C., & Elswick, S. (2011). Spending Instructional time wisely: A case study using brief intervention probes to determine the most effective strategy. Canadian Journal of Education, 34(3), 33-46.
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L. (2011). The good behavior game is no longer just an effective intervention for students: An examination of the reciprocal effects on teacher behaviors. Beyond Behavior, 21(1), 36-46.
  • Powers, E., Casey, L., Elswick, S., & Neimeyer, K. (2011).Training teachers to implement components of a functional behavior assessment in a rural school district: Taking steps toward a proactive classroom. Delta Journal of Education, 1(1), 24-44.
Presentations
  • Elswick, S. (2019). Title: Iot Supported Data Collection System for Tracking Student Behavioral Progress in Public Education. SSWAA. (January).
  • Elswick, S. (2019). Reaching in to Reach out: Therapy Box for Escape-Maintained Aggression. SSWAA. (January).
  • Elswick, S. (2019). A School Social Worker in a Pediatrics Clinic? An Integrated Behavioral Health Approach to Education. American Council on School Social Work. (January).
  • Smith, C., Casey, L., Williamson, R, & Elswick, S. (2018). Tennessee Association of Behavior Analysis (ABAI Annual Autism Conference). Investigating the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress in Fathers of Children Diagnosed with Autism.
  • Elswick, S., Kronenberg, M., Harmon, J., Allen, A. (2018). SOCAT Conference. Infant Mental Health Consultation Across Settings: Primary Care and Childcare Centers. Nashville. (September, 2018).
  • Delavega, E., Kindle, P. A., & Elswick, S. E. (2018). Belief in a just world: Preparation for social/political change. Paper accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. (March).
  • Durham, A., Elswick, S. (2018). University of Memphis Student Research Forum. Student Poster Presentation. A Interdisciplinary Approach to FTT: Social Works Role and a Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Durham, A., Elswick, S. (2018). University of Memphis Social Work Symposium. Student Poster Presentation. A Interdisciplinary Approach to FTT: Social Works Role and a Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Delavega, E. & Elswick, S. (2018). Solving Rural Challenges in Social Work Education: Non-Traditional Field Placement Options. Rural Social Work Conference. Murray, KY (July 2018).
  • Elswick, S.E. (2018). IoT-Supported Data Collection System for Tracking Client Behavioral Progress. ACSSW. (January).
  • Elswick, S. (2018). Enhancing Social- Emotional Learning through the use of Children’s Literature and Activity-based Programming (Bibliotherapy). ACSSW. (January).
  • Elswick, S. (2017). Trauma Informed Care in Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to Success. Advancing School Social Work Practice Conference. American Counsel on School Social Work. (1/2017).
  • Elswick, S. (2017). Characteristics of Effective Policy Instructors in Social Work. 2017 BPD Annual Conference. (3/2017).
  • Smith, C., Casey, L., Williamson, R. & Elswick, S. (2017). The 42nd CEC Disability and Developmental Disabilities DADD’s Conference. Investigating the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress in Fathers of Children Diagnosed with Autism. Chicago, IL. (1/18-20/2017).
  • Smith, C., Casey, L., Williamson, R. & Elswick, S. (2017). 18th Annual International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities. Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities. Investigating the Symptoms of Stress in Fathers of Children Diagnosed With Autism. Clearwater, FL. (1/20/2017)
  • Neely-Barnes, S. and Elswick, S.E. (2017). Response to Intervention: An Investigation of Parent Knowledge. CSWE APM. (October).
  • Elswick, S.E. and Malone, C. (2017). IoT-Supported Data Collection System for Tracking Client Behavioral Progress. CSWE APM. (October, 2017)
  • Goerdt, L., Johnson, D., & Elswick, S. (2016). The CSWE 2016 Annual Program Meeting. Building a Collaborative: The Social Welfare Research Consortium. Atlanta, GA.(11/3-6/2016)
  • Delavega, E. Neely-Barnes, S., Pettet, F., Elswick, S. (2016). The Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference Assessing Student Outcomes of a Behavioral Health Training Program in Social Work (1/13/2016)
  • Elswick, S. (2016). School Social Work Association of American Annual Conference. School social workers and their interactions with school security personnel in one southeastern state (4/2016)
  • Smith, C., Casey, L., Williamson, R, & Elswick, S. (2016). The 42nd Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference. Investigating the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress in Fathers of Children Diagnosed with Autism. Chicago, IL. (5/2016)
  • Delavega, E., Claiborne, J., Elswick, S. & Soifer, S. (2015). 40th National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Conference, South Dakota. Building Social, Cultural, and Economic Capital through Alternative Social Work Field Placements (7/2015)
  • Elswick, S. (2015). The Tennessee Association of Educating Young Children (TAEYC) (9/2015)
  • Elswick, S. (2015). Teach For America Early Childhood Symposium Understanding and Intervening on Maladaptive Behaviors in the Preschool Classroom (2/2015)
  • Elswick, S. (2015). Arkansas Department of Mental Health Understanding and Intervening on Maladaptive Behaviors. (8/2015)
  • Elswick, S. (2015). ACSSW National School Social Work Institute on School Mental HealthThe Teacher Risk Screening Survey (1/2015)
  • Elswick, S. (2014). The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) APM Conference. The Behavior Change Project: Poster Presentation at the Field Education Innovators Showcase (10/2014
  • Elswick, S. (2014). TASSW West TN Training
  • Elswick, S. (2014). ACSSW National School Social Work Institute on School Mental Health. Understanding and Intervening on Maladaptive Behavior (2/2014)
  • Elswick, S. (2013). Tennessee Association of School Psychologists (TASP) Conference DSM 5: What School Psychologists Need to Know (11/21/2013
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L. (2012). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference Effective Data Collection Modalities Utilized in Monitoring the Effects of the Good Behavior Game: Technology-Based Data Collection Versus Hand Collected Data (4/2012)
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L. (2012). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference The Good Behavior Game is No Longer Just an Effective Intervention for Students: An Examination of the Reciprocal Effects in One Urban Classroom (4/2012)
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L. (2011). - West Tennessee Association of Behavior Analysts (TABA)- The Therapy Box in the classroom: A multi-component intervention serving as Differential Reinforcement of Communicative Behavior in Escape-Maintained Aggression (3/2011)
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L. (2011). - West Tennessee Association of Behavior Analysts (TABA)- The Good Behavior Game: A Replication and Extension of an Effective Tier 1 Behavioral Intervention (3/2011)
  • Elswick, S. (2011). The Council for Exceptional Children Conference- The Good Behavior Game: A Replication and Extension of an Effective Tier 1 Behavioral Intervention.
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L (2010). American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference- A Schema Based Approach to Increase Appropriate Sentence Combinations in Elementary Students: A Response to Intervention Tier 2 Teaching Strategy.
  • Elswick, S. & Casey, L (2010). Tennessee Applied Behavior Analyst (TABA) Conference- The Good Behavior Game: An Effective Tier 1 Behavioral Intervention for Schools.
Creative/Artistic Works
  • Elswick, S. (2017). I Hear the Music Soaring. The University of IOWA School of Social Work. National Poetry Contest/ Online Publication. 5th edition. The New Social Worker (2017).
  • Elswick, S. (2013). Social Emotional Literacy Curriculum Development. Posted on University of Memphis Department of Social Work Resource Page http://www.memphis.edu/socialwork/resources.htm
  • Elswick, S.E. (2013). The Grouchy Lady Bug Social Emotional Literacy Teacher Curriculum(URL:http://www.memphis.edu/socialwork/pdfs/Elswick_SocialEmotionalCurriculum/thegrouchyladybug_teacher.pdf). Referenced and linked to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). MSDE is currently assembling an Online Instructional Toolkit (OIT) containing various resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in education. This OIT will be found under Curriculum Resources athttp://msde.blackboard.com/.
Appendix D - Support
  • Awarded Grants
  • 2017-2020 Memphis Research Consortium (MRC) ($540,000) Music CLub. The Music Club is an expressive arts based intervention for children and families in the community that have experienced adverse life events that have resulted in traumatic experiences.
  • 2016-2018 University of Memphis- Lebonheur- Project Launch- Infant Mental Health Grant This grant project supported building capacity to provide Infant Mental Health supports, training, and reflective supervision to the local community. Services were provided in an Integrated Behavioral Health setting (pediatrics offices) and in early childhood centers ($60,000).
  • 2016-2017 University of Memphis TUCI Early Child Care Supports Grant provided student behavioral supports and teacher consultation and support for Perea Preschool. Utilized play therapy, ABA, and early childhood education interventions to improve outcomes.
  • 2016-2017 University of Memphis- FedEx Institute- Technology Transfer Grant ENGAGE: An API Capable Data Collection and Analysis System for Education and Behavioral Health ($20,000).
  • 2016-2017 TBR Research Grant- Food Insecurities- Free Lunch Graduates: What Happens When They Come to College? Creating a Food Pantry on Campus ($40,000).
  • 2015-2016 Delavega, E., Barnes, S., and Elswick, S. (2015) TBR Food Insecurity Grant- Free Lunch Graduates: What happens when they go to college?
  • 2015-2016 Continuation of -HRSA Grant Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Mid-South Social Work Professional Development Initiative (MSW-PDI). ($1.423 Million).
  • 2014-2015 First Books Grant Gestalt Community Schools (Humes) Awarded $857 to obtain  free books for 150 middle school students at the Humes Middle School- Gestalt Community Schools Charter (GCS) school- a local Memphis City School. Collaboration between Dr. Susan Elswick and GCS to improve educational outcomes through improving reading and fluency.

  • 2014-2015 Arts Build Communities (ABC)Grant Family Ties project Collaboration between the U of M Dept of Social Work Field Placement and Project Motion to enhance knowledge and awareness of dance movement therapy as well as offer a spring dance that allows community members to identify and describe what “family” means to them (8/2014)
  • 2014-2015 HRSA Grant Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Midsouth Social Work Professional Development Initiative (MSW-PDI). ($1.423 Million).
  • SUBMITTED GRANTS
  • 2014-2015 NICHD Collaborative Grant with UTHSC Memphis TNEarly Identification of Disorders of Cognitive Behavior in Children Due to Parental Behavior ($100,000).
  • 2014-2015 NICHD Grant with Perea Preschool/ Church Health CenterInvestigating the effects of sleep deprivation on preschooler behavior (8/2014)
  • 2014-2015 Strengthening Communities Grant/ Gestalt Community SchoolsCreating Museums and Entrepeuneral programming in Public Education (10/2014)
  • 2014-2015 GrowMemphis Grant/ Parkwood HospitalCreating  Therapeutic Garden for At-Risk Youth (11/2014)
  • 2014-2015 GrowMemphis Grant/ Gestalt Community SchoolsCreating  Therapeutic Garden for At-Risk Youth (11/2014)
  • 2013-2014 NICHD Collaborative Grant with UTHSC Memphis TN Early Identification of Disorders of Cognitive Behavior in Children Due to Parental Behavior ($100,000).
  • 2012-2013 Elswick, S. (2013). Elastic Brain? Fantastic! Enhancing Educational Outcomes through Movement ($3000).
  • 2012-2013 Neely-Barnes, S. L., Elswick, S. & Delavega, E. (2013). Enhancing Social Work Services through Bilingual Resources. Programmatic Diversity Grant Submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents. (Funding Sought $90,000).
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Elswick, S. & Delavega, E. (2013). Enhancing Social Work Services
  • through Bilingual Resources. Programmatic Diversity Grant Submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents. (Funding Sought $90,000).
  • Myers, M.,Kozma, R., Freeman, W., &  Elswick, S. (2013). Early Identification of Disorders of
  • Cognitive Behavior in Children Due to Parental Behavior. Systems Science and Health in Behavioral and Social Sciences (NIH Grant). (Funding Sought $   ).
Appendix E - Outreach
  • Engaged Scholarship
  • 2016-2019 American Council on School Social Work Board Member
  • 2016-2018 iIMPACT Founding Member
  • 2018-2019 Gestalt Charter School Board member
  • 2017-2018 Tennessee Suicide Prevention Task Force for Higher Education Committee Chair
  • 2017-2018 Perea Charter School Board Member
  • 2016-Current HRC Committee Member
  • 2016-Current Trauma Informed Care Work group (UofM, UTHSC, Lebonheur, UCI)
  • 2017-Current Perea Charter Schools Board Member
  • 2015-Current Gestalt Community Schools Board Member
  • 2016-Provided intern training and support for Perea Preschool TUCI grant (8/22-4/22/2016)
  • 2016- Provided 75 student volunteers from three SWRK 2010 sections to perform social work volunteer for 6 agencies in the Mid-South
  • 2016- Provided input for the NASW Technology Standards in Social Work 2nd Practice Revision, (7/2016)
  • 2012-2015 Project: Motion Board Member/ Grant and Curriculum Committees 2012-2013 Regional Intervention Program
  • 2012-2013 Worked in collaboration with SSWAA for creating a National Standard for School Social Work
  • 2012-2013 Worked in collaboration with SSWAA for creating a National Standard for School Social Work
  • 2012-2013 Social Emotional Literacy Curriculum Development and Implementation (HeadStart)
  • 2013-Current Human Rights Committee Chair for DIDDS in West TN
  • 2013-2014 Research and Implementation of Expressive Arts Programming on U of M Campus to attempt to decrease Stress, Burnout, and Attrition Rates on Campus (U of M Counseling Center)
  • 2013-2014 Curriculum Development for Caritas Village Peace Makers program and Theatre Memphis
  • 2013-2014 Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Field Collaboration
  • 2013-2014 Assisting Crossroads Hospice with data analysis and publication
  • 2013-2014 Assisting Camelot Care Centers with Early Intervention Social Emotional Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • 2013-2014 Assisting Catholic Charities with Adult Therapeutic Curriculum for small groups
  • 2014-2015 Assisted Crossroads Hospice as a Panel Peer Reviewer for the Caring More Award presented to a nominated Social Worker in the Field of Hospice
  • 2014-2015 Assisted Shelby County Schools with understanding the FBA/ BIP process within their new combined school district
  • 2014-2015 Assisted Teach for America with training their staff on Classroom Management and Behavior Management Skills
  • 2014-2015 Assisted MAEYC With their Spring Conference Trainings
  • 2014-Current Disability Rights TN
  • 2015-Current Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2015-Current BA Program Director
  • 2016 Urban Child Institute 90 Day Trauma Workgroup- Ad Hoc
  • 2016 The Urban Child Institute Early Childhood Initiate- Perea Preschool CHC