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Carolyn Sutherby, Ph.D., LMSW, ACSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Social Work
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, Michigan State University, Social Work
  • MSW, Grand Valley State University, Social Work

Biography

Carolyn’s direct service work has focused on children and families receiving optimal services within systems such as child welfare, schools, and healthcare. As an administrator, she concentrated on integrating systems and creating policies that made services more efficient for clients. Additionally, Carolyn has worked as a clinical therapist providing treatment to children/adolescents, adults, and couples. She specializes in treating women with behavioral health histories who are involved in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. She has also consulted with service providers on creating gender-responsive, trauma informed, and clinically sound programming.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book Chapter
    Sutherby, C. (2019). "Sara: trauma, mental health, substance abuse, and parental rights," In J. L. Johnson (Ed.), G. Grant (Ed.), Clinical Social Work with Substance Use Disorders: Casebook Series for Substance Abuse. San Diego: Cognella Publishing.
  • Journal Article
    Sutherby, C., Sharda, E., Cavanaugh, D., Woodward, A., Hughes, A. K. (2019). "Well-being, Parenting Stress, and Social Support among Kinship Caregivers," Children & Youth Service Review. 99 pp. 74-80.
  • Manuscript
    Sutherby, C., Cavanaugh, D., Sharda, E., Woodward, A., Hughes, A. K. (2018). "The Relationship Between Well-Being and Meaning-Making in Kinship Caregivers," Children and Youth Services Review.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author & Presenter), Council on Social Work Education Conference, "Alternatives to incarceration for mothers: Successes and Challenges," Denver, CO, (October 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author & Presenter), NASW-MI Annual Conference, "Mamas & Traumas: Working with mothers who have survived trauma," Battle Creek, MI, (September 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author & Presenter), Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference, "Alternatives to incarceration for mothers," ASU Center for Child Wellbeing, Phoenix, AZ, (April 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author & Presenter), Sharda, L. (Author & Presenter), Cavanaugh, D. (Author & Presenter), Council on Social Work Education Conference, "Supporting kinship caregiver well- being through research, community partnership, and social work education," Orlando, FL, (November 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author), Panel, "Social Justice Speakers Series: Women in Criminal Justice," Grand Rapids, MI, (September 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author), Seminar, "Trauma-Informed Care with Mothers," Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, (June 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C. (Author & Presenter), Conference, "Trauma-Informed Care in Perinatal/Postpartum Women," Pine Rest Christian Mental Health, Grand Rapids, MI, (October 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C., Well Spring Lutheran Services New Direction Residential Vouth Facility, "Clinical Perspectives on Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating," (April 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Sutherby, C., Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan Foster Parent Training, "Sexuality of Children: An Overview," (August 2010).
  • Presentation
    Sutherby, C., State Court Administrative Office 6th Annual Child Welfare Services Issues Conference, "Effective Use of Visitation Time," (April 2010).