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Dana Holcomb

Dana Holcomb
Dana Holcomb

Assistant Professor, Director of Field
Social Work
Phone: (231) 591-2763
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MSW, Master of Social Work, Michigan State University
  • Other, Bachelor of Social work, Madonna University
  • Other, Associates Degree, North Central Michigan College, Psychology
  • DSW, University of St. Thomas

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Residency, St Thomas University, St. Paul, MN, United States
  • Residency, St Thomas University, St. Paul, MN, United States

Biography

Dana Holcomb received her B.S.W. from Madonna University and holds her M.S.W. (Clinical Concentration) from Michigan State University. Dana will graduate with her D.S.W. from the University of St. Thomas in May 2021. Dana specializes in the area of children and family and spent eight years in the child welfare arena in a variety of capacities. Dana’s clinical experience includes providing outpatient services to those with substance use disorder diagnoses and mental health diagnoses, as well as engaging in therapeutic interventions with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Dana is also an Assistant Professor and the Distance Learning Program Coordinator for Madonna University in Gaylord. Dana has presented in professional settings on topics such as secondary traumatic stress, secondary trauma in child welfare organizations, how to effectively support older foster youth, avenues of support for families impacted by substance abuse, trauma and the brain, and crisis management and effective placement strategies in child welfare. Dana is the Director of Field and primarily teaches the child welfare courses and serves as a MSW capstone mentor.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book Review
    Holcomb, D. (2018). "Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care," Journal of the National Association of Social Workers. 63 (2). pp. 97-192. NASW Press.
  • Book Review
    Holcomb, D. (2017). "The Neglected Transition Building a Relational Home for Children Entering Foster Care," Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
  • Book Review
    Holcomb, D. (2016). "Practicing Rural Social Work," New Social Worker Magazine. 23 (4). file:///C:/Users/Dana/Downloads/fall2016.pdf
  • Book Review
    Holcomb, D. (2016). "Macro Perspectives on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care," New Social Worker Magazine. 23 (3). http://www.socialworker.com/magazine/digital-edition/the_new_social_worker_digital_issues

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D., Workshop, "Trauma, Crisis Management, and Working with Kids in Care," Big Rapids (virtual), (September 9, 2020).
  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D., Lilly Conference, "Mentorship in the Academy: Supporting Faculty Development," International Teaching Learning Cooperative, Austin, TX, (January 10, 2020).
  • Oral Presentation
    Hazelton, J., Holcomb, D., Thompson, C., Michigan Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Educators, "Transitioning from the classroom to the field of social work: Incorporating Secondary Traumatic Stress education and support into curriculum," Michigan Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Educators, Big Rapids, (September 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D. (Presenter), Woods, K. (Presenter), National Association of Social Work - Michigan Chapter State Meeting, "Trauma, Neuroscience, and Intervention Strategies," National Association of Social Work, Battle Creek, Michigan, (September 27, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D. (Presenter), Michigan American Council on Education Annual Conference, "Mentorship in the Academy and the Impact on Female Faculty," Michigan American Council on Education, Lansing, Michigan, (June 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D., "Secondary Trauma: Witnessing Trauma in the Workplace," Big Rapids, Michigan, (August 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Hazelton, J., Holcomb, D., Workshop, "Witnessing Trauma in the Workplace," DHHS/MSU, Big Rapids, MI, (August 17, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D., "Effective Placement Strategies for Children in Foster Care," Big Rapids, Michigan, (May 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Hazelton, J., Holcomb, D., Workshop, "Effective Placement Strategies for Children in Foster Care," DHHS/MSU, Big Rapids, MI, (May 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Hazelton, J., Holcomb, D., Workshop, "Trauma and Crisis Management for Children in Placement," DHHS?MSU, Big Rapids, MI, (September 2017).