Full-Time Faculty

Ellen Goodman, M.S.W.

Associate Professor of Practice

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  • B.A., University of New Hampshire
  • M.S.W., Simmons College School of Social Work

Courses Taught

SW 400 - Seminar in Supervision
SW 409 - Realities of Racism and Oppression in Today's World
SW 421 - Social Work Practice Year 1
SW 446 - Field Education Year 1: Foundation
SW 447 - Field Education Year 2: Advanced
SW 569 - Advanced Standing Seminar

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Clinical practice with adults, children, families and groups; social work in healthcare; bereavement; ethics; educational supervision and promoting conversations about social identity, power and privilege in the advising relationship.

Selected Presentations

Goodman, E., Harrigan, T. & Homonoff, E. (2011, June). Using Research to Improve Gate-keeping in a School of Social Work. Presented at the Seventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Goodman, E. & Homonoff. E. (2010, October). Gatekeeping: Success and struggle on the front line--case discussions from the field. Roundtable presented at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.

Goodman, E. (2010, August). What's new in supervision of social work interns. Presented to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital social work department, Boston, MA.

Goodman, E. & Harrigan, T. "Out in the field: Guiding clinical students in navigating the question of self disclosure at practicum and internship sites." Presented at the California Institute of Integral Studies Conference, Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies. San Francisco, CA. February 2010.

Goodman, E. T., Harrigan, T. & Homonoff, E. E. "Gatekeeping in the Field Practicum: Field Instructors' Dilemmas in Evaluating Social Work Interns" presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. San Antonio, TX. November 2009.

“Complex Issues in Gatekeeping: Addressing Professional Behavior.” Workshop co-presented with T. Harrigan & E. Homonoff at the New England Consortium of Field Educators. Boston, MA. April 2009.

“Complex Issues in Gatekeeping: Professional Behaviors and Relational Skills” co-presented with T. Harrigan & E. Homonoff at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. November 2008.

Selected Grant Activity

Goodman, E. & McQueen, B. Bridging the gap: Enhancing inclusion through collaborative conversations. Simmons College PDIAC grant. Award period: January 2012 — June 2012.

Consulting and Professional Activity

Care Points: A Parent-Professional Partnership to Improve Care for Medically Complex Children - Advisory Board - 2002-2007
NASW Ethics Hotline - Member - 2001-present
New England Consortium of Field Educators - Member - 2009-present - Chair - 2010-2011
Private Practice - 1994-present