Thomas Harrigan, M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Practice & Assistant Director, Field Education
M.S.W.: Boston College
B.A.: State University of New York
SW 446 - Field Education Year 1: Foundation
SW 447 - Fall Semester Field Education Year 2: Advanced
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Scholarly and practice interests are in the areas of adult male survivors of sexual child abuse and trauma, with a particular interest in abuse by clergy and religious-affiliated persons, and their families, and the LGBTQ community with a particular emphasis on identity and issues of social justice.
Harrigan, T. (2011). Using research to improve gatekeeping in a school of social work. Presented at Adelphi University, The 7th International Conference on Clinical Supervision, Garden City, NY.
Harrigan, T. (2010). Guiding clinical students in navigating the questions of self-disclosure to colleagues at practicum and internship sites. Presented at the Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Students and Studies, San Francisco, CA.
Harrigan, T. (2010). Male sexual victimization: From abuse to gender identity. Presented at Hitosubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
Harrigan, T. (2009). Complex issues in gatekeeping: Addressing professional behavior. Presented at the New England Consortium of Field Educators, Boston, MA.
Harrigan, T. (2008). Complex issues in gatekeeping: Addressing professional behavior. Presented at the Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA.
Harrigan, T. (2008). Treatment for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Presented at Southeast Centre Against Sexual Assault, Melbourne, Australia.
Harrigan, T. (2008). What every field instructor needs to know: Best practices in suicide prevention and intervention. Presented at the New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education Directors, Boston, MA.
Consulting and Professional Activity
The Next Step Counseling & Training Center - Co-Director - 1988-Present
Kirkridge Retreat & Study Center - Faculty - 1990-Present
Awards and Honors
Polly Dixen Research Award. "Best Practices in Social Work Education with LGBT Students: A View from Within the Academy and Field Training." 2011-present.