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M. Theresa Palmer

Clinical Associate Professor
Coordinator of Field Education

M. Theresa Palmer

Contact

741 N. Highland Avenue

5th Floor

Winston-Salem, NC

palmermt@email.unc.edu

O: 336-703-3680

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M. Theresa Palmer began teaching in the School of Social Work’s Winston-Salem Program in 2007 and joined the faculty full-time in 2009. She currently is a clinical associate professor and coordinator of Field Education. She is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and an approved supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Her teaching and research interests, as well as community service, focus on the areas of implicit bias and microaggression, effective pedagogy related to issues of diversity and disparity, child development and family systems, quality clinical supervision, interprofessional education, and environmental justice.

Theresa has earned both the Excellence in Advising MSW Students Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award during her time at the School. She has consistently earned an annual Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

She provides trainings across North Carolina for the Area Health Education Centers and other community partners and serves as Forsyth County Local Program Unit Co-Chair for NASW-NC.

Degrees and Licenses

MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, College of William & Mary

Primary Program

MSW Education, Winston-Salem Program

Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - North Carolina
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - North Carolina
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Research and Professional Interests

Implicit Bias and Microaggression
Effective Pedagogy related to Diversity and Disparity
Child Development and Family Systems
Clinical Supervision
Interprofessional Education

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Palmer, M. T. (2019, April). Technology-Based Supervision. Clinical Addiction Series: Advancing Addiction Treatment, Behavioral Health Springboard University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC.

Palmer, M. T. (2019, April). Competencies of Clinical Supervision. Clinical Addiction Series: Advancing Addiction Treatment, Behavioral Health Springboard University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC.

Palmer, M. T., Dews, D. & Kanfer, M. (2018, November). Creative Strategies for Interprofessional Education with MSW and Nurse Practitioner Students. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando. FL

Palmer, M. T. & Zuckerman, R. (2018, November). Promoting Preparation for Interprofessional Collaboration by Incorporating Neurodevelopmental Concepts in HBSE. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando. FL.

Palmer, M. T. (2018, August). Microaggressions: The Big Impact of the ‘Little’ Things. Supervisors Training at Forsyth County Department of Social Services, Winston-Salem, NC.

Palmer, M. T. (2018, June). Cultivating the Supervisory Alliance: Strengths, Stressors, & Solutions. Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Fayetteville, NC.

Courses

SOWO 501

Confronting Oppression and Institutional Discrimination

SOWO 500

Human Behavior in Context: Infancy to Adolescence

SOWO 523

Generalist Field Seminar I

SOWO 524

Generalist Field Seminar II