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School of Social Work Feature Profile with Part-Time Professor Peter Joseph Smyth.

School of Social Work Feature Profile with Part-Time Professor Peter Joseph Smyth.

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Title: School of Social Work Feature Profile with Part-Time Professor Peter Joseph Smyth.
Author: Smyth, Peter
Saadi, Salma
Abstract: Our first profile is with Part-Time Professor Peter Joseph Smyth.
Peter Smyth has been an part-time professor with the School of Social Work for thirty years. He has taught a variety courses including: Social Work with Groups, Introduction to Social Work and Social Policy. He believes he makes a difference by devoting his practice to humanistic social work as well. Being aware of, and opposing, the medicalization of human suffering is foundational to Peter’s work, as is his opposition to prejudice and the stereotyping and stigmatizing language we have been socially conditioned to use. This has permeated his approach to teaching and practice.

He brings with him thirty-five years of experience in the fields of Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Adult Education and Organizational Consultation. He holds numerous certifications in the various areas of Teamwork, Leadership, Coaching, Communication, and Problem Solving. He is a senior consultant and executive development specialist with EduVision Inc., a consulting and management education firm. As a Lumina Learning practitioner, he is qualified in the administration and facilitation of personal, team, and leadership development.

We had the opportunity to ask Peter about his work experience, his commitment to social work and his love for teaching.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34211
Date: 2017-11

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