Rebecca Coleman

Chair; Program Director

Email: rcoleman@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8430

Professional Education

  • Master of Social Work – Indiana University Indianapolis, 1989
    • Concentration in planning and management
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy – Indiana University Fort Wayne, 1982

Clinical Expertise

  • Provided individual, family and group assessment and intervention to children, youth, women and families experiencing child abuse and neglect; interpersonal violence; parenting challenges; divorce, custody or guardianship life changes; and mental health diagnoses.

Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – granted April 1, 1998

Awards and Recognitions

Teaching Awards/Honors

  • Nominated for the Leepoxy Teaching Award – University of Saint Francis, April 2013

Professional Awards/Honors

  • Indiana GAL/CASA Board Leadership Award – November 2002

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Workers
  • Phi Alpha International Honor Society (honor society for social work)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (honor society for music)
  • Alpha Delta Mu (honor society for social work)

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Coleman, R. (2006). Review of the book Grief, Loss, and Death: The Shadow Side of Ministry, by H. Weidner. In Social Work and Christianity.
  • Coleman, R. (2004). Review of the book Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia, by L. VandeCreek. In Social Work and Christianity, 31(1).

Presentations/Exhibitions/Performances

  • Inter-professional Healthcare Teams: Implications for Education and Practice – Indiana State Nurses Association Continuing Education Series, Lutheran Health Network; March 2013
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Professional Self-Care: Renewing Hope for Tired Christian Social Workers – North American Association of Christians in Social Work; October 2012
    St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ethical Social Work Practice In Rural Communities – National Association of Social Workers Indiana Chapter; October 2012
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Ethical Social Work Practice in Rural Communities – 37th Annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas; July 2012
    Nashville, Ind.
  • Professional Self-Care: Resiliency for Professionals who Work with Trauma – Veterans Administration of Northern Indiana Health Care System; March 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • D.E.A.L. Papers: Empowering Students to Critically Think through Writing – Fort Wayne Teaching Conference; February 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Spiritual Competence: Can Personal Spirituality be integrated into Ethical Social Work Practice? – North American Association of Christians in Social Work; October 2009
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Teaching Ethical Decision Making: An Application to Classroom Assignments and Field Instruction Training – Indiana Association of Social Work Educators, Anderson University; October 2009
    Anderson, Ind.
  • Ethical Decision Making in Field Education – Indiana Association of Social Work Educators; September 2007
  • Process-Oriented Approach to Developing Cultural Competence in the Classroom, Churches and Social Service Agencies – North American Association of Christians in Social Work; March 2007
    Dallas, Texas
  • Social Work Interventions with Children and Adolescents who have Trauma Symptoms – Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association; November 2000
    Indianapolis, Ind.

Community Service

Board and Committee Work

Current

  • National Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) Indiana Chapter – Leadership Team and State Conference Planning Committee, member; 2005-present
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Indiana Chapter, Region 3 – National Leadership Identification Committee, representative; 2009-present
  • Indiana Aging and In-Home Services – community advisory board member; 2011-present

Past

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kosciusko County – Warsaw, Ind.
    • Board of directors, president and treasurer
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Fund Development Committee
  • Erin’s House for Grieving Children – Fort Wayne, Ind.
    • Board of directors
    • Program committee
  • Healthy Families – Warsaw, Ind.
    • Community Advisory Board
  • Indiana Association of Social Work Educators – 2005-2011
    • State Conference Program Planning, chair and president
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work – 2003-2011
    • National board of directors, treasurer
  • Latino Behavioral Health Summit Conference Committee
    • Conference Planning Committee
  • Salvation Army – Warsaw, Ind.
    • Advisory board, vice president

Community Training

  • Social Work Practice & Ethical Dilemmas: Using an Ethical Decision Making Framework to Set Professional Boundaries – Heartland Hospice; April 2013
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Anticipatory Grief – The ALS Association Indiana Chapter, Caregiver Retreat; August 2012
    Winona Lake, Ind.
  • Ethical Decision Making for Case Managers: Working with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities-Part II – Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana; April 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Providing Safety and Health from Sexual Abuse for Foster Children – Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of Indiana: Fort Wayne, Foster Parent Training; April 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Board Training: By-laws and Your Board – Neighborhood Action Center; March 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Ethical Decision Making for Case Managers: Working with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities-Part I – Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana; March 2012
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Caring for the Caregiver – ALS Support Group; November 2011
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Communication and Interviewing Skills – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kosciusko County; March and October 2008, October 2007, October 2006, November 2005, November 2004, October 2003, October 2002
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Board Development –CASA of Kosciusko County; June 2007
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Powerless Children Need Powerful People – Kiwanis: CASA of Kosciusko County; November 2003
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Mental Illness Diagnosis and Treatment for Children and Adolescents – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); October 2000
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Stress and Holiday Survival – NAMI; November 1999
    Warsaw, Ind.
  • Mental Health Awareness – NAMI, Atwood Elementary School; October 1999
    Atwood, Ind.
  • Family Support During the Grieving Process – Erin’s House for Grieving Children; November 1997
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Families Working with Mental Health Providers – NAMI; April 1997
    Warsaw, Ind.

Curriculum Vitae

View Rebecca Coleman’s curriculum vitae.