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Education: PhD, Social Work, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis (2004)
MSW, Social Work, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1994)
Education Certification, University of Missouri-St. Louis (1990)
BA, Southwest Texas State University (1988)
Joseph Pickard, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. He completed his Ph.D. at Washington University in Saint Louis and received his MSW from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Joe is an LCSW and has worked with substance abusing clients, with older adults, and as a school social worker.
His research interests include addictions, aging and mental health, help-seeking patterns of older adults, aging in place, religiosity/spirituality and aging, and counseling services provided by clergy to older adults. Joe was a Hartford Doctoral Fellow while at Washington University in Saint Louis, and he was a Hartford Faculty Scholar and the primary investigator (PI) on The Clergy Counseling Project (CCP), which examines counseling services provided by clergy to older adults in St. Louis City and County (www.clergycounseling.org).
He teaches Addictions, Generalist Social Work Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Theory and Practice with Older Adults. Joe is happy to be a member of the School of Social Work faculty, and he really enjoys working with University of Missouri-St. Louis students.