Amy Dennis, L.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor MSW
Assistant Director of Field Education

Office Phone: (951) 552-8362
Office Location: James 376
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
L.C.S.W. Social Work University of Texas at Arlington 2011
B.A. Sociology California State University San Marcos 1997
  • Additional Education

    Grief and Loss Specialist
    Certified Childbirth Educator & Doula-UCSD

  • Courses Taught

    Grief and Loss
    Direct Social Work Practice
    Advanced Social Work Practice
    Field Practicum (Generalist)
    Field Practicum (Advanced Clinical)
    Mental Health First Aid
    Empirically-Based Approaches for Treating Adults with Severe Mental Illness
    Mandatory Reporting Measures

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Housing First Model for chronic homelessness
    Faith integration in the Field Practicum setting
    Wrongful conviction and chronic mental health conditions
    Internet gaming disorder prevention, identification, and treatment

  • Teaching Experience

    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Palomar-Pomerado Hospitals
    Keller Independent School District

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    2009-Research Support Specialist. Using Animal Assisted Therapy in Group Treatment. Gathered and defined data within the study to measure the effectiveness of using AAT in a groups setting. Administered standardized testing instrument to participants. Collected data to gain insight into usefulness of measures being used. Conducted Group Therapy with AAT.

    2010-Research Support Specialist. Financial training for Exonerees awaiting compensation: A case study. Performed interviews of Exonerees. Administered testing instruments to participants.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Sandals Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    HomeAid Inland Empire-Essentials for Young Lives; Full Bellies-Warm Hearts
    Special Olympics
    Elder Advocacy
    The Innocence Project
    The Homeless Count
    Advocate/Lobbyist on behalf of Exonerees for compensation and resources post-release.
    Master of Social Work Accreditation

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I enjoy traveling, the beach, and being outdoors with my husband, our three beautiful children, and our dog.

  • Personal Philosophy

    The greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11