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Jerri Middleton, MSW, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, PIP

Assistant Professor in Social Work

Office Phone: (951) 552-8297
E-mail: jmiddleton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 284
Office Hours: Mondays 9AM-12PM & 1-3PM; Wednesdays 8-11AM

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MSW Social Work University of Alabama 2015
BSW Social Work Texas Tech University 2009
  • Additional Education

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker: California #94335
    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work, (LICSW) Alabama, License #4232C
    Private Independent Practice, Clinical Social Work. Alabama #1477-4232C


    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training
    John Ludgate, PHD
    February 2016

    Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR)
    2013

  • Courses Taught

    SWK500 Social Work Practice I
    SWK561 Field Practicum III
    SWK581 Field Practicum IV
    SOC213 Introduction to Sociology
    SOC323 Marriage and the Family
    SWK300 Introduction to Social Work
    SWK380 Introduction to Medical Social Work
    SWK573 Social Work Management and Leadership


  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Mental Health for students in Higher Education
    Trauma
    Social Anxiety
    Child Abuse/Neglect
    Identity
    Sexual Violence

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Presentations

    Middleton, Jerri (2021, March) Effects of COVID-19 on building rapport with littles. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the IE & OC. Virtual presentation. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (2019, March). Ask, Listen and Refer: Suicide Awareness. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (2019, March). Communication, professionalism, and body positivity. Fitness training for student leaders at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (2018, November). Self-Care for Social Workers, MSW students at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Guest Lecturer.

    Middleton, Jerri (April, 2018) Grief and the trauma response. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (2017, April). Mental Health Brown Bag: Stress Management, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (March, 2017). Suicide Awareness Training. Conference for student leaders at the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (November, 2016). Working with Distressed Students. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (October, 2015). Stress and Anxiety: Coping Techniques. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker.

    Middleton, Jerri (2014, February). Mental Health Brown Bag Series: Anxiety. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited Speaker

    Middleton, Jerri (January, 2012). Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Head Start/Early Head Start. Community Service Programs of West Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. Invited speaker.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    January 2021 - Present Clinical Social Worker at Jerri Middleton, LCSW individual psychotherapy services
    August 2020 - January 2021 Clinical Social Worker for Abundance Therapy Center, Inc., specializing in young adults with history in child welfare, trauma, and teens/young adults struggling with sense of self and trauma.
    2016-2019 Creative Strategies for Stress Management weekly group for College Students, University of Alabama
    2015-2019 Counseling Center, University of Alabama
    2013-2016 MSW Recruitment, University of Alabama
    2013-2016 Young Adults small group leader for Capstone Church in Tuscaloosa, AL.
    2012-2015 Alabama REACH Mentor - former foster youth in Higher Education
    2011-2013 Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance
    2011-2013 Community Service Programs of West Alabama - Family Services Manager for Head Start/Early Head Start
    2009-2011 The Bair Foundation - Social Services for Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption
    2007-2009 Community Outreach Leader: Homeless Ministry in Lubbock, TX with First Baptist Church of Lubbock

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my family. I love camping, hiking, skiing, and playing basketball.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
    -Galatians 6:9

    "Learn to do good;
    Seek justice,
    Rebuke the oppressor,
    Obtain justice for the orphan,
    Plead for the widow’s case."
    -Isaiah 1:17