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G. Victoria Jackson, Ed.D, MSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work & Social Ecology
Member, Clinical Social Work, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
10/2011 - 12/2011

SOWK617 Biopsychosocial theories of aging -2011

Had students conduct an interview with an older professor (85+) during a luncheon engagement on campus with just students and interviewee who talked about his life as an elder still working despite retiring.

Have students visit local retirement centers as field trip. 

9/2011 - 12/2011

SOWK660 Advanced Theory and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Clients -September-December,  2010-2011-2012

Students develop a visual representation of their assessment model with questions illustrated through pictures, drawings, graphs, puzzles, or three-dimensional representation.

Each student shares aspects of their culture with class.  Purpose of this activity is to help students empathize with clients who must share who they are with a counselor helping them to problemsolve.  

9/2011 - 12/2011

GERO515 Diversity and Aging - Beginning Course on major issues for ethnically diverse older adults such as housing, finances, social support, health issues. 

Field trip to LLUMC for students to observe health professionals and examine the role of social work in different settings such as the Proton treatment center and East campus Rehabilitation services. 

6/2010 - 6/2011 SOWK660 Advanced Theory with Ethnically Diverse Client taught Summer 2010 
SOWK653 Interventions with Special Needs Chilodren taught Winter 2010
9/2006 - Present SOWK660 Advanced theory and practice with Ethnically Diverse clients
This course leads students through a process of self-awareness of their own culture as well as provide a framework for solidifying their understanding of the culture-based identity of others. It examines similarities and differences that guide assessment for special and diverse populations.
1/2006 - 3/2006 SOWK653Interventions with Special Needs Children
This course is a mandated selective for Title IVE Students. It focuses on practice with children and families in relationship to environmental stability. We emphasize developing parental and social suppoirt and provide requistie knowledge and skills to hlep children deal with dientity conerns of joing new families. The impact of race, gender, economic deprivation, illness, spirituality and disability is addressed.
Administrative Teaching Roles
10/2010  SOWK757A Professional Foundation Practicum and Seminar - The integrative seminar for discussion of practicum experiences, self-reflective assignments, and guest speakers. 
9/2010 - 12/2010  Fall, 2010 SOWK660 Advanced Theory and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Clients - Course focusing on learning how to engage with diverse populations in a culturally competent manner.  Includes lecture, discussion, guest speakers, experiential exercises, cultural dinner, and Cross-Cultural exchange with a visit from Japanese social work students from Osaka.  
9/2010 - 12/2010  GERO617/GEROPSYCH676 Biopsychosocial Theories of Aging - Didactic course pertaining to aging theories, practices and interventions.  Provides an overview of of life- span development, adult development frameworks, and practical application of aging models promoting an emphasis on interventions which include positive aspects of aging as well as realities of adapting to physical, social, and psychological changes that accompany old age.  
3/2010 - 8/2010 SOWK653 Interventions with Special Needs Children Winter 2010
SOWK649 Social Work in Health Care Spring 2010
9/2009 - 12/2009 SOWK660 Advanced Theory and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Clients - a course in cultural competency principles and application with various ethnic groups (primarly those residing in CA).  Students must develop a cross-cultural assessment model based on readings, research support specific theoretical frameworks including questions to ask, interventions to conisder, and resources to provide for clients. 
3/2008 - 6/2008 SOWK649 Social Work and Health Care - course dealing with social work intervention and treatment of clients in health care continuum - includes acute, subacute, outpatient care.  Also includes prevention and wellness principles.
1/2008 - 3/2008 SOWK653 Interventions with Special Needs Children- a selective primarily for Title-IV E Child Wellfare students addressing  dynamics impacting child''s psychosocial adjustments (i.e.divorce, illness, ethnic identify, educational challenges, etc)   
Instructional Prep of New Material
9/2010 - 6/2011  GERO787A - Foundation Practicum and Seminar for gerontology majors.  Provides didactic, discussion, and opportunity to develop a poster/research project in their area of developing interest in an aging-related topic while engaging in a practicum working with older adults.