JOANNA ELLEN SCHAEFER portrait
  • Adjunct Instructor, Psychiatry
  • Faculty Affiliate, Global Change and Sustainability Center
  • Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Adjunct Faculty, Psychiatry

Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • SW 6040-003
    DSM
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • SW 6401-002
    MH Practice I
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)

Please note: Student feedback is only available for courses prior to Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Society. 06/2011 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Psychoanalytic Association. 06/2004 - 06/2016. Position : Member.
  • National Association of Social Workers. 04/1999 - present. Position : Member.

Practice History

  • Volunteer clinical social work for Give An Hour (https://GiveAnHour.org/), providing free teletherapy for military veterans and their families, as well as front-line healthcare workers. 11/2020 - present .
    https://giveanhour.org/
  • Volunteer Clinical Social Worker, Utah Health and Human Rights Project. Salt Lake City, UT. 2011-2012. 03/2011 - present .
  • Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Research Director, Clinical Supervisor. From 2006-2013. 06/2006 - present .
  • Private psychotherapy practice with adolescents and adults. 08/01/2005 - present .

Courses I Teach

  • 6030 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
    Lifespan development through adolescence. Bio-psycho-social-ecological, and cultural theories and factors are examined along with micro, mezzo, and macro influences. Ethics, knowledge, values, and skills.
  • 6040 - DSM in Social Work Practice
    Covers DSM diagnoses and assessment

Small Group Teaching

  • Independent Study for MSW students: Focus on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  01/07/2019  -  04/30/2019