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Michelle Gricus


Michelle Gricus

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Tel: 301-696-3397 
Email: gricus@hood.edu
Office: Alumnae Hall, Room 320 
Office hours: As noted on syllabus or by appointment

Education

  • DSW, ST. Catherine Univeristy
  • MSW, Univerity of Houston 
  • B.A., Social Work, College of St. Benedict

Courses taught:

  • SOWK 330 Social Work with Families 
  • SOWK 345 Human Lifecycle and the Social Environment
  • SOWK 442 Social Work Methods

Biography

Dr. Michelle Gricus completed her MSW at University of Houston and her Doctor of Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Gricus teaches courses in social work practice and human behavior. She has taught and trained new and experienced human service providers, and is passionate about preparing professionals to provide ethical, person-centered, and culturally sensitive practice. Dr. Gricus’ current research interests center around the impact of ethical violations on social workers who have been disciplined. 

Papers and Presentations 

Gricus, M. (under review). "Of all the social workers...I'm the bad one:" Impact of disciplinary action on social workers.

Gricus, M. (under review). Social workers' perceptions of ethical and unethical behavior: A systematic review.

Gricus, M. (2016, November). Neither heroes nor villians: Navigating ethical practice. One-hour workshop presented at 62nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.

Gricus, M. (2016, November). Neither heroes nor villians: Navigating ethical practice. Three-hour workshop presented at 2016 Minnesota association of Community Mental Health Providers Conference. St. Paul, MN.

Gricus, M. (2013, October). Meaningful ethics in mental health. Three-hour workshop presented at 31st Annual St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference. Duluth, MN.

Gricus, M. & Welle-Ayres, J. (2013, October). SOAR to federal benefits outreach, access and recovery. One-hour workshop presented at the 31st Annual St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference. Duluth, MN.

Gricus, M. & St. George, C. (2009, September). Ethics and effectiveness. Three-hour workshop presented at the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Providers Conference. Duluth, MN.