Wayne State University

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Karen Weiner

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313-577-7718 (Phone)

Karen Weiner joined the Wayne State School of Social Work as full-time faculty in August of 2014 after spending 39 years as a social worker with Southfield Public Schools. She joined the part-time faculty of the School of Social Work in 2000, serving as faculty advisor and temporary approval coordinator. She has taught macro, mezzo, and micro social work, school social work, and M.S.W. seminars. She is also a continuing education instructor.

Weiner won the 2001-02 Wayne State University School of Social Work Excellence In Teaching Award and was named 1990-91 Michigan School Social Worker of the Year.
Degrees and Certifications
  • M.S.W., Jane Addams School of Social Work
  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Certified School Social Work Specialist
Teaching Interests
  • Supervision
  • Ethics
  • Practice


Areas of Expertise
  • Children and families
  • Supervision
  • Mentoring 
Office Location
5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 027
Courses Taught

SW 3010 Social Work Practice Method I

SW 3020 Social Work Practice Method II

SW 3510 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SW 7040 Methods of Social Work Practice

SW 8115 Application of DSM Assessment System in Social Work Practice

SW 8180 Social Services in the Schools