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Students on the Job Market

The Doctoral Program at the Wayne State University School of Social Work is pleased to present our doctoral students who are entering the job market during 2015-2016. Please feel free to contact the students directly if you know of career opportunities for these students. You may also feel free to contact Kristy Watkins at gh4297@wayne.edu with any questions.

Tina Dykehouse

Tina Dykehouse

Email: tinadykehouse@wayne.edu
Phone: 269‐267‐7800

Tina Dykehouse is interested in specialty juvenile courts and collaborative process within the child welfare field. For her dissertation study Tina has formed a research partnership with the nationally recognized nonprofit Zero to Three to explore interdisciplinary collaboration as it occurs within Zero to Three's Safe Babies Court Teams. Tina is also dedicated to the practice of highly effective social work instruction. She takes joy in applying her wide‐ranging practical and research experience combined with creative instructional skills and critical pedagogy towards demonstrated excellence within the social work classroom.

AZ5020@wayne.edu

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Laurel M. Hicks

Laurel M. Hicks

Email: laurel.hicks@wayne.edu
Phone: 313‐327‐2229

The PhD clinical concentration in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University has prepared Ms. Hicks to take an active role in research, scholarship, and clinical teaching. Specifically, her focus is on the study of mindfulness‐based interventions aimed to improve mental health, and parent‐infant outcomes in urban parents during pregnancy. She is additionally interested in understanding trauma history, physiological and  psychological stress responses and how this contributes to parent and infant health in  antenatal and postnatal periods. Her dissertation examines the relationship of mindfulness on the biobehavioral (respiratory sinus arrhythmia) response to parenting stress during pregnancy in a group low SES parents‐to‐be.

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