Lois Garriott

Lois Garriott

Part-time Faculty


Lois Garriott


Lois Garriott received her MSW in 1978 from Wayne State University. She currently facilitates a treatment group for the 39th District Court’s Sobriety Court Program and maintains a small private practice.

Garriott's social work experience has been wide-ranging, spanning community agencies, home health care and hospital-based mental health care. She began her career as a social worker doing assessments, diagnosis and treatment for various social service agencies in St. Clair County. She specialized in working with women who had been sexually abused as children. After a decade of social work experience, she joined the part-time faculty at Wayne State University, where for 17 years she has taught Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Methods, and other courses in the BSW and MSW programs.


Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.S.W., University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Master of Social Worker
  • LMFT
  • ACSW

Teaching Interests

 Practice classes with Juniors in the BSW program

Areas of Expertise

  • Recovery from childhood abuse
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Grief

Courses Taught

Over the years, I have taught so many classes that I cannot remember them all. In my first 2 years as a full time faculty member, I taught 15 different courses. That experience gave me a good understanding of the whole curriculum but eventually I settled into just a few courses and currently I am teaching SW3020 Social work Methods and SW8991 Special Topics (DSM).

150 years in the heart of Detroit