Stephanie Keenan

Stephanie Keenan

Part-time Faculty

(313) 577-4400

Stephanie Keenan


For the past 20 years, Stephanie Laughlin has worked as a therapist in a wide variety of practice areas, including severely emotionally impaired, developmentally disabled adults and children, substance abuse, and training and development. She has worked at Wayne State University since 1999, originally as a licensed M.S.W. field instructor to the Department of Human Services field placement students and more recently as an instructor for the online and in-classroom B.S.W. field seminar course.
Laughlin worked in a community mental health setting for 15 years, providing clinical services to individuals, families and groups and providing training to contract agencies and employees. She is currently working as a hybrid care manager for the MICPT Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT). In this role, she provides care management and behavioral health services at three pediatric primary care physicians’ offices in Oakland and Macomb Counties.
During the past four years, she has facilitated for a physician’s organization many programs promoting weight, chronic disease and diabetes management and other wellness objectives. She has designed and facilitated presentations on mindfulness and depression. She is a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches, Inc. and a smoking cessation facilitator through the American Lung Association.
Laughlin has received Moderate Care Coordination Certification through the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Practice Transformation Institute. She also completed MiPCT Complex Care Management training through University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. Her eclectic practice style integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and strength-based coaching strategies.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.A., Wayne State University

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical interventions with children, adolescents and adults
  • Integration of Academic and Clinical practice

Areas of Expertise

  • ADHD, depression, anxiety with children and adults
  • Self management strategies with chronic mental and physical illness
  • Quality measures and improvement skills for physicians 
  • Working with developmentally disabled, and severely mentally ill population
  • Substance abuse treatment

Research Interests

  • Clinical interventions with children, adolescents and adults
  • Integration of academic and clinical practice

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