Karen Weiner

Karen Weiner

Associate Professor, Teaching

 Expert in school social work, and children and families

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 027



Karen Weiner


Karen Weiner joined the Wayne State School of Social Work full- time 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 an instructor, faculty advisor and temporary approval coordinator for school social work. She has taught mezzo, and micro social work classes including BSW and MSW practice courses, school social work, grief and loss and seminars. She is also a continuing education instructor. Weiner won the 2001-01, and the 2018 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

Awards and Honors

  • 1990-91¬†Michigan School Social Worker of the Year
  • 2001-02 Wayne State University School of Social Work Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2017-18 Wanye State School of Social Work Full-time Teaching Award

Teaching Interests

  • Supervision
  • Ethics
  • Practice

Areas of Expertise

  • Children and families
  • Supervision
  • Mentoring¬†

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
  • SW8660 Grief and Loss

Courses taught by Karen Weiner

Winter Term 2023 (future)

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021

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