Anton Babushkin

Anton Babushkin

Part-time Faculty

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Anton Babushkin


Anton Babushkin is a clinical social worker and part time faculty member at Wayne State University School of Social Work. His primary interests include working with students to help develop their clinical skills and professional identity. Babushkin completed his MSW at Wayne State and is expecting to finish his PhD in clinical social work from Smith College in spring of 2014. 

Babushkin is very passionate about teaching and helping students increase their competencies and confidence in working with clients. He is very interested in promoting emotional health throughout the lifespan and integrating more focus on mental health into the educational system for young children. 

Degrees and Certifications

Smith College School for Social Work
Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work Expected 2014
Dissertation- Therapeutic Alliance: Measuring Educational Outcomes in SW Education

Wayne State University School of Social Work
Masters in Social Work, M.S.W. 2007

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
B.A. in Environmental Science 2004
Areas of concentration: French

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute 2010 to present
Training in Adult Psychoanalysis

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical courses, from diagnosis to treatment planning to termination

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self-esteem
  • School and work functioning

Research Interests

  • Outcome study focusing on the correlation between therapeutic alliance and treatment outcomes, Birmingham Maple Clinic (2013)
  • Doctoral dissertation on teaching graduate students therapeutic alliance skills 

Courses Taught

Grief and Loss Clinical Issues in Social Work Practice 

Application of DSM Assessment System in Social Work Practice 
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