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beth i. barol associate professor

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Beth I. Barol PhD, LSW

Director and Associate Dean

  • PhD Social Work 1998

    Bryn Mawr College (PA)

  • SW 503 Interpersonal Processes

  • SW 664 Treating Trauma

  • SW 626 Biographical Timeline

  • SW 655 Social Work With People Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disability

The focus of my work and the greatest part of my research agenda has been group dynamics, conflict resolution, developing compassion and empathy through the use of biographical timelines and other interventions, management, and leadership, as well as therapeutic approaches around trauma, mental illness, and supporting people with neurological differences including autism.

Selected Awards

  • Fitz Dixon Innovation in Teaching Award Nominee, 2013

  • Faculty Development Options Award

  • Developing practitioners skilled in EMDR work with people with developmental disabilities

Selected Publications

  • Barol, B.I., & Seubert, A. (2010). Stepping stones: EMDR treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 4(4), 156169.

  • Focht-New, G., Clements, P.T., Barol, B.I, Service, K., & Faulkner, M. (2008). Persons with developmental disabilities exposed to interpersonal violence and crime: Strategies and guidance for assessment. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(1), 313.

  • Barol, B.I. (2009). Generalist practice with groups. In J. Poulin (Ed.), Strengths-based generalist practice: A collaborative approach (3rd ed.). Belmont, California: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Inc.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), NADD