Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Her past research examining the effectiveness of follow-up services for families who receive a diagnosis of autism or other neurological challenges for a child has resulted in both journal publications and national presentations. This area of research has expanded both to examine the benefits of interdisciplinary co-leadership of groups for parents of children with disabilities and to explore factors leading to sustainability of support groups for parents. The results of this research has also led to national presentations and published articles. Future plans entail developing and investigating mentoring programs for parents who have a child with a disability. The other area of research focuses on social work pedagogy. Specifically, she is exploring the effectiveness of using standardized clients to teach interviewing skills in social work practice classes. This research is being conducted in association with the UNH theatre department and uses theatre students as standardized clients.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Educating undergraduate group workers: increasing confidence through experiential learningSocial Work with Groups.  42:158-170. 2019
    1998 The best interests of the child: Decision-making factorsFamilies in Society Social casework Journal of social casework.  79:331-340. 1998

    Chapter

    Year Title
    Ethical Challenges in Group Work: Potential Perils and Preventive Practices

    Teaching Activities

  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2019
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2019
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2019
  • Adv Generalist Practice IV Taught course 2019
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2019
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2019
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2018
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2018
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2018
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2017
  • Social Work Supervision Taught course 2016
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2016
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2016
  • Sem/Soc Work Field Exper I Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Field Experience I Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice\Hon Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Supervision Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2016
  • Women and Aging Taught course 2016
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2016
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2015
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Soc Work Field Exper I Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Field Experience I Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2015
  • Social Work and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2015
  • Social Work and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Social Work Practice II Taught course 2015
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2014
  • Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant Taught course 2014
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2014
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2014
  • Social Work Practice I Taught course 2014
  • Direct Practice IV Taught course 2014
  • Social Work Practice Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. General Studies, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • D.S.W. Social Work, Columbia University
  • M.S.W. Social Work, New York University
  • Full Name

  • Mary Banach