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Sandra L. Bauer

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Sandra L. Bauer


  • PhD in Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2000
    Dissertation: "An Analysis of Family Rituals:  Perspectives from Single Parent African American Mothers"
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1974
  • BA in Sociology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1973


  • Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), 1977-Present.
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker (LSW), Commonwealth of PA, 1989-Present


  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • International Association of Social Work with Groups         


  • Strength Based Learning Grant, September 2002
  • Fahs-Beck Foundation Grant, December 1997
  • Ellen Cushing Scholar, 1992
  • The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, June 1987



  • “Anticipated and Unanticipated Life Transitions” workshop presented with Leslie Gregory at the Annual NACSW Conference, Annapolis, MD, 11/7/14.
  • “Rituals and HBSE:  Understanding Family Development” workshop presented at the annual Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference  of  CSWE, Mrytle Beach, South Carolina 3/7/2013.
  • “Journey toward Wholeness:  Overcoming Obstacles to Forgiveness” workshop presented with Leslie Gregory at the Annual NACSW Conference, Pittsburgh, PA 10/11/11.
  • “After Katrina:  Narratives of Trauma, Community, and Hope” Social Work Colloquium, Eastern University, 3/25/09.
  • “Family Rituals:  Clues for Restoring Families,” and “Creating Rituals with Families” Presentations at the Annual Families First of Michigan Training Conference, Bellaire, Michigan,  6/4/03.
  • Workshops for Eastern University Faculty: 
    • “Actively Engaging Students in Learning” 8/22/02, 5/15/02.
    • “Creative Teaching Strategies”  10/24/01.
    • “Community Needs:  Human Connections” Presentation at Pottstown Medical Center 3/14/02.
  • Workshops for Eastern University Field Instructors:
    • “Social Work Roles” 2/1/02.
    • “Student Evaluation Process” 9/12/01.
    • “Analyzing Social Work Practice” 2/29/01.
    • “Research in Social Work Practice” 9/18/00.
    • “Assessment in Social Work Practice” 9/9/00.
    • “Generalist Social Work Practice” 9/8/99.
    • “Students’ Developmental Process in the Field.”1/26/99.
  • “Family Rituals”  Workshop for staff at Bethanna Children’s Home, 6/13/01.
  • “Family Rituals”  Presentation to supervisors at Children’s Service Inc., 3/13/01.
  • “Integration of Faith and Social Work Practice” Workshop for staff at Bethany, 11/11/97.
  • “Working with Hard-to-Reach Clients” Workshop for staff at the Salvation Army. 6/27/97, 10/2/97.
  • "Integration of Faith and Social Work Practice" Workshop for supervisors at Bethanna Children’s Home, 5/31/95, 6/7/95.
Tags: College of Health and Social Sciences, Social Work Department