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About Patricia Carl-Stannard

  • Patricia Carl-Stannard MSW, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) is Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work at Sacred Heart University. She has also served as Interim Chairperson of the School of Social Work for a period of time ending July 1, 2021. She teaches and coordinates student intern field placements. She also has a part time private practice treating children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family treatment. Her areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, life adjustments, bereavement, OCD-Hoarding, parenting skills, school and court consultations. Professor Carl-Stannard also has a special interest in the interplay between mindfulness, spirituality and daily experiences.


1990 - Present Clinical Associate Professor Social Work, Sacred Heart University School of Social Work


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Honors and Awards

  • Phi Alpha, National Social Work Honor society, Honorary Member
  • NASW/CT Clinical Social Work Network-steering committee member
  • Past President: Connecticut society for Clinical Social Workers (2002-2005)
  • Promotion 2015 to Clinical Associate Professor
  • Academics for Creative Teaching: From Neuroscience to Social Work Practice 2010
  • Academics for Creative Teaching: contemplative Clinical Practice in Social Work 2013


  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II
  • Junior Field Practicum
  • Junior Field Practicum Seminar
  • Social Work Practice II
  • Irish Cultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice (study abroad)
  • Treating Troubled Adolescents (1 credit course)
  • Crisis Intervention (1 credit course)


2013 - 2015 Advanced Certificate Program in Spirituality and Social Work Practice, Smith College
1976 - 1978 Master's Degree, Clinical/Medical Social Work, The Ohio State University
1976 BSW, Southern Connecticut State University

Contact Information

School of Social Work
West Campus West Building WCW*W3B300
College of Arts and Sciences