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About Rebecca Mirick

Rebecca G. Mirick, Ph.D., LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker. Dr. Mirick received her PhD in social work from Simmons School of Social Work in 2011 and her MSW from Boston University in 2002. Dr. Mirick is an Assistant Professor at Salem State College School of Social Work where she teaches clinical practice, human behavior and research courses to undergraduate and graduate social work students and works as a research consultant for the Riverside Trauma Center. As a clinical social worker, Dr. Mirick has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health settings, preschools, Early Intervention, HeadStart programs and DYS. Dr. Mirick's research has focused on parents’ engagement and resistance with child welfare services and suicide prevention work, including the development and evaluation of effective, evidence based trainings for clinicians on suicide assessment and crisis intervention and postvention work.


Present Faculty Member, Salem State University School of Social Work

Curriculum Vitae



2017 Mini Grant
Salem State University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Chair, BSW Curriculum Committee
Member, SSU Council on Teaching & Learning
Chair, SSU IRB
Member, School of Social Work Admissions Committee
Co-chair, Social Work Cultural Diversity Committee
Chair, Social Work Technology Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work Best Teaching Note Award


2011 PhD, Simmons College ‐ Social Work
2002 MS, Boston University ‐ Social Work: Concentration in Clinical Practice
1998 BA, Amherst College

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