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Forensic Social Work with Ms. Joanne Terrell

Ep 5: An interview with Joanne Terrell

Episode 5
40 min / Published

Let's talk Forensic Social Work!

Today's guest, Ms. Joanne Terrell, earned her Bachelors of Psychology degree from the State University of New York and her MSW from the University of Alabama. She was a faculty member in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama for 20 years. She retired from full time teaching in June 2015. She has taught in the BSW and MSW programs. Her areas of specialization include psychiatric and forensic social work in in-patient and outpatient settings as well as community organization and advocacy. She was the Clinical Supervisor for the Youth Services Institute’s Continuum of Care Program at the School of Social Work for 13 years.  In that role she supervised the provision of outpatient treatment to juveniles with sexual behavioral problems throughout the state of Alabama.  

Joanne has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic social work for 30 years. She provides individual, marital and family therapy.  In her forensic social work practice, Joanne is a mitigation specialist on Death Penalty and other criminal cases both in state and federal courts.  She provides expert witness testimony in a variety of state and federal cases in many jurisdictions throughout the state of Alabama. She has provided mitigation services in over 250 capital murder cases in the last 25 years. She also provides therapeutic mediation services in high conflict divorce cases in the state of Alabama.

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