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G. Warren Clark

Admissions Application Reviewer

G. Warren Clark

G. Warren Clark received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Michigan in 1973 and began his work in the field of human services. After working for five years in adolescent psychiatry, Clark enrolled at the School of Social Work and upon graduation, worked for 15 years as a medical social worker at the Veterans Medical Center and at Chelsea Community Hospital in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For 10 years, he also co-directed the week-long community re-entry camp for those recovering from traumatic brain injury.

Clark began his career in higher education in 1997 at the School of Social Work when he joined the Office of Field Education (OFE) as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison. From 1997-2015, he also served as a member of the university's Council on Disability Concerns, and as an SSW contact for students with disabilities. Clark retired from full-time work in 2015 and is currently a member of the Application Review Team.

In 2011, Clark, along with an OFE colleague and MSW candidates, began to discuss and develop the idea that sport could be an effective and therapeutic intervention when integrated with social work knowledge and skills. Sport Social Work presentations were developed with a focus on using sport as an effective social work intervention.

Since then, Clark has taught sport social work mini-courses, presented on a panel at a national conference on sport social work and field education, and co-authored an article titled, “Sport Social Work: The Maize and Blueprint” He now consults with sport social workers and psychologist on various aspects of sport social work. Clark currently serves as a member of the advisory board and educator/presenter with School’s Sport Social Work Certificate program. Clark is also a member of the international, professional group, the Alliance of Sport Social Work and serves on the Sport Social Work field education committee.

Research Interests/Focus

Health, aging, disability services and community and social systems


Year Degree   School
1980 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1973 BA Political Science University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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