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Daphne M. Brydon

LEO Lecturer I

Daphne M. Brydon

Daphne Brydon, MSW '09 and PhD '21, is a licensed social worker with nearly 20 years of direct practice with adults and children within hospitals (inpatient, outpatient, emergency department), community organizations and education settings. She is licensed in Michigan with both clinical and macro specialties and provides supervision to early-career social workers across the state. Brydon has almost a decade of experience teaching graduate courses in social work and psychology at the University of Denver and the University of Michigan.

In addition to her clinical work, Brydon has been involved in numerous research and evaluation projects related to the implementation and sustainability of behavioral health interventions within community and state-based agencies — in Michigan and Colorado.

Brydon’s current research agenda seeks to facilitate the development of trauma-informed behavioral health interventions and practice for individuals involved with the criminal legal system, especially those who become involved as minors.

Research Interests/Focus

In addition to her clinical interests, she is involved in research projects at UM School of Social Work, including the evaluation of the implementation and sustainability of evidence based practices within community mental health agencies in Michigan.

Education

Year Degree   School
2021 PhD Social Work & University of Denver, Denver, CO
2009 MSW IP / Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004 MS MFT Marriage and Family Therapy Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
1999 BA Psychology and Business Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Year Description
2021 Brydon, D.M. (2021, November). Building trauma-informed practice and policies: Lessons from former juvenile lifers. Paper accepted for symposium presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2021 Brydon, D.M. (2021, January). “Proud to be me:” Resilience and transformation across the lifespan for individuals returning to society from juvenile life without parole sentences. (January 2021). Paper presented at the 2021 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference.
2021 Harrison, L., Schiff, T., & Brydon, D.M. (2021, April). Psychedelics, stigma, and social work: A how-to workshop for practitioners. Presented at the NASW-Michigan 2021 Annual Conference.
2020 Brydon, D.M. & O’Donnell, L. (2020, October). Advancing cognitive behavioral therapy in social work for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Paper presented at the 2020 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver CO.
2019 Nisle, S., Bender, K., Anyon, Y., Brydon, D.M., Shapiro, V. (2019, January). Integrating empirically-based prevention strategies and empowerment practices in schools. Roundtable completed at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2019 Narendorf, S., Brydon, D.M., Bender, K., Santa Maria, D., Barman-Adhikari, A., Shelton, J.,…Petering, R. (2019, January). System involvement among young adults experiencing homelessness: A four group comparison of those with no involvement, juvenile justice only, foster care only, or dual status. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2019 Brydon, D.M. & Sliva, S. (2019, January) “A lot of stuff is spooky out here:” Re-entry needs upon release from juvenile life without parole. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2019 Combs, K., Park, I., Brydon, D.M., & Altschul, I. (2019, October). Disagreement about residence and relationship status between low-income parents of young children. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2019 Brydon, D.M., Combs, K., Park, I., & Altschul, I. (2019, October). Father engagement with young children: Variations by race/ ethnicity among low-income families. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2018 Brydon, D. (2018, January). Beyond the interpersonal: Structural-organizational influences on collaboration. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2018 Brydon, D., Barman-Adhikari, A., & Rice, E. (2018, January). Trauma and the social context: Examining criminal justice involvement among homeless youth. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2017 Brydon, D. (2017, October). Realizing social work: Does social work have what it takes to collaborate? Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
2016 Brydon, D. & P. Felsman. (2016, April). Improvisation in social work. Workshop presented at the National Association of Social Work-Michigan Annual Conference, Lansing, MI.
2016 Brydon, D. & Eiler, A. (2016, November). Preparing students for the breadth of humanity: Designing simulated client experiences. Faculty Development Institute facilitated at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

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