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James Svensson

LEO Lecturer II

James Svensson, MSW'88, is a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan Health System in the Psychiatric Emergency Service, and co-leads a Survivors of Suicide bereavement group for the U-M Department of Psychiatry.

Svensson created the first Multi-Family Psychoeducation group in Michigan, and became a Department of Community Health trainer/supervisor for Multi-Family Psychoeductation groups. At the same time, he was the supervisor of the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). During his twelve years with ACT he led the effort to enhance the teams’ effectiveness by adding Integrated dual diagnosis treatment, trauma services, and the multi-family groups.

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jsven@umich.edu

Education

Year Degree   School
1988 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1981 BA History University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Capobianco, J., Svensson, J., Wiland, S., Fricker, C., & Ruffolo, M. (2008). Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health. Rockville, MD: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

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