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Laura L. Sanders

LEO Lecturer II

Laura L. Sanders

With a master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Laura Sanders has been an adjunct instructor in U of M's graduate program since 1996. She provides contractual and private therapy, consultation, training, supervision, and expert witness testimony in the areas of sexual abuse and other trauma, attachment and adoption, and issues of gender and sexuality. She finds effective therapy to be eclectic in nature, grounded in a combination of evidence-based approaches and enhanced by creative and relational interventions designed to address the needs of individual clients and families. Advocacy and community activism are fundamental to her role as a clinical social worker and integrated into all of her work. Most recently she is the co-founder of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, an all-volunteer organization that responds to needs of families and communities targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, detainments and deportations. Her presentation style is dynamic, including many case examples and experiential activities that invite participation.

Education

Year Degree   School
1988 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1982 BA Women's Studies and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Fall 2022

Course Catalog

Culturally Responsive and Evidence-Informed Assessment with Children, Youth, and Families SW621

Instructor: Laura L. Sanders
Time: Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Child and Family Well-Being - Micro Practice SW622

Instructor: Laura L. Sanders
Time: Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions SW777

Instructor: Laura L. Sanders
Time: Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours
Instructor: Laura L. Sanders
Time: Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours
Instructor: Laura L. Sanders
Time: Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Spring / Summer 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 002 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW777 001 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course
SW777 002 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course
SW777 003 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course
SW784 001 Understanding and Organizing Against Inhumane Immigration Policy View Course

Winter 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW621 003 Culturally Responsive and Evidence-Informed Assessment with Children, Youth, and Families View Course
SW622 001 Child and Family Well-Being - Micro Practice View Course
SW709 001 Counseling and Advocacy with LGBTQIA2S+ Adults View Course
SW784 001 Understanding and Organizing Against Inhumane Immigration Policy View Course

Fall 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW621 002 Culturally Responsive and Evidence-Informed Assessment with Children, Youth, and Families View Course
SW622 001 Child and Family Well-Being - Micro Practice View Course
SW701 001 Current Treatment for Trauma Survivors View Course
SW777 001 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course

Spring / Summer 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 001 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW622 001 Child and Family Well-Being - Micro Practice View Course
SW777 001 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course
SW784 001 Understanding and Organizing Against Inhumane Immigration Policy View Course

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 002 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW622 001 Child and Family Well-Being - Micro Practice View Course
SW701 001 Current Treatment for Trauma Survivors View Course
SW784 001 Understanding and Organizing Against Inhumane Immigration Policy View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW603 001 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW603 002 Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) View Course
SW709 001 Counseling and Advocacy with LGBTQIA2S+ Adults View Course
SW777 001 Animal Assisted Therapy Interventions View Course

Spring / Summer 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW625 001 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW790 010 Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW799 003 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

Winter 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 003 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW628 001 Interpersonal Practice with Adult Individuals View Course
SW799 001 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

Fall 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW625 001 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW790 006 Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW790 012 Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW799 003 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

Spring / Summer 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW625 001 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW790 010 Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW799 005 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

Winter 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW625 001 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 004 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW799 001 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

Fall 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW510 015 Share, Explore, Engage, Discover (SEED) Mini-course View Course
SW625 001 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW625 002 Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth View Course
SW790 006 Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice View Course
SW799 003 Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work View Course

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