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Laura J. Yakas

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Laura J. Yakas

Dr. Laura Yakas is a recent graduate of the joint program in social work and anthropology, and her (budding) career emphasizes empowering people to meet their social needs – specifically purpose and belonging – in order to heal and harness psychiatrically diagnosable experiences. She views mental illness as a deeply complex social justice issue (rather than merely a clinical issue), and is experienced in teaching about oppression, facilitating anti-oppressive programming, and working in (and researching) non-clinical psychosocial clubhouses. 

Education

Year Degree   School
2018 PhD Social Work & Anthropology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2016 MSW Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2015 MA Anthropology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2010 BA Kenyon College

Websites

https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/leo/lyakas

Fall 2020

Course Catalog

Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work SW504

Instructor: Laura J. Yakas
Time: Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Codes:
O
Format: ONLINE
Credits: 3 Credit Hours
Instructor: Laura J. Yakas
Time: Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Codes:
O
Format: ONLINE
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Share, Explore, Engage, Discover (SEED) Mini-course SW510

Instructor: Laura J. Yakas
Topic: From Trauma Theory to Trauma-informed Practice
Time: Tu/We 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Codes:
O
Format: ONLINE
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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