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Laramie, WY 82071
Joanne Theobald joined the Division of Social Work in January 2011 as a full-time faculty at UW/CC. Joanne earned her BSW from CSU and her MSW from the University of Wyoming in 2001. Joanne brings a lengthy practical experience to the UW Division of Social Work that includes expertise s therapist in trauma and eating disorders. Prior to her graduate studies, Joanne spent almost 12 years in Colorado State working in child protection and corrections, mental health institutions, and in a nursing home. Upon completion of her MSW, Joanne worked as a school counselor for 2 years and later joined Casper College, as a therapist in the counseling center. She also taught for Casper College in the Human Development Department and for UWCC as adjunct faculty with the Division of Social Work. During the fall of 2011, Joanne is teaching courses in social work practice, diversity, and competency assessment. Next semester, she will teach BSW policy course and a new elective in trauma. In March, 2011, Joanne accompanied a Medical Brigade to Honduras to provide free medical care to rural villagers and to help establish the Division’s role in the Brigades. Together with two Social Work students, she will be returning to Honduras with the same team in November 2011. Joanne enjoys teaching because of what she gets from students, and she loves watching students grow. “I am really energized by teaching,” she says. Joanne is married and has four grown up children. Outside her professional work, Joanne enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, reading, and listening to music. Most importantly, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.