Barbara Dahl

Barbara Dahl

Barbara Dahl MSW Director of Practicum Education

Barbara (Barb) Dahl, MSW, LCSW is an Indiana University graduate from the IUPUI School of Social Work.  Her experience in Social Work is varied having spent time in hospital (dialysis) social work, discharge planning, rehabilitation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) therapy, teaching BSW, and MSW students in the classroom and practicum experiences, and directing a counseling center on a college campus. 

Her training beyond the graduate level has involved mastering skills working specifically with children, diversity/equity, leadership development, and conference presentations for professional development.  Barb has been able to apply those skills in various employment and church/community milieus.  

Barb’s clinical approach in therapeutic interventions is primarily solution oriented, and strengths based.  However, the pedagogy of varied theories and their application leaves room for eclectic and client centered work.  Acknowledgement of and respect for the personhood of clients is the cornerstone of her work which allows her to begin where the client is.

I am excited and privileged to be able to be part of a new program to grow in lifelong learning that is the hallmark of social work while helping others begin their journey of becoming a Social Worker!  It is an indescribable blessing!