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Kathleen Deal

Teachers, Researchers, and Mentors

Dr. Kathleen Deal, Associate Professor & Co-Chair, Clinical Concentration


Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.8076
Room: 5E06

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

MSW; PhD, Catholic University

Honors and Awards:
2011 Teacher of the Year, University of Maryland, Baltimore
UMB School of Social Work's Teaching Scholar’s Award 2007

Expertise and Research Interests:
Mental Health
Research on Social Work Field Education
Social Work Student Development

Recent Publications:

Journal Articles
Bennett, S., Mohr, J., Deal, K. H., & Hwang, J. (2012). Supervisor attachment, supervisory working alliance, and affect in social work field education. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731512468492.

Bennett, S. & Deal, K. H. (2012). Supervision training: What we know and what we need to know. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 82(2-3), 195-215.

Greif, G. L. & Deal, K. H. (2012). The impact of divorce on friendships with couples and individuals. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53(6), 421-435.

Deal, K. H., Bennett, S., Mohr, J., & Hwang, J. (2011). Effects of field instructor training on student competencies and the supervisory alliance. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(6) 712-726.

Deal, K. H. & Pittman, J. (2009). Examining predictors of social work students’ critical thinking skills. Advances in Social Work, 10(1), 87-102.

Bennett, S. & Deal, K. H. (2009). Beginnings and endings in social work supervision: The interaction between attachment and development. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 29(1), 101-117.

Deal, K. H. Psychodynamic theory. (2007). Advances in Social Work, 8(1), 196-207.

Deal, K. H., Hopkins, K. M., Fisher, L. & Hartin, J. (2007). Field practicum experiences of macro-oriented graduate students: Are we doing them justice? Administration in Social Work, 31.4, 41-58.

Deal, K. H. & Clements, J. A. (2006). Supervising students developmentally: Evaluating a seminar for new field instructors. Journal of Social Work Education, 42.2, 291-306.

Hopkins, K. M., Deal, K. H., & Bloom, J. D.  (2005). Moving away from tradition: Exploring the field experiences of part-time, older and employment-based students. Journal of Social Work Education, 41.3, 371-383.

Deal, K. H. & BrintzenhofeSzoc, K. (2004). A study of MSW students’ interviewing skills over time. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 24(1/2), 181-197.

Deal, K. H. & Hyde, C. A. (2004). Understanding MSW student anxiety and resistance to multicultural learning: A developmental perspective. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 24(1/2), 73-86.

Deal, K. H. (2003). The relationship between critical thinking and interpersonal skills: Guidelines for clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 22(2), 3-19.

Hyde, C. A. & Deal, K. H. (2003). Does gender matter?: Male and female participation in social work classrooms. Affilia, 18(2), 192-209.

Deal, K. H. (2002). Modifying field instructors’ supervisory approach using stage models of student development. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 22(3/4), 121-137.

Deal, K. H. (2000). The usefulness of developmental stage models for clinical social work students: An exploratory study. The Clinical Supervisor, 19(1), 1-19.

Deal, K. H. (1999). Clinical social work students’ use of self disclosure: A case for formal training. Arete, 23(3), 33-45.

Deal, K. H. (1999). The effects of students’caretaking history on clinical performance. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 70(1), 47-78.

Greif, G. L. & Deal, K. H. (2012) Two plus two: Couples and their couple friendships. New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters
Bennett, S. & Deal, K. H. (2010). Implications of attachment theory for social work education. In S. Bennett & J. K. Nelson (Eds.). Adult attachment in social work practice (pp. 253-265). New York: Springer.

Deal, K. H. (2004). Effective interpersonal and critical thinking skills. In M. J. Austin & K. M. Hopkins (Eds.), Supervision as collaboration in the human services: Building a learning culture (pp. 35-46). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Deal, K. H. (2004). A group seminar to enhance field instructors’ supervisory skills. In C. J. Carson, A. S. Fritz, E. Lewis, J. H. Ramey, & D. T. Sugiuchi (Eds). Growth and development through group work (pp. 145-153). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.