Januari Wilson, Director of Field Education

  Dir Field Education University Lecturer Senior Sta
  708-534-4367ext. 4367
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  College: CHHS

Social Work



Community Mental Health



"I completed a bachelors of science in psychology and a masters in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I started my career in social services in 1998. My primary specialization in social work practice is clinical community mental health. Before becoming a full time lecturer at GSU, I worked as a case manager, therapist, program manager and clinical supervisor. I continue to provide therapy in private practice and clinical supervision by contract.

My first contact with the Social Work Department was as a field instructor. I was awarded Field Instructor of the Year for the MSW program in 2013. Soon after I started as an adjunct instructor and a field liaison, moved to the BSW Field Placement Coordinator and finally today as the Director of Field Education.

My primary motivator in my position is the opportunity I have to assist social work students in bridging their passion to serve to practicum placements in community settings and starting a career as a professional social worker!"

- Januari Wilson



In addition to classroom instruction and community practice, I frequently provide professional training and presentations in the following areas:

  • Strengths Based Assessment and Goal Setting
  • An Overview of Mental Health Disorders and Mental Health Awareness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Competence in Field Education and in Social Work Supervision
  • LSW/ LCSW Exam Preparation
  • Building the Helping Relationship to Engage and Support Families
  • Social Work Leadership
  • Professional Writing and Documentation
  • Assessment and Treatment of Non-Suicidal Self Injury
  • Group Facilitation
  • Rule 132 Community Medicaid Services