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Casey McGovern, MSW

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

  • Field Liaison, MSW Program

Casey McGovern received her MSW from Temple University in 1991. Casey has been in community mental health practice for 25 years with adolescents and adults. She is the Director of The Counseling Center at the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. Her duties include providing traumatic grief counseling to co-victims of homicide as well as providing counseling to those personally impacted by violent crime. She works in the Philadelphia School system providing school based therapeutic services to adolescents impacted by community violence and loss. She is interested in violence prevention, complex trauma, post trauma growth, and resiliency.

Casey has worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a Guest Lecturer/Field Liaison for 6 years. This year she has become a Lecturer as well. She loves the energy and enthusiasm her students bring to their learning in the classroom and in the Field. Working with young social work professionals is a source of inspiration for Casey.

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