People

Headshot of Laura Hinds

Laura Hinds, MSW

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

An alumna of The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Laura has taught at SP2 for the past ten years. Starting her career at a leading pediatric hospital, Laura provided medical social work and therapeutic interventions to Children and Adolescents living with HIV/AIDS for over 10 years developing her skills in high acuity hospital based social work practice, as well as psychotherapy. Throughout her career, Laura has been engaged in practicing with diverse populations, providing both general therapeutic and trauma specific services for the Transgender community, for grieving parents who had lost their infants, and individuals facing homelessness.

Laura teaches a variety of courses focusing on life span and social emotional development, children and adolescents, human behavior, techniques in brief treatment and crisis intervention as well as both first and second year practice.

Laura is also the Chairperson Emeritus of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Ms. Hinds was honored to have served this group responsible for protecting the state’s consumer population from unlawful and unethical practice for 9 nine years in this regulatory role.

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

Discover More