Elizabeth P Hubbs, LCSW
Director of Practicum Education and Assistant Professor
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720
Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 12 - 2 pm
Wednesdays: 12 - 2 pm
Thursdays: 12 - 2 pm
*Available in-person or virtually during office hours. Also available outside of office hours by appointment.
Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development
- The University of Georgia (Anticipated completion date of Fall 2023)
- Research focuses on antiracist practice and pedagogy in undergraduate social work education programs
Master of Social Work, New York University (2009)
- Clinical focus with mental health specialty
BA in Psychology, University of Richmond (2006)
- Neurocognitive focus with older adults
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (GA and OR) (2013 - Present)
- Clinical Supervisor
I transitioned to teaching in the BSW program at DSC in August 2016. Since then, my teaching focus has been on clinical and practice classes. I started as the Director of Practicum Education in August 2020, where I have been able to extend community connections and partnerships to expand our students' internship experiences through various experiential learning opportunities. I manage all aspects of the practicum education program in the BSW program for all junior and senior-level internships.
My current research focus integrates transformational learning theory within an anti-oppressive framework. My current research is focused on understanding the impact of multi-systemic changes at the program, faculty, and student level, focused on integrating best practices for anti-racist practice and pedagogy. My research methodology utilizes an action research model focusing on quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. Upon completing my current research project, I intend to shift my research focus to mental health and our local community, focusing on expanding services for our local Hispanic population and increasing the number of culturally competent and bilingual clinicians.
I am an experienced clinical social worker with over fifteen years of social work practice experience. I have been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for ten years. I have worked in various mental health settings, including inpatient psychiatric settings, insurance-based behavioral health programs, and community mental health. I have provided clinical supervision to BSW interns, MSW interns, and masters-level licensed professionals seeking full clinical licensure. I currently own and provide clinical and administrative oversight to a private mental health agency in Dalton, GA. I provide clinical services and oversee the operations of the practice. The practice currently has five Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), two Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs), and two MSW interns (both of whom are alums of our BSW program). Of our clinicians, five are bilingual in Spanish/English.
We focus on providing culturally competent, ethical, quality mental health services. We also provide professional development services and continued education training dedicated to the enhancement and professional growth of our local community social workers.
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Fall 2023/ Spring 2024 Committee Assignments:
Institutional Review Board Committee
Faculty Excellence Awards
School of Health Professions - Continued Professional Education
More About Me
As a faculty member, I focus on providing student-centered teaching and learning opportunities. Student success is my top priority, which I demonstrate through individual meetings with students, accessible office hours, and participating in community-building activities with students. I enjoy finding connections with students and helping students grow into the best versions of themselves through positive support, mentorship, and fostering a growth mindset.