Kat Carrick PHD, MSW

Kat Carrick PHD, MSW



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Dr. Kathleen Carrick

Kat Carrick is thrilled to join the Brandman University community as an Assistant Professor of Social Work. During her social work career, Dr. Carrick has worked in all aspects of direct service delivery including grassroots activism, community mental health, foster care, inpatient psychiatric, trauma, hospital social work, administration, and higher education.

She completed her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, received her MSW from Smith College in 1990, and a BA in Psychology from Chatham University in 1988.  She is an experienced educator having taught for Arkansas State University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, West Virginia University, Community College of Allegheny County, Penn State University, Carlow University, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Liberty University.

Dr. Carrick has a long history of advocacy and public service for the LGBT community.  She continues as Core Faculty for the online LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  and serves as a consultant on several national efforts to improve healthcare disparities by training healthcare professionals on LGBT healthcare needs.

  • Social Work
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. in Social Work
Dissertation: A comparison among healthcare students at the University of Pittsburgh in attitudes about lesbians and gay men and support for lesbian and gay human rights
Smith College, Northampton, MA
MSW in Clinical Social Work
Thesis: Misogyny as Reflected in the Theory, Policies, and Practices of Clinical Social Work: An Historical Analysis. Findings presented at the 5th International Congress of Women in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Chatham University
B.A. in Psychology
Tutorial: An idiographic study of an exceptional individual with cerebral palsy
Scholarly Activities

Principal Investigator, $26,875 Grant written for student scholarships. AIDS Healthcare Foundation


Principal Investigator, $70,000 Grant written for student scholarships. Gilead Sciences, Inc


GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality Member Annual Conference Peer Review Committee


Social Change Committee member, Three Rivers Community Foundation

Professional Experience
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Core Faculty, LGBT Health Policy and Practice Graduate Certificate Program
Rural LGBT Health, Applied Social Psychology Research, Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Faculty and Academic Advisor
Human Behavior & Social Environment, Foundations of Social Work Research, Evaluative Research, Mental Health and Public Policy
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Assistant Professor Social Work
Family Violence, Ethics, Clinical Practice II, Clinical practice with Individuals, Clinical Practice with Groups, International Social Work, Foundations of Social Work Practice I, Human Behavior & Social Environment II, Psychosocial Psychopathology