Susan Glassburn Larimer, LCSW, PhD
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
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Susan Glassburn Larimer has been a faculty member at IUPUI since 2004, first as a recruiter and advisor and, for the last three years, as a Lecturer. Susan currently teaches practice skills courses as well as health concentration courses. Her background is in mental health and health care and her favorite jobs prior to joining the faculty were in home health care and hospice. She currently sees a few clients at a local private mental health clinic every week to keep her practice skills up to date. She is finishing her dissertation in the summer of 2015 and it is titled: New Master of Social Work Graduates in the Workforce: The Journey from Student to Professional. This qualitative grounded theory study focused on the experience of 27 MSW grads in their first 9 – 18 months of employment. She believes that by better understanding the experience of these new grads, social work employers and educators can better prepare and nurture our new social work professionals in the field.