Beth Wahler, Ph.D.

MSW Program Director / Assistant Professor

Campus: Indianapolis

Education/Social Work Building, ES 4138J
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156

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Dr. Beth Wahler received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Evansville and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kentucky.  She is currently the Director of the IUPUI MSW Program and has been on the faculty in the School of Social Work since 2012.  Prior to earning her PhD, she previously worked as both a practitioner and supervisor for over 14 years with her most recent experience as Program Coordinator in a translational research program at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.  Her practice experience has primarily been with women attempting to overcome substance use disorders, mental health problems, learning disabilities and intimate partner violence victimization. Dr. Wahler’s main research interests involve the impact of poverty and other factors associated with social disadvantage on the development and perpetuation of mental health and substance abuse problems.  She teaches research methods, policy, and group practice courses in the Mental Health and Addictions Concentration.