BA, Villanova University
MSW, University of Georgia
DSW, University of Pennsylvania
Pam Szczygiel, DSW, LICSW began her social work journey in 2003. Following a few years of incredible community-level work in the area of sexual violence prevention, she took a leap into clinical practice. Her clients have been her greatest teachers, always reminding her to stay humble and continuously pointing her back to the clinical relationship as a main catalyst for change. She identifies as a relationally-informed social work practitioner, teacher and scholar. Along the way Dr. Szczygiel acquired certifications in health coaching, yoga and other mind-body-spirit practices. She is currently involved in a multiyear study on social work student mental health and well-being. Each step on her journey continues to influence her current position in the School of Social Work at BSU. It is her greatest honor to teach and learn alongside social work students. In addition to her full time position at BSU, Dr. Szczygiel maintains a psychotherapy practice and specializes in treating social workers and other helping professionals with personal trauma and compassion related stress. She is a Resiliency Volunteer with the American Red Cross and currently serves as a Faculty Associate with the BSU Sexual Violence Advocacy and Support Center.