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. 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 teaching full-time, Dr. Szczygiel maintains a small psychotherapy practice. She also volunteers as a Resiliency Program workshop facilitator within the Services to the Armed Forces Division of the American Red Cross and provides pro bono therapy to trauma survivors through the Give an Hour organization. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, running, yoga and taking long walks with her beloved pups, Junebug and Olive.
Mental Health and Wellness; Relational Social Work Practice and Theory; Mind-Body-Spirit Practices; Practitioner Self-Care