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Linda Davies, Professor

Linda Davies

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Linda Davies is a Professor in the School of Social Work. Her teaching and research interests centre on psychosocial approaches to clinical practice with a particular focus on psychoanalytic theory for social work. Her publications include topics related to mothering, fathering in social work, and child welfare practices. At the doctoral level of study, Linda Davies teaches qualitative research methods. Her current research, supported by SSHRC, is focused on creating awareness of gender issues as they relate to child welfare, both as experienced by mothers, fathers and children, and in social work practice.

Résumé

Education

Ph.D. (University of North London, England) 1986

M.S.W. (McGill University) 1980

B.S.W. (McGill University) 1979

Diplôme en Assistance Sociale (Dawson College, Montreal) 1974



Employment

2008-present Professor
School of Social Work, Mcgill University

1991-present Associate Professor
School of Social Work, McGill University

1984 Assistant Professor
School of Social Work, McGill University

Research

Description of current research

Linda Davies' current research is in collaboration with McGill's Julia Krane, and focused on creating awareness of gender issues as they relate to child welfare, both as experienced by mothers, fathers and children, and in social work practice. With the support of a SSHRC IOF grant she developed the Gender and Child Welfare Network web site.

Recent grants

2007 (ongoing)
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Engaging mothers and fathers: Challenges for social service practices with parents
J. Krane (P.I.), Dr. L. Davies (co-investigator)


2006
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Making Gender Visible in Child Welfare: An International Initiative
Linda Davies


2006
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Femmes, violences et contextes de vulnérabilité
D. D. Damant (PI)


2004
FQRSC

Parentalité dans des situations de concomitance de la violence conjugale et des mauvais traitements pouvant être liés à d'autres problèmes sociaux : les points de vue des acteurs sociaux concernés.
D. D. Damant (PI)


2003-2006
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Constructing Maternal Identities: an examination of everyday practices in welfare state organizations.
Linda Davies (PI)


2000-2003
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Implementing the feminist vision: Case studies of four organizations.
Linda Davies (PI)

Publications

E. Ramvi & L. Davies (2010). “Gender, mothering and relational work”. Journal of Social Work Practice, Volume 24, Issue 4, December, pages 445 - 460

L. Davies, M. Mulcahy, K. Mechan, Jean-Paul Deslauriers (2009). "Perspective et place des peres dans les services de protection de l'enfance et de la jeunesse". Reflets: Revue d'intervention sociale et communautaire. Vol. 15, pp. 38-59

L. Davies (2008). "Omnipotence in child protection: Making room for ambivalence". Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol. 22, No. 2

S. Collings and L. Davies (2008). "For the sake of the children: Making sense of children and childhood in the context of child protection". Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol.22, No. 2

L. Davies and A. Grenier (2008). Editorial "Psychotherapeutic approaches to practice in the public sector". Journal of Social Work Practice Canadian Special Issue, Vol. 22, No. 2

L. Davies, S. Collings (2008). "Emotional knowledge for child welfare practice: Reexamining our roots". Smith College for Studies in Social Work, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 7-26

L. Davies, J. Krane, S. Collings, S. Wexler (2007). "Developing mothering narratives in child protection practice". Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol. 21.

Krane, J., & Davies, L. (June 2006). "La sororité n'est pas suffisante : L'invisibilité de la maternité dans la pratique adoptée en maisons d'aide et d'hébergement pour femmes victimes de violence". The International Journal of Victimology Le Journal International De Victimologie, 4(3) http://www.jidv.com/KraneDavies-JIDV2006_13.htm.

J. Krane and L. Davies (2007). "Mothering under difficult circumstances: Challenges to working with battered women". Affilia. 22.:1.

L. Davies and J. Krane (2006). "Collaborate with caution: Protecting children, helping mothers". Critical Social Policy 26:2, pp.412-425.

L. Davies and S. Collings (2004). "Subject-to-subject: reclaiming the emotional terrain for practice". Chapter Four in Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance, L. Davies & P. Leonard editors Aldershot, U.K., Ashgate Publishing.

P. Rains, L. Davies, M. McKinnon (2004). "Social services construct the teen mother". Families in Society 85 (1) pp.17-26.

L. Davies, S. Collings, J. Krane (2003). "Making mothers visible: Implications for social work practice and education in child welfare". Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering, Vol. 5, (2) pp.158-169.

L. Davies and J. Krane (2003). "Critical reflections on practice with battered women: Insights from Maya's story". Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, Vol. 28.1 pp.63-71.

L. Davies, J. Krane, M. McKinnon, P. Rains, L. Mastronardi (2002). "Beyond the state: Conceptualizing protection in community settings". Social Work Education 21(6) pp. 623-633.

J. Krane and L. Davies (2002). "Sisterhood is not enough: The invisibility of mothering in battered women's shelters". Affilia, Vol. 17 (2) pp. 167-190.

L. Davies, K. Fox, J. Krane, E. Shragge (2002). "Community child welfare: Examples from Quebec". in B. Wharf (editor) Community Work Approaches to Child Welfare, Broadview Press, pp 63-81.

Conference papers & presentations:

"Vicarious trauma in Relational Professions"  University of Stavanger, Norway, Professional Development Research Group, June 2012

"The Neglected Helper: Vicarious trauma and inner sustainability" ACESS: Association of College Educators in Social Service and Social Work Diploma Programs in Canada/National Conference June 3, 2012,Canmore Alberta

“Trauma in the Oedipal Period - A Clinical Case Study”   IPTP Presentation Spring 2011, Argyle Institute of Human Relations

“Attachment based practice in child protection ” Gender & Child Welfare – An Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, April 2009

Courses offered

Dr. Linda Davies is on Sabbatical leave for 2012 - 13.   

SWRK 635

3 credits
Advanced Clinical Seminar: Use of Self.

Social Work: Psychological selves in relation to the work done with clients, including psychoanalytic theory, object relations, attachment theory, transference.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
  • Instructors
    • Sarilee Kahn

SWRK 725

3 credits
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis.

Social Work: Review of the principal methods comprised under the area of qualitative research and problems related to the utilization of those methods. Particular attention to analysis arising from these methods.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction: Open only to students in the joint Social Work Ph.D. program
  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Nicole Ives

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