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Marion Van Horn, Faculty Lecturer

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Marion Van Horn started her academic life at Simon Fraser University with a joint major in Sociology and Anthropology. Years later she enrolled in the Special BSW at McGill followed by a MSW. As a social work practitioner she brings supervisory as well as rich and diverse clinical social work experience to her teaching.  Her work in youth protection offered opportunities to develop an interest in domestic violence, socially constructed gender differences governing expectations of mothers and fathers, the complex relationship between neglect and poverty, and the development of cultural competencies—specifically with black families and orthodox Jewish families. These interests eventually led to other aspects of social work theory and practice that continue to inform her teaching, including relationship-based social work and an understanding of the self in social work practice as a ‘tool’ of intervention. As part of her work with families facing multiple challenges, she had the opportunity to explore attachment theory, the impact of unresolved grief and intergenerational transmission of trauma and loss, and their consequences on parenting and child development. Through these experiences she acquired strong clinical skills in systems theory, family assessment and intervention. To further her clinical skills she enrolled in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at the ICFP – JGH. Her teaching experiences as a sessional lecturer have deepened her interest in the perspectives students bring to the classroom learning environment which have broadened her academic interests.

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Courses offered

SWRK 320

3 credits
Practice with Individuals and Families 1.

Social Work: Introduction to theories and techniques informing clinical social work practice with individual and family systems in a social context. Sexual orientation, race, class, gender, culture, ability and diverse family forms are integrated. Knowledge and skills required for assessment and treatment across a range of practice settings.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 and 2-year BSW students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 320 D1/D2 and SWRK 341.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
  • Instructors
    • Kim M Coleman

SWRK 493

3 credits
Seminar on Child Protection.

Social Work: The field of child protection and the problems of physical and sexual abuse and neglect of children. The general characteristics of this vulnerable population group and their families as well as some models of intervention.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Restriction: Limited to BSW U3 and 2-year BSW students
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
  • Instructors
    • Marion Van Horn

SWRK 326

3 credits
Practice with Individuals and Families 2.

Social Work: Advanced integration of theories and techniques informing clinical social work practice with individual and family systems in a social context. Sexual orientation, race, class, gender, culture, ability and diverse family forms are integrated. Knowledge and skills required for assessment and treatment across a range of practice settings.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 320
  • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U2 and 2-year BSW students. Not open to students who have taken SWRK 320 D1/D2 and SWRK 341.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Marion Van Horn

 

SWRK 422

3 credits
Integrative Seminar.

Social Work: Analyzing field experiences operationalizing the link between scholarship and practice. Dimensions of equity will be integrated.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Marion Van Horn, Nona Moscovitz, Karen Hetherington