Kristina S. Lind

Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Social Work

BA, Northwestern University; AM, University of Chicago; PhD, Loyola University

Office: Mary Taylor House 102  Phone: (603) 535-3077

About Professor Lind

Dr. Lind is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Child Welfare (IV-E) Project for the Social Work Department. She is new to PSU and to New Hampshire but brings with her 12 years of teaching experience at the master and bachelor levels from Chicago area universities. She held a number of clinical and administrative positions in Vermont, Maryland, and Illinois prior to focusing solely on teaching. For 16 years she was the clinical coordinator for a therapeutic program serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.  She also served as unit director of a residential program for infants and toddlers in State’s custody, functioned as director of program services for a program committed to center and community based services to adolescents who were either pregnant or parenting, and provided direct and supervisory services to adolescents diagnosed with a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues.  She holds an independent clinical social work license  (LICSW) for NH and a school social work certificate (Type 73) for the State of Illinois.

Dr. Lind has made presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Topics have included ethics specific to group work, play-based group work with individuals on the autism spectrum, issues specific to school social work, and abstract writing. In addition to conducting workshops, Dr. Lind has consulted to a variety of programs committed to the education and treatment of children and adolescents in both the public and private sectors.

Current research interests include family-centered practice for school social workers and using Capstone projects to promote the professional identity of baccalaureate level social work students.

Selected Presentations

August, 20, 2011.  Tools for Groups in Schools:  An  Experiential Approach.  Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.  Williams Bay, WI.

March 31, 2011.  Effective Abstract Writing.  Testing Positive Aware Network (TPAN) and Department of Health and Human Services, Chicago, IL.

November, 2010. So You Have to Lead a Group? – Tools for Planning and Leading Groups. Illinois Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.

June, 2010 with Levin, K.  Ethics in Social Group Work Practice. The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups 32nd International Symposium. Montreal, Canada.

April, 2010.  The ABC’s of Providing School Social Work Services. School Social Work Association of America, 2010 National School Social Work Conference. St. Louis, MO.

October, 2009.   Effective Group Work in the School Setting. Illinois Association of School Social Workers, Annual Conference.  Arlington Heights, IL.

June, 2009.  Groupwork for School Social Workers: A Three Tiered Approach. The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups 31st International Symposium. Chicago, IL.

March, 2009 with Fedota, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders. School Social Work Association of America, 2009 National School Social Work Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

March, 2009. Groupwork in the Schools for Children on the Autism Spectrum. School Social Work Association of America, 2009 National School Social Work Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

June, 2008.  Menschood for Children with Autism: From playgroups to self-sufficiency. Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups 30th International Symposium, Cologne, Germany.

Courses Taught

  • SW3510 – Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention I
  • SW3130 – Child Welfare and Family Services
  • SW3150 – Child Maltreatment
  • SW4020 – Social Work Research Methods
  • Social Work Practicum Field Liaison

Contact Us

Social Work Department

Department Chair:
Cynthia Moniz
Phone: 603-535-2538

Mary Taylor House
Phone: 603-535-2703
Email: (Suzanne Banister, Office Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

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