Susan Brostrup-Jensen, LICSW, PhD

Susan Brostrup-Jensen, LICSW, PhD has many years of experience working to address violence in the home in a number of capacities.  Initially, she worked in a community-based setting doing advocacy and counseling, community organizing, legal advocacy, and trainings. More recently, she worked as a volunteer organizer in the Blackstone River Valley with the Christian faith community to raise awareness about domestic violence, to create a relationship between the community and the domestic violence service providers, and to increase service provision in this area. Additionally, in the fall of 2013, she was the Boston Area Captain for the RESPECT! Challenge, an on-line violence prevention and awareness campaign and contest organized by Future's Without Violence. Dr. Brostrup-Jensen's qualitative dissertation research explored the role of resource loss and gain in the decision-making and coping strategies of women in abusive relationships. She has additional qualitative research experience as an ethnographer for a three-city research study looking at the impact of welfare reform on low-income families, specifically those with a child with a disability. Since 2002, Dr. Brostrup-Jensen has taught part-time in the MSW Program at Simmons College. She has worked as a faculty liaison in the Field Office at Simmons College and is currently working in this capacity at Wheelock College. She has also taught in the BSW Program at Regis College. She received her BA from Washington University, her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on macro practice with children and families; and her PhD from Simmons College.

Courses Taught

SW-409 Dynamics of Racism and Oppression