Dr. Keenan’s research interests include strategies, skills, and use of self in generalist practice, change principles in learning and practice, and leadership actions within organizations. The author of numerous journal articles, she also published a textbook with Dr. Mark Cameron: The Common Factors Model for Generalist Practice. Dr. Keenan is on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Social Work Journal.
Licensed as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut, she has over ten years of clinical practice experience. For the last several years her practice has shifted into leadership and community organizing. She is a leader in the WCGMF Community Leadership Program and with CONECT: Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut.(www.weconect.org).
Areas of Expertise
- Community organizing
- Leadership actions within organizations
- Courageous conversations about social issues
- Common factors in social work practice
Ph.D. Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA 2001
M.S.W. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 1990
B.A. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 1983
Courses Regularly Taught
SWK 377 Methods of Intervention II: Groups
SWK 378 Methods of Intervention III: Organizations and Communities
SWK 551 Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning
Keenan, E.K., Sandoval, S., & Limone, C. (submitted for possible publication). Leadership from the front lines: Realizing social work’s responsibility & potential. Submitted to Journal of Social Work.
Grady, M.D., & Keenan, E.K. (2014). Beyond the manual: Using research and evidence in social work practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(2), 101-106. doi: 10.1007/s10615-014-0494-1. Note: This was the introductory article for the special issue: Beyond the manual: Using research and evidence in clinical social work practice that was coedited by Dr. Grady and myself. [6 citations]
Schneider, D.A., Rodriguez-Keyes, E., & Keenan, E.K. (2014). Seeing through the eyes of the other using process recordings. In R.A. Bean, S.D. Davis, and M.P. Davey, Eds., Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness (pp. 21-26). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Rodriguez-Keyes, E., Schneider, D.A., & Keenan, E.K. (2013). Being known in undergraduate social work education: The role of instructors in fostering student engagement and motivation. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 32(6), 785-799. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2013.765841 [16 citations]