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Mary LeCloux, Ph.D., LICSW

Assistant Professor, MSW Program Director

Dr. LeCloux is a graduate of the doctoral program at the Simmons College School of Social Work, in Boston, MA. She received her M.S.W. from Smith College, and has 15 years of post-master’s clinical experience working in a range of settings, including outpatient and community mental health, child and adolescent acute residential care, adult partial hospitalization, and crisis work. For her doctoral dissertation, Dr. LeCloux examined health care resource access, family support, mental health service use, and long-term mental health outcomes for suicidal youth. Dr. LeCloux’s previous research projects have included collaborations with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and while pursuing her doctorate she worked as a member of the Mclean Hospital Emergency Services team in Massachusetts. Her current research interests include primary care and family-based interventions and policies for suicidal youth.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Simmons College School of Social Work
  • M.S.W., Smith College

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Adolescent and young adult suicide prevention
  • Health service disparities
  • Evidence-based social work practice

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Evidence-based social work practice
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Social work theory
  • Child and family work

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Council for Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Society for Social Work and Research (SWRR)
  • International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR)