Superhero Grief: What Social Workers Can Learn from the Life and Service of Captain America

Jan 28, 2022 12:00pm -
Jan 28, 2022 01:30pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Speaker Information

James (Jim) Martin, PhD, ACSW, LICSW (Ret.) is a Professor of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College and a recently retired Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than fifty years of social work practice. His scholarship and civic engagement address the well being of military and veteran populations. Jim is a recognized national leader in the area of military family services. A retired Army Colonel, Jim’s twenty-six-year military career included clinical, research, as well as senior management (command) and policy assignments. Jim was the senior Social Work Officer in the Persian Gulf Theater during the first Gulf War. He received his MSW from Boston College and his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Social Work Child and Family Studies Fellowship Program, the Army’s Command and General Staff College, and the Army Management Staff College. Jim was the recipient of the 2014 University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work “Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Practice” and the 2015 “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Boston College School of Social Work. In 2016 the National Association of Social Workers Foundation recognized Jim as a Social Work Pioneer. “Pioneers” are described as “social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers… having made important contributions to the social work profession and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation.”