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Courses 

  • 42800 Clinical Intervention with Socially Vulnerable Clients
  • 43001 Person/Environmental/System: Clinical Assessment in Social Work
  • 43000 Advocacy and Policy Development in Clinical Practice

Job experience

  • Clinical Consultant, Institute for Community Peace
  • Clinical Consultant, Harborquest, Inc.
  • Clinical Social Worker, Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Clinical Consultant, Catholic Charities Continuum of Care Program
  • Clinical Consultant, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Division of Clinical Services
  • Consultant, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General
  • Coordinator of Social Work-WITS, The University of Illinois Medical Center

Fields of Special Interest

  • Socially vulnerable clients
  • Clinical/policy interface

Publications or presentations

  • Palmer, Joan Merlin (2007), Earnfare Participants: Improving Attachment to the Competitive Labor Force 
    Chicago, Illinois: Harborquest, Inc.

  • Bowen, L., Palmer, J.M., Brown, M., Gwiasda, V., Feldman, L., and Potapchuk, M. (2006), Structural Violence, Racial Disparity and the Courage for Peace:  Exploring the Intersection of Violence, Race, Power and Peace 
    Flint, Michigan: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation