Mildred Bates

Building 9 (SSW) 210
(401) 456-8171
(401) 456-8631
mbates@ric.edu

Academic Background

D.S.W., Columbia University School of Social WorkMay 1981
M.S.W., Tulane University School of Social WorkMay 1969
B.A., Rhodes College, with honors, Phi Beta KappaMay 1967

Courses Taught

SWRK 324 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Individual, Family & Small Groups
SWRK 325 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Social Systems, Institutions & Organizations
SWRK 326 Generalist Social Work
SWRK 327 The Helping Process
SWRK 338 Introduction to Field Work
SWRK 426 Creating Change through Social Work Practice I
SWRK 436 Field Work
SWRK 437 Advanced Field Work
SWRK 463 Field Work Seminar
SWRK 464 Senior Seminar In Soc Work
SWRK 472 Sexual Orientation&Gender ID
SWRK 571 Women's Issues In Soc Wk Practicum
SWRK 572 Sexual Orientation&Gender ID

Currently Teaching

human behavior and the social environment (micro and macro),
generalist practice theory and skills, womenâs issues, sexual orientation and gender
identity

Areas of Expertise

social work and clinical practice, womenâs issues

Present Service Activities

Senior Action in a Gay Environment/Rhode Island - - outreach to older lesbians and gay men and education and advocacy with the elder service network. Clinical practice. Trainer on lesbian and gay topics in social work practice and on family adoption Issues.

Past Experience

LGBT community development, working with battered women and providing supervision to therapists working with men who batter, clinical practice and training in alcoholism, social work in mental health settings, feminist therapy.

Recent Trainings

Sexual Orientation in Clinical Work with Families. Social Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Issues in Field Instruction. Use of Space and Structure To Foster Diversity and Equity in the Classroom. Reaching Invisible Elders: Lesbians and Gay Men over 60. Lesbian and Gay Families: A Conversation with Would-be Teachers.

Selected Presentations

A family-centered multi-disciplinary model of care for co-infected (HIV and
Hepatitis C) patients.

Areas of Interest

Women’s Issues, with a focus on mental health, battering, sexuality. Lesbian and Gay issues, with a focus on lesbian and gay elders, lesbian-parented families. Adoption. Mental health. HIV and Hepatic C co-infection, HIV/AIDS.

Page last updated: October 8, 2014