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Dr. Erica H. Sirrine

Dean, Associate Professor of Social Work ehsirrine@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), Florida State University
Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Central Florida
PhD in Social Work, University of South Florida
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Qualified Clinical Supervisor

Biography

Dr. Erica Sirrine followed God’s call to Southeastern in 2014 and is thrilled to be a part of the Fire family. Prior to joining SEU, Dr. Sirrine was the social work program director at Warner University, where she successfully led the program through accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and was recognized as the 2011 Professor of the Year.

Dr. Sirrine brings over 14 years of clinical social work experience and has intervened with clients experiencing a variety of complex conditions, including HIV/AIDS, terminal illness, fetal demise, pediatric death, child abuse/neglect and grief. She was selected as the 2013 Social Worker of the Year by the Heartland Unit of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Sirrine specializes in providing group and individual therapy to bereaved children, adolescents, adults and families.

Prior to entering academia, she worked as the clinical manager of the Bethany Center of Good Shepherd Hospice. She now volunteers at the center as a grief support group facilitator and serves as a cabin leader at Camp Brave Heart, an annual weekend retreat for grieving children.

Dr. Sirrine is passionate about educating mental health practitioners on childhood bereavement and was recently selected to provide one-day workshops of this kind throughout the United States. This year, she trained practitioners in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland and Virginia and is scheduled to speak in Pennsylvania this fall.