Associate Professor of Social Work Emerita

Associate Professor of Social Work Susan Roche served in the following roles for the Department of Social Work in UVM's College of Education and Social Services:

  • Interim Chairperson (2015-2019)
  • Associate Professor (1997-2018)
  • Assistant Professor  (1991-1997)

Publications

Roche, S. E., & Wood, G. G. (In process). Teaching Constructionist Social Work Practice.

Roche, S. E., (2009). Guest Editoral. Gentle, angry women creating change. Afilia: Journal of women and social work, 1-3.

Roche, S. E. (2007). Postmodern call and response in the modernist university. In S. Witkin, & D. Saleebey (Eds.), Transforming social work: Re-shaping the canon in inquiry, practice, and education. Washington, D.C.: Council on Social Work Education.

Roche, S. E. (2006). The Vermont Approach: A strategic plan for comprehensive, collaborative sexual violence prevention in Vermont 2006-2010. Montpelier, VT: Anti-Violence Partnership: A Community Collaboration at the University of Vermont.

Roche, S. E., & Wood, G. G. (2005). A narrative principle for feminist social work with survivors of male violence. Affilia: Journal of women and social work.

Roche, S. E. (2002). Professional care from a patients view. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 17, 142-146.

Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Representing selves, reconstructing lives: Feminist group work with women survivors of male violence. Social Work with Groups, 23, 5-23.

Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Situations and representations: Feminist practice with survivors of male violence. Families in society, 82, 583-590.

Wood, G. G., & Roche, S. E. (2001). An emancipatory social work approach to women and teen-aged girls surviving gender violence. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 16, 66-79.

Dewees, M., & Roche, S. E. (2001). Teaching about human rights in social work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 21, 137-155.

Roche, S. E. (2001). Women on the defensive: Living through conservative times, by Sylvia Bashevkin; and Women in a violent world: Feminist analyses and resistance across Europe, edited by Chris Corrin. Affilia: Journal of women and social work, 16, 243-246.

Roche, S. E., & Handy, M. (2000). Constructing victim access: A process evaluation of the VS2000-VT Victim Access Project. Waterbury, VT: Victim Services 2000-VT, Center for Crime Victim Services.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Trailblazer" Crime Victim Service Award from the VT Center for Crime Victim Services and the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: (2006)
  • Statewide Contributor Award from Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: For contributions to the work in Vermont to end domestic and sexual violence. (2006)

Associations and Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Susan Roche

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Applied ethics
  • Child and family welfare
  • Diversity, access and equity
  • Gender studies
  • Human rights
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Organizational development and group leadership
  • Social justice
  • Social policy

Education

  • Ph.D. in Social Work from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • M.S.W. in Social Work from University of Louisville

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-1200
Office Location:

437A Waterman

Courses Taught

Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Practice; Social Work Practice I; Social Work Practice II; Social Work with Children and Families II; Social Work with Groups; Transformative Social Work Approaches to Violence in Multiple Communities; Transformative Social Work Practice I