Debbie Emmelkamp, MSW, LCSW

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Instructor

Education

  • Master of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 1985

Academic appointments

  • Fontbonne University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, St. Louis, MO, 2014 – present appointment,
  • Fontbonne University, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Field Education, St. Louis, MO,  2015 – present appointment
  • Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis, MO, Gerontology Curriculum Advisory Board Member, 2003-2010
  • Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis, MO, Gerontology Curriculum Work Group Member, 2003
  • Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Field Education, 1991-present appointment
  • St. Louis University, School of Social Service, St. Louis, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2000 – 2003
  • St. Louis University, School of Social ServiceSt. Louis, MAdjunct Assistant Professor in Field Education, 1994- present appointment
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2007
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Field Education, 1994-present appointment

Professional post-baccalaureate and post-master’s social work experience

  • Decision Point Consulting, Inc., President/OwnerBallwin, MO, February 1998-current employment
  • Aging Consult. Inc., Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, St. Louis, MO, February 1994-January 1998
  • Aging Consult. Inc., Contract Social Worker, March 1993-January 1994
  • Integrated Health Services at Big Bend Woods, Director of Social Services, St. Louis, MO, October 1991-November 1993

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers, Missouri Chapter
    • Treasurer, 2016-2018
    • Chair of Committee on Ethics, 2001 – present
  • Pathways to Independence, Advisory Board Member, 2006 – present
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Speaker’s Bureau, 1989 – present

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

  • National Association of Social Workers, Missouri Chapter
    • Treasurer- Elect, 2015-2016
  • Senior Resource Options, Professional Member, 2012-2015
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Gateway Chapter
    • Chair of the Chapter Programs and Services Committee, 2010 – 2015
    • MS Center Community Grant Committee, 2011 – 2015

Special Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership Recognition Award, NASW Missouri Chapter, 2014

Professional Presentations for the past 5 years

  • A Social Worker’s Guide to Being Subpoenaed: Whether to be a witness, to testify, at trial, or to disclose client records – Social Workers in Home Care, March 8, 2017
  • Incapacity and Its Impact on Elder Abuse – MA 4 Summit on Aging, Branson, MO – September 13, 2016
  • Transitions in Care – 2015 BPCI Conference, Dallas, Texas – October 31, 2015
  • Debunking the Myths about Staying Healthy, Wealthy & Wise in Retirement-Lindenwood Area Ministry- April 21, 2015
  • Benefits of Aging Panel – Horseman Group – February 25, 2015, February 19, 2014
  • Care at the Crossroads of Life – Renaissance Financial – May 8, 2014
  • Sailing in Uncharted Waters – NASW Workshops, 2014
  • Gateway Chapter MS Retreat for Program and Services Staff- Self Care – February 12, 2014
  • Preparing for Becoming a Caregiver – Woodlawn Chapel – January 27, 2014
  • MS Through the Looking Glass – Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference MS Society-Indiana Chapter – November 2, 2013
  • Financial Abuse, Elder Exploitation and Legal Protection for Seniors – Elder Care Planning Forum – 2013
  • Taking Care of Yourself Through “Wholehearted Living”-Practicing Ethical Self Care – The Child Center’s 9th Annual Prevention & Interventions Conference – 2013
  • Recognizing, Representing and Assisting the Demented Client Teleconference – Missouri Bar Association – 2012
  • Recognizing, Representing, and Assisting the Demented Client – St. Louis University School of Law – Elder Law Class – 2012
  • MS is a Family Affair- MS Society Greater Illinois Chapter-Chicago-2012
  • Competency and Ethics – NASW Workshops, 2012
  • Personal Self Care: What are My Ethical Responsibilities – The Child Center’s 8th Annual Prevention & Interventions Conference – 2012
  • Personal Self Care: What are My Ethical Responsibilities – NASW Workshops, 2012
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