"I’m interested in helping students connect their classroom learning to field experiences, stretching them to use their skills and abilities, and apply a trauma-informed lens to their work. I believe it is through the fusion of research and practice, that the best social workers are formed."
field education; trauma and trauma-informed practice; refugees and immigrants; veterans
Kathryn (Katie) McClain-Meeder, MSW, is an associate clinical professor for field education at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. McClain-Meeder works within the field department to facilitate the student placement process. She brings many strong community connections to her work, as well as years of experience within the field of social work, particularly with refugees, the child welfare system, and issues relating to veterans.