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Dr. Erin Hipple

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Social Work - Graduate Social Work

Bio

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Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Liberation-Based Mental Health and Therapy Frameworks
  • Oppression within Mental Health Systems, Mental Health Abolition
  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender Affirming Care for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Diverse People
  • LGBTQ+ Mental Health
  • Burnout
  • Body Positivity
  • Body Liberation
  • Body Trust
  • Self Care
  • Community Care
  • Weight Neutral Mental Health Care
  • Alternative Sexual Practices (polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, kink)
  • The Use of Pop Culture in Therapy
  • Sexism in Media and Advertising
  • Storytelling as Healing

Education

  • B.A., West Chester University
  • M.A., West Chester University
  • MSW, Widener University
  • Ph.D., Widener University

Media

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