Craig Robert Boitel, PhD, LISW-S, LCSW
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Social Work
 Office: CB 316
 Phone: 216-523-7467,  216-534-2345
 Fax: 216-687-5590
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. CB 316, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University
MSSA, Social Work, Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Social Work, University of Dayton
Brief Bio:
Dr. Boitel is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. He teaches courses in several curricular areas and his practice, teaching and research interests include clinical social work, field education, child welfare, evaluation of learning and teaching, and program evaluation. Prior professional experience includes employment at Berea Children's Home and the Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Boitel has held academic and administrative appointments in social work at several universities, including Case Western Reserve, where he was also a member of the medical school faculty, University of Pittsburgh , Bryn Mawr, and University of Akron. While at CWRU, he served as the Assistant Director of Field Education, chaired the Mental Health Concentration and was Director of Evaluation for the Ability Based Learning Program. His work with the University of Pittsburgh included serving as the Director of Research for the state of Pennsylvania 's Child Welfare Training Program.

He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor (LISW-S Ohio), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW - Pennsylvania), a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy.
Honors and Awards:
(2003) Learning Fellowship, University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, Case Western Reserve University, fall 2003 semester. (Deferred due to employment change)

(2011) Information for Practice selected as an ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) site of the week on Sage┬┐s Socialsciencespace. Information for Practice also featured in Ayres, S. (2012, March 20). World social work day: How social media helps make connections. The Guardian.
Creative and Activities:

"Post Trauma: Care for the Caregiver" - invited presentation at St. Elizabeth Hospital Annual Trauma Symposium, Youngstown, OH - 3/10/11.

"Columbine: Adolescent Psychopathy and Major Depressive Disorder" - invited presentation at MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - 3/3/11.

"The Field Learning Scale: A Tool for Measuring Learning in Field Education" - (with Kathleen Farkas, PhD) Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA - 11/1/08(peer reviewed).

"Integrating Classroom and Field Learning: Applying New Research from Learning Theory" - (with Kathleen Farkas, PhD) Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA - 10/31/08 (peer reviewed).

"Helping Students Integrate Classroom and Field Learning: Applying New Research from Learning Theory" - invited presentation at Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 50th Anniversary Conference, New York, NY 5/6/07.

"Overcoming Barriers in Field Education" - invited presentation to faculty of School of Social Work, New York University New York, NY 4/3/06.
Research Interests:
Clinical social work, child welfare, forensic social work, field education, evaluation of learning and teaching, and program evaluation.
Teaching Areas:
Field Education
Professional Affiliations:
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers
Member, Friends of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
Member, American Association for the History of Medicine
Member, Psycences Project (Princeton, NYU & Rutgers)
University Service:
2011 -  Chair, Licensure Comittee (BSW & MSW)
2010 - Chair, Micro Practice (BSW & MSW)
2009 - Admissions Committee (MSW)
2009 - Academic Standards, Admissions & Continuance Committee
2009 - Bylaws Committee
2006 - Faculty Field Committee
2006 - Evaluation Committee
2005-07 Biomedical & Health Institute
Professional Service:
2004-2006    Campbell Collaboration Child Welfare Review Group
Community Service:
2001 -         Friends Committee on National Legislation, Washington, D.C.
1984 -         Private Practice of Psychotherapy
2006-2008 Advisory Board, Cleveland Coalition for Pediatric Mental Health, Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board, Cleveland, OH
1996-2000 Symposium Planning Committee, The Katan Center for Psychoanalytic Treatment, The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Society
1993-1996 Advisory Committee for the National Public Education Campaign on Clinical Depression, National Mental Health Association
1990-1991 Executive Committee Council on Children, Youth and Families, Federation for Community Planning, Cleveland, OH
1988-1991 Citizens Advisory Committee on Children's Services, Cuyahoga County Department of Human Services, Cleveland, OH