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Sarah Hessenauer

  • Department(s): Social Work
  • Office Location: Community Engagement Center 160
  • Phone: (262) 472-1203
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Sarah Hessenauer is a Professor and MSW Program Coordinator for the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Sarah received her PhD in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also has her Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker and Substance Abuse Counselor. Sarah has co-authored four social work textbooks: Understanding Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Generalist Social Work Practice, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, and Social Work With Groups: Comprehensive Practice and Self-Care, along with several professional articles. Sarah’s research interests include undergraduate social work education, self-care, and evidence based interventions.