Elizabeth Strand

Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work, Director of Veterinary Social Work

Phone: 865-974-8387
E-mail: estrand@utk.edu

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Elizabeth Strand is the founding director of Veterinary Social Work, and she is a licensed clinical social worker, experienced family therapist, grief recovery specialist, and a mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. Her service-work centers around anti-animal abuse and anti-racism efforts. Her interests include the link between human and animal violence, animals in family systems, the scholarly and practice development of veterinary social work as a sub-specialty of social work practice, communication skills, conflict resolution, and mediation and stress management techniques in animal welfare environments.

Topics of expertise: Veterinary social work, and human and animal violence

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