Amanda D. Ham
- MSW University of Georgia, 1988
- BSW University of Georgia, 1986
Amanda D. Ham received her BSW (1986) and her MSW (1988) from the University of Georgia School of Social Work. Since graduating she has had a variety of clinical and administrative experiences, primarily in the mental health field. She has worked inpatient psychiatric as well as outpatient mental health with various client populations. Ham has also worked as an advocate and clinician with and on behalf of the Deaf Community. She worked for 10 years as a sign language interpreter in the educational system. This experience helped provide both the background for understanding, as well as the impetus for wanting to challenge, some of the systemic and oppressive practices which result in further marginalizing this frequently overlooked group.
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culturally and linguistic Deaf Community, women studies, mental health, empowerment; policy, field practicum education, qualitative methodology, mentoring