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  • Shivani Edwards, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS Shivani Edwards, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Shivani Edwards, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is a strengths-based perspective while integrating solution- focused, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral and family systems therapies. I have experience in individual, family and group therapy modalities. I enjoy working with non-traditional students including those who have experienced special education or exceptional education programs. I also provide dual diagnosis treatment (mental health and substance abuse).

Supervision Style:

I like to take a collaborative approach in additional to a developmental approach to support awareness, knowledge and skill with clinical practice. I like to support individuals in developing a multicultural perspective of their work in addition to their professional and personal development. I appreciate feedback and open communication and try to create an environment for learning and growing. Additionally, I try to help individuals start to develop or continue to develop their professional identity as a clinician and social worker. 

Professional Interests:

My professional interest include minority identity development, multicultural issues, family of origin issues/family conflict, and crisis intervention

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I facilitate Success and Independence (ASD) group, which is designed for students who have dealt with the challenges of ASD or Asperger’s and are currently enrolled in classes at OSU’s main campus. It is an opportunity to connect others and get support. I am a liaison to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Center, and College of Social Work

Education background:

I am currently a community instructor with the College of Social Work and am a two time alumni of The Ohio State University.

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, running, teaching/training and volunteer work.

My Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers