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Elizabeth Lemp, MSW

Adjunct Professor in Arts & Sciences


MSW - University of Iowa
BA - Ottawa University

Elizabeth Lemp is an Adjunct Instructor of Human Services at Ottawa University.  She graduated from Ottawa University with a double major in Human Services and Sociology in 1998, and has nearly 20 years’ experience in serving children and families.  Her service has included work in community mental health, early care and education, medical social work, non-profit management and community development in Kansas and Iowa.  While in Iowa, Elizabeth completed a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Family Centered Practice from the University of Iowa.  During this time, she conducted primary research on the relationship between mindfulness and empathy in the helping profession and contributed to academic research on postsecondary social work education and social work policy. 

Elizabeth is a Licensed Master of Social Work in Kansas and serves as a staff clinician and member of the Trauma Informed Care Team at Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS.  She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  As a practitioner, Elizabeth’s approach is authentic, client-centered and strength based.   She brings these same traits to the classroom along with a focus on best practice, high ethical standards and cultural humility as she helps to prepare students to serve in our changing world.  

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