- Widener University, PhD, Clinical Human Sexuality, 2014
- Widener University, PhD, Clinical Human Sexuality, 2014
- West Chester University, MSW, , 2005
Dr. Anthony's research interests include:
Social media and Digital Technologies in Social Work
Diversity and Inclusion
Sexuality Social Justice
Social work practice with LGBTQIA+ Folks
Coping with Trauma
Social Work and Technology
Venable, Victoria M. and Anthony, Rebecca S. (2018) Basic Interviewing Skills and Techniques: A Workbook for Application (3rd Edition). no. 3rd. Create Space.
Anthony, Rebecca S. and Venable, Victoria M. (2019) The impact of non-traditional and sustainable textbook options in a social work skills course on student learning. vol. 37. pp. 226-240. Journal of Technology in Human Services.
Anthony, Rebecca S. and Galarza , Jayleen (2016) Social Workers and Agencies: How to Avoid Sexual Misconduct Issues on Social Media. Sexual Misconduct in the Education and Human Service Sector. pp. 140-155. IGI Global.
Galarza, Jayleen and Anthony, Rebecca S. (2015) Sexuality social justice and social work: Implications for education. vol. 20. no. 1. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
Jewell, Jennifer R., Anthony, Rebecca S. and Murphy, April Utilizing Technology in Social Work Education: Development of the Technology Effectiveness and Social Connectedness Scale. Journal of Social Work Education.
Fall 2019SOWK 310 INTERVIEW SKILL & TECHNIQUE (Fall 2019)Develop basic interviewing skills for assessing, goal setting and intervention for use in home service and social work settings. Emphasizes skill application with diverse populations. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Two hours per week.SOWK 320 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I (Fall 2019)Prepares students for a generalist approach to social work practice with individuals. Emphasizes knowledge, values, ethics and skills needed to develop effective helping relationships. Includes basic theories for intervention with focus on micro level problem solving and basic interview skills. Prerequisites: Admission to professional program. Three hours per week with enhancement.SOWK 452 HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN (Fall 2019)Provides the foundational knowledge of human rights development and principles as it relates to the experiences of women in the U.S. and around the globe, emphasizing the intersecting identities of gender, race and class. Examines the role of traditions and laws in maintaining systems of oppression and strategies that women have used to advance their rights. Develops and applies social work practice skills to raise awareness about human rights violations experienced by women. Prerequisite: SOWK 200 or permission of instructor. Four hours per week.SOWK 620 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I (Fall 2019)Emphasizes a generalist social work perspective for the mastery of practice theory and the development of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills related to social work practice with individuals and families. Prerequisite: For graduate study only. Three hours per week.Spring 2020SOWK 309 PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION (Spring 2020)Introduces and sensitizes students to the major concepts of cultural diversity, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, class, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, pluralism and conflicts caused by ethnocentrism, discrimination and prejudice. Explores the relationship and intersection between these major concepts and social work practices and policies. Emphasizes the examination of major ethnic groups as well as other social groupings based on such factors as gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, and other differences in human populations. Evaluates the common elements of oppressions and prejudicial and discriminatory practices from both micro and macro theoretical frames of reference. Explores the application of the ecological perspective, generalist and problem-solving process. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Four hours per week.SOWK 320 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I (Spring 2020)Prepares students for a generalist approach to social work practice with individuals. Emphasizes knowledge, values, ethics and skills needed to develop effective helping relationships. Includes basic theories for intervention with focus on micro level problem solving and basic interview skills. Prerequisites: Admission to professional program. Three hours per week with enhancement.SOWK 680 ADV PRACTICE WITH GROUPS (Spring 2020)Builds upon theoretical perspectives from human behavior and the social environment, knowledge and skills from generalist practice courses, and theory and skills from the specialized practice curriculum. The course familiarizes the practitioner with the concept of the group as a therapeutic community and introduces theories and evidence-based models appropriate for group practice with diverse populations. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOWK 650 with a grade of C or better or permission of department. Three hours per week.
- Awards/HonorsPhi Alpha Honor Society MemberPresented by Lock Haven University
- Professional MembershipsCouncil for Social Work Education
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Human Services Information Technology Applicationshey are an international virtual association – and a registered US 501(c) non-profit organisation – dedicated to promoting the ethical and effective use of IT to better serve humanity. Their members are human service professionals, managers and academics. husITa’s focus and expertise is situated at the intersection of three core domains: information technology, human services, and social development. With an emphasis on human centeredness and social justice, husITa strives to promote international knowledge development, dissemination and transfer of technology within human services.
- Licensures and CertificationsLicensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - DE, DE state board of social workers
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - PA, PA state board of social workers
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT
- Grants and Sponsored ResearchMeasuring Undergraduate Social Work Students’ Values and Understanding of Privilege and Oppression , University’s Research Council Faculty Mini-Grant
Mentoring Student Research Summer Grant , Salisbury University
Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Faculty Small Projects Grant , Salisbury University
- PresentationsA study of an educational tool investigating technology effectiveness and social connectednessNovember 2018CSWE Annual Program Meeting , Orlando, FLTechnology is an integral part of social work education and practice. Consequently, social work educators have a responsibility to teach social work students how to ethically and professionally use technology. This presentation discusses the development of a tool to assess the efficacy of incorporating Twitter in social work courses.
Effective and Engaging Teaching Strategies for Online StudentsApril 2017Social Work Distance Education Conference (SWDE), San Antonio, Texas
Economic justice for students: One way educators can address textbook costsMarch 2019BPD Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL
- Artistic Highlights
- Service Activities and Community Relations
Safe Spaces Facilitator, Salisbury University - July 2017 to Present
Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force (ESHTTF) Member - August 2016 to Present
Co-Facilitator for Social Justice, Equity, and Teaching Transformation (SETT-SU) Faculty Learning Community (FLC)