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Debbie J. Holt, PhD, LCSW

Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Social Work and Mental Health
  • Social Work and Addictions

Dissertation:

  • An Exploration of the Decision to Leave an Abusive Partner

Education:

  • PhD in Social Work from the University of Alabama
  • MSW from the University of Southern Mississippi
  • BSW from Mississippi University for Women

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Department Chair and Professor BSW Program, Mississippi College 2012- present
  • Associate Clinical Professor MSW Program, Jackson State University 2000-2012
  • Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Area  2008-2010
  • Clinical social worker, outpatient psychiatric program
  • Continuing Education Coordinator, Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists 2012 – present
  • Ethics Complaint Investigator, Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists 2008-2010