Jane Barden, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic Social Work
  • Implicit Curriculum in Social Work Education
  • Cognitive-Integrative Theory
  • Organization Theory


  • PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • MA (Social Service Administration), University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • MA (Social Sciences), University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • BA (Anthropology/Music), Lawrence University, Appleton, WI


  • ​Goals and Roles: Institutional, Organizational, and Personal Influences on Collaboration between Social Workers and Lawyers

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Implicit Curriculum in Social Work Education, Cognitive, Organizational influences on social work collaboration with law.

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • LSW
  • Certified Forensic Social Worker

Select Publications:

  • Barden, Jane E. (2018). Qualitative Case Study Research in Organizations: Interprofessional Collaborations in Legal Settings. Sage Research Methods Cases: Business & Management.
  • Berlin, S. B., & Barden, J. E. (2000). Thinking differently: The cognitive-integrative approach to changing a mind. In P. Allen-Meares & C. Garvin (Eds.), The handbook of social work direct practice (pp. 175-196). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • University of Notre Dame School of LawNotre Dame, IN
    • Post-Doctoral Research Associate & Field InstructorAugust 2009- June 2012
    • Interdisciplinary Family Mediation & Translational Research Project
  • Indiana University School of LawBloomington, IN
    • Social Worker & Field Instructor                                       ​
    • Mental Health & Disability Law ClinicAugust 2004 - June 2005
    • Child Advocacy ClinicAugust 2002 - June 2004
  • Forensic Psychological Services
    • Bloomington, IN
    • Forensic Social Work ConsultantJune 2003 - July 2005