School of Social Work

Professor Robert G. Blundo, Ph.D., MSW, ACSW, BCD,

Co-Coordinator of the Strengths Collaborative

SSW faculty Bob Blundo headshotWith Areas of Specialty:

Solution Focused Practice, Training, and Research Group

Interpersonal Neuroscience and Human Development

Solution Focused Child Protective Services

"MindUp" neuroscience school based programs for Children and Teens
McNeill Hall 3096

Teaching areas: Social Constructivism, Postmodern Approaches to Practice, Solution Focused Practice, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Compassionate Mindfulness, Diversity, Social Work Epistemology, Strengths Perspective, Rural Social Work, Masculinity, Group Work, Crisis Intervention, Resiliency and Laughing Yoga.

Research Areas: Compassionate Mindfulness, Flourishing and Well Being, Masculinity, Aging, Military Social Work, PTSD, Interpersonal Neurobiology applied to children and young adults in school settings through the MindUp program sponsored by the Hawn Foundation.

Dr.Blundo has 32 years of practice experience and 27 years of teaching experience. He has taught graduate and undergraduate social work since 1988. He initiated the Strengths Collaborative, the Solution-Focused Practice, Training and Research Group and the Neuroscience of Human Development, and in the School of Social Work which has transformed the entire practice sequence into a solution-focused curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He teaches solution-focused practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, supervision, and the areas of case work, case management, school social work, child protective services, suicide, mandated clients, addictions and the Neuroscience of Human Development He is author of numerous articles, book chapters, and workshops at local, state and national conferences. The Guide to Solution Focused Case Management is in production with Springer Publishing Company