Chris Hall: MSW, LCSW, Ph.D., Professor

Chris Hall, Associate Professor

Chris Hall is a licensed practitioner and a professor of clinical social work at the CHHS School of Social Work, where he co-directs the Strengths Collaborative, a group dedicated to encouraging social constructionist-informed and strength-based ways of working. His teaching areas include advanced master's social work practice and master's field collaboration courses. His scholarship and research focus on various forms of postmodernism, with an emphasis on social constructionism. Specific areas of interest include the social construction of practice modalities, amplifying the client voice in the therapeutic context, power/knowledge and the deconstruction of hegemonic discourse.

Hall joined UNCW in the 2006-07 academic year. He was previously employed by the University of Louisville where he taught various courses and worked on several projects related to child welfare training. He has several years of experience in private practice in clinical social work and has noteworthy experience in the international sphere, having served in education positions both in Japan and the Czech Republic.

In his four-and-a-half years at UNCW, Hall has 10 juried publications, 10 national juried presentations, has been awarded three internal grants and has conducted ten community trainings and workshops.

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Practice with Families
  • Field Seminars
  • Legal Issues
  • Social Work Practice

BSW Teaching Areas

  • Research