Joy G. Willmott
MSSA, Class of 1961
Program: Full-Time Program
Concentration: Casework AKA Direct Practice
Specialization: Medical Social Work
Additional training/certification: LICDC-S (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Supervisor)
Preferred Population: Adolescents and young adults
|Why Social Work?
Social work makes for a great career. Anywhere that I have lived, I could get work, including three states and Europe. My work has integrated community organizing, groupwork and clinical casework. I may not have always gotten the first job I wanted, but I have never wanted for a job.
Hometown: Russell Township, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution: Immaculata College, Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, A.B., Sociology and General Science, 1959
Work experience: Individual and group counseling, primarily with chemical dependence
Activities at MSASS: Social Chairman, Student Organization
Favorite thing about Cleveland: It’s easy to get around and it has wonderful arts and music.
Favorite thing about campus: The education students are getting today and that I received as a graduate student.
Current employment: I’m retired, though I still work in my private practice. I also teach at MSASS as an adjunct faculty member.
Nature of the work: I’ve been doing individual and group counseling for 50 years.
How it connects to social work: Clinical social work focusing on chemical dependency issues. I am very engaged in “Second Stage Recovery” – helping people address personal issues after getting clean.
Future plans: Continue taking care of my grandchildren, teaching, and working in my private practice.