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Cleveland, OH

Aviva Vincent, MSW, VSW, PhD(c)

Educational Background:

  • Master of Social Work-University of Connecticut
    • Focused on community organizing (macro) with specialization in Women Children and Families, International Social Work, and Urban Development.
  • PhD: candidate, expected graduation in May 2019.
    • Interest in biological impact (i.e. cortisol, oxytocin…) of animals on children. Dissertation: Canine Support in Pediatric Dentistry


  • PATH International therapeutic riding Instructor,
  • University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work,
  • Sustained Dialogue Facilitation,
  • Institute for Social Change Facilitator,
  • Green Dot/By-stander certified,
  • Safe Zone trained
  • PhD: candidate, expected graduation in May 2019.

Place of Work:

  • Doctoral Candidate, Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Science,
  • Director of Program Quality, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center/Chagrin Ohio

Services Available:

  • Macro Social Work: Needs Assessment, evaluation, assessment, focus groups
  • Research: design and methodology creation and implementation, qualitative, quantitate, and mixed methods. Inclusion of biomarker research.
  • Teach: human-animal interaction in social work practice, therapeutic horseback riding lessons
  • Mentorship to master’s students looking to enter the VSW field

Contact Information:

  • (860) 913-8802

Additional Information: Willing to provided presentation online and willing to travel.

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