Debra Daehn Zellmer - Publications
Debra is a professor and undergraduate social work program director at Viterbo
University where she teaches Social Welfare Policy, Introduction to Social Work,
Senior Capstone, and social work electives. Debra has a master's degree in
social work from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of science degree in
social work from Augsburg College. She has eighteen years' experience in social
work education. Prior to teaching, Debra practiced social work for fifteen years
with family and children in the areas of school social work, parent education,
family therapy, foster care, and adoption. Debra’s current research includes
issues related to gatekeeping in social work education and spirituality and
religion in social work practice.
Zellmer, D. A. & Knothe, T. E. (2011).
The use of criminal background checks in social work education. The
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work Education, 16, 17-33.
D. D. & Anderson-Meger, J. I. (2011).
Rural Midwestern religious beliefs and help seeking behavior: Implications for social work practice. Social Work
& Christianity, 38, 27-50.
- Zellmer, D.
D. & Anderson-Meger, J. I. (2009).
Rural Midwestern religious beliefs and help seeking behavior: Implications for social work practice. Proceedings
of the 34th Rural Social Work Conference. Retrieved from http://www.ruralsocialwork.org/whats_new_index.cfm.
- Zellmer, D. D. (2003). Teaching to prevent
burnout. Journal of Analytic Teaching,
- “Rural Midwestern Religious Values and Help-Seeking Behaviors”
- “Preventing Burnout in Helping Professionals”
- “Professional Gatekeeping: Can Convicted Criminals be Professional Helpers?”