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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kimberly Zammitt

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Dr. Kimberly Zammitt joined the Social Work faculty in Fall 2007. She earned a PhD in social work with a concentration on Policy, Planning, and Program Administration from Jackson State University, both her BSW and MSW from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her dissertation explored social workers’ attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women using the Implicit Association Test. Her research interests are in the area of mindfulness-based interventions, trauma, GLBT issues, and cultural responsiveness.

Kimberly has over 16 years of clinical social work practice experience in the fields of community behavioral health, child and adolescent behavioral health, and geriatric behavioral health. She worked throughout the state of Mississippi to establish behavioral health services in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She served as a clinical social worker and training specialist for Jackson State University in a federal grant funded program to bring behavioral health services to remote rural areas in Mississippi through community health collaborations. She maintains a local practice specializing in trauma and attachment issues, birth to five, and couple's counseling using Emotion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-based Interventions. She currently teaches many of the advanced direct practice courses in our MSW program.