Sera Godfrey Grantz
Instructor, Social Work
Office: ACW 303
M.S.W., 2008, Boston University
B.A., 2002, Pine Manor College
Sera Godfrey Grantz is a half-time instructor in the Department of Social Work. Prior to becoming a half-time faculty member, she taught as an adjunct instructor since 2010.
After receiving her MSW from Boston University, along with her Certificate in Group Work, she worked in the Outpatient Psychiatry Department of Children's Hospital Boston, specializing in group work with children and adolescents. She currently works at Riverside Community Care as the Clinical Coordinator for Life Skills Center & School, a day treatment program and therapeutic school for adolescents managing mental illness. Her experience also includes five years of direct care work within a locked, intensive residential treatment program for adolescent girls at Taunton State Hospital. In addition, she has lectured and presented locally and internationally on the use of expressive therapies in group, group work supervision, self-diagnoses with adolescents, and group work theory and practice.
At Wheelock, she has taught courses in both the BSW and MSW programs including Social Work Practice: Methods & Skills Lab II & III, Generalist Social Work Practice II, and Concentration Year Field Seminar. She is also developing the first Group Work Dynamics course at Wheelock College for Spring 2013.
Her interests and expertise include group work, group supervision, expressive therapies, family crisis intervention, and self-injury and suicide assessment/intervention with children and adolescents. Her current practice and research project "Behind the Lens," is a film making group for adolescents managing major mental illness, focusing on insight and recovery. Currently, she is also working with Boston University on their first online group work course. She will facilitate the required "live" online classroom sessions, required of students once per week.