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 Hopkins, Sarah   Name: Sarah Hopkins
Title: Instructor
Education:

M.S.W., Binghamton University 
B.S. Human Development, Binghamton University

Office: 139 Bancroft Hall  
Phone: 803/323-3384
E-mail: hopkinss@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
End of Life Care, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Group Work, Self-care with Social Work students, Work life Balance

 Sarah Hopkins is an instructor in the Social Work Department at Winthrop University. She earned her BS in Human Development from Binghamton University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Binghamton University in 2006. Ms. Hopkins is currently an LMSW in the state of NY with the hopes of being licensed in SC in the near future. Prior to coming to Winthrop, Ms. Hopkins taught at Binghamton University in the College of Community and Public Affairs, primarily in the Social Work Department, but also taking on class assignments in the Human Development and Student Affairs Programs. She has a decade worth of direct practice experience working as a medical social worker in hospice and home care, with the latter half being exclusively in bereavement counseling. Ms. Hopkins is very passionate about working with grief and loss and feels that it is something that society overlooks and believes in being a resource to community agencies and organizations as a support for loss and change. In social work education, Ms. Hopkins believes in developing the whole student.  Due to this belief, she incorporates self-care practices into the classroom, making sure students develop and engage in self- care practice prior to becoming practitioners. Through this incorporation, Ms. Hopkins hopes to help develop social workers whom are less apt to experience professional burnout.  

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