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Tony Parnell

  • M.S.S.W. University of Tennessee, 1987
  • B.S. Freed-Hardeman University, 1983
Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education

Email for an appointment
Associates Behavioral Sciences Building 111 D
office: 806.720.7833

About Tony

Tony teaches primarily in the area of undergraduate field practice, social work practice with groups, and integrative seminar. As Director of Field Education, he has administrative oversight of the undergraduate field practice component of the social work program. Tony's areas of expertise are , group work, social work in mental health, social work with children and families and field education. Tony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is nationally certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He has a wide variety of professional experience spanning 30 years in the field of social work. Tony serves as the Director of Adoption Services for Smithlawn and is a Licensed Child-Placing Administrator. Tony is a certified hypnotist, skilled in therapeutic relaxation techniques for stress reduction. Tony also specializes in gero-psych group therapy. He regularly consults with a variety of human service agencies, behavioral and mental health agencies and corporations. Tony serves on the Board of Directors at Voice of Hope and is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Texas Field Educators Consortium, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Currently Teaching

  • Field Practice I
  • Field Practice II
  • Generalist Practice with Groups
  • Integrative Seminar