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Mollie Janssen
Mollie Janssen
  • Coordinator BSW Hybrid Program
  • Assistant Professor of Practice
  • MSW, Portland State University
  • BA, Linfield College
PSU History

Mollie earned her MSW from PSU in 1998. She joined PSU in 2013 at the Center for the Improvement of Child & Family Services as a consultant and trainer. She was the project coordinator on the statewide work with DHS's Self-Suffincienty Program as well as workig on other projects. Mollie began teaching as an adjunct in the MSW program in 2016 and transitioned to her current role in 2017.

Academic/Research Focus

Mollie has worked in a wide range of settings as a social worker including, hospitals, adoption, community mental health, juvenile justice and youth experiencing homelessness. She has experience as both a clinician and administrator including program management and development. Outside of the PSU classroom she trains on trauma informed care, strengths based practice, supervision and Motivational Interviewing as well as providing consultation on workforce and program development. She also maintains a private practice doing individual therapy with teens through adults and provides clinical and licensure supervision.

Personal Interests
  • Art
    Travel and new adventures
    Fun with her kids