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The 2021 Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Lisa Rapp-McCall at the Virtual Forensic Social Work Certificate Program on June 16


Dr. Lisa Rapp-McCall received her MSW degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo and worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker in the areas of Domestic Violence, Children and Adolescent psychiatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics and in the Juvenile Justice system. She earned her Ph.D in Social Welfare at the University of Buffalo and has taught at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of South Florida and currently at Saint Leo University. She has taught at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels.

Dr. Rapp-McCall is currently Professor of Graduate Social Work and a Research Associate of the Maribeth Durst Applied Research Institute at Saint Leo University. She has conducted program evaluations for government agencies including Florida Department of juvenile justice, Nevada Department of Child and Family Services, Pinellas County Crossover program. In addition, she has completed evaluations for non-profit agencies and foundations like the Hilton Foundation, Sunrise, Prodigy, as well as Churches.

Dr. Rapp-McCall's research expertise includes: juvenile crime and violence, child abuse, school violence, human trafficking, and prevention, as well as program evaluation. She teaches Human Behavior, Research Methods, Clinical Evaluation, Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Services, Human Trafficking, and Causes and Control of Anger and Aggression.

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