Saint Louis University

Ellen Burkemper

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Research Interests: Ethical decision-making; Rural social work practice; Informed consent in social work practice

Teaching Areas: Values and Ethics; Family Practice Theory

Education History: PhD, Saint Louis University
MSW, Washington University

Community and Professional Service: National Association of Social Workers, National Ethics Committee Member
Missouri School for the Blind, Advisory Board Member
Human Development Foundation/Mercy Centre, Bangkok Thailand


Dr. Burkemper teaches Master of Social Work students in the areas of values and ethics, and family practice. She has experience in community mental health, child welfare, and private social work clinical practice. She is licensed in Missouri as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Nurse.