Bruton, Adrian

DSW Student
Contact Information Departments
  • DSW Program
Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Caregiver Support
  • End of Life Care and Palliative Care
  • Health Policy
  • Oncology Social Work

Previous education

  • MSW, University of Alabama
  • MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama

Background and professional experience

Adrian Bruton is originally from Montgomery, Alabama, but she now lives in Olympia, Washington. She has over 11 years experience in various fields of social work. She has worked within the criminal justice system, providing counseling and educational groups for incarcerated mentally ill individuals; she has worked in community hospitals as both a mental health social worker in an inpatient psychiatric unit and as a medical social worker providing case management services.

Since moving to Washington, Adrian has been working as an outpatient oncology social worker for a non-profit cancer center. She provides short-term individual counseling to both patients and their families, she runs a support group for both cancer patients and their caregivers, and she assists patients and their families with various resource referrals. For her Capstone Project, Adrian will be examining data and performing a secondary data analysis on an intervention that has been shown to improve the problem solving skills of caregivers for cancer patients