Background and professional experience
Sean Creech is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Alabama with a private independent practice (PIP) certification. After graduating with his BSW, he worked in rural northeast Alabama as a service social worker in child protective services. Upon returning to earn his master’s, he worked with a local domestic and sexual violence program as a community outreach worker. He also gained experience with providing direct clinical interventions working with students in higher education.
Upon graduating with his MSW, he transitioned into medical social work, first in a skilled nursing facility, and later at an Area Agency on Aging in a leadership capacity. He has been serving as a faculty member at Jacksonville State University while providing consulting services in his local area since 2018. Creech’s professional experiences have led to research interests focused on social work education, interprofessional collaboration in higher education, and social and health policy. For his Capstone Project, Creech plans to address the ethical inclusion of religion and spirituality as part of the signature pedagogy of the social work education experience, the field placement.