Congratulations to Kimberly Clark (MSW ‘93), who was awarded the 2011 Social Worker of the Year Award presented by the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter at its annual conference held December 2, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.
Clark works as a bereavement counselor at Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Stark, and Carroll Counties. She has been in the social work field for more than 18 years, specializing in hospice social work, bereavement counseling, addiction counseling and family systems therapy.
Clark is best known for her unique gift of facilitating closure and healing work with her hospice and bereaved clients. One of her most memorable interventions involved pulling a prom together for a patient who regretted never having a prom because of a difficult senior year. The client passed away two weeks after the big event.
Clark’s philosophy as a social worker is to be someone who helps people understand they can be more than their circumstances. She received her BSW from Ohio University, MSW from The Ohio State University in 1993, and has served as adjunct teacher for Ohio University.
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