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Memoir

Brett Seabury
Regents' Proceedings 325

Brett A. Seabury, D.S.W., associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2009.

Professor Seabury received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1964, his M.S.W. degree from Simmons College in 1966, and his D.S.W. degree from Columbia University in 1976. From 1966-69, as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, Professor Seabury served as chief of the Social Work Section of the Mental Hygiene Consultation Division of the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Jackson, S.C. From 1971-75, he was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1975 as an assistant professor of social work, and was promoted to associate professor in 1979.

In addition to teaching, Professor Seabury has practiced social work in mental health and child welfare settings, as well as in the U.S. Army. His primary research interest has been interpersonal practice; his research and teaching interests include social work education, time-limited practice, using metaphors in social work practice, and indigenous (alternative) healing systems. Most recently, he has studied the use of information technology in the classroom and the use of the internet to deliver interactive video simulations designed to teach social work practice skills. Professor Seabury has published numerous journal articles, books, and book chapters, and has presented papers and lectures nationally and internationally.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Brett A. Seabury associate professor emeritus of social work.