PhD, LSCSW, LCSW
I am a Kansas Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) which means beyond my degree in social work, I have additional hours of clinical practice, training, and supervision in providing therapy/counseling. I began my work life with a degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1999, after teaching for several years, I completed a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. In 2015, I received a PhD in Therapeutic Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center. I've also trained at the University of Massachusetts as a requirement of teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Trowbridge, K., Mische Lawson, L., Andrews, S., Pecora, J., & Boyd, S. (2017). Preliminary investigation of workplace-provided compressed mindfulness-based stress reduction with pediatric medical social workers. Health & Social Work, 42(4), 207-214. doi:10.1093/hsw/hlx038 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29025117
Kennedy, D., Apodaca, T., Trowbridge, K., Hafeman, C., Roderick, E., & Modrcin, A. (2016). Learning motivational interviewing: A pathway to caring and mindful patient encounters. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882596315004108
Trowbridge, K. and Mische-Lawson, L. (2016) Mindfulness-based interventions with social workers and the potential for enhanced patient-centered care: A systematic review of the literature. Social Work in Health Care. 55 (2), 101-124. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2015.1094165 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00981389.2015.1094165?journalCode=wshc20
Clark, N., Heller, K., Hiatt, A., McDaniel, D., Pitts, B., Trowbridge, K., & Andrews, S. (2015). Residents experiencing secondary trauma (REST): Program intervention at a tertiary academic pediatric hospital. Academic Pediatrics, 15(4), e12. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.04.034. https://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(15)00164-3/fulltext
Trowbridge, K and Mische-Lawson, L. (2014) Children with medical complexity and self-management: A systematic review of the literature. Social Work in Health Care. 53 (7), 640-658. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2014.916776 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25133298
Apodaca, T.R., Tsai, S., Miller, M. Maddux, M., Kennedy, D., & Trowbridge, K. (2014). Implementing the use of motivational interviewing in a pediatric hospital. Missouri Medicine: The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association, 111, 156-160. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25011343
Hubble R., Trowbridge K., Hubbard C., Ahsens, L. & Ward-Smith P. (2008). Effectively using communication to enhance the provision of pediatric palliative care in an acute care setting. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 1, 45-50. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21197332
Trowbridge, K., Andews, S., Ganey, S., Abbot, M. Child Life Specialists' Tolerance of Uncertainty and Professional Quality of Life: Effects of a Two-Day Mindfulness Training in the Workplace. Poster presented at: International Symposium on Contemplative Research; 2018 November 8-11, 2018; Phoenix, AZ.
Trowbridge, K., Kemper, C., Sommer, D., Clark, N., Andrews, S., Bagherian, A. Employing Mindfulness Practices in a Pediatric Hospital: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Adoption. Panel presented at International Symposium on Contemplative Sciences; 2016 November 10-13, 2016; San Diego, CA.
Trowbridge, K., Mische Lawson, L., Andrews, S., Pecora, J., Boyd, S. A Preliminary Investigation of Compressed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (cMBSR): A Two-Day Pause in the Workplace for Social Workers. Poster presented at: International Symposium on Contemplative Sciences; 2016 November 10-13, 2016; San Diego, CA.
Trowbridge, K & Andews, S. Resiliency in Health Care. Podium Lecture, 20th Annual Advanced Nursing Pediatric Care Conference, October 24, 2014, Overland Park, KS.
Trowbridge, K. Supporting Consistent and Successful Parenting in Families and Adolescents with Disabilities and/or Chronic Illness. Workshop, Missouri National Association of Social Workers Symposium, March 14, 2009, Lake Ozark, MO.
Trowbridge, K. From Nursing Home to Own Home, You Can Do It! Workshop, Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference, November 17, 2000, Vancouver, B.C.