Yvonne Farley, M.S.W.

Adjunct Instructor
Social Work Clinical Practice Chair
Coordinator, Certificate in Resilience and Trauma Informed Perspectives

In 2010, I joined the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development through their National Collaboration for Trauma Informed Care. Over the last 4 years, I have been helping to train Iowa’s workforce in trauma informed practice and to prepare MSW students through the trauma informed class.  I have also expanded into the area Mindfulness, a cutting edge topic in the helping professions. I have done presentations on the topic and incorporated meditation and mindfulness into every class I teach. I am now conducting a research project on the effects of the mindfulness practice on my students. My final area of focus is on combat veterans and the challenges they and their families face. I am working to do more education and research for this population.

Research Interests

Spirituality and Resiliency; Forgiveness and Healing in Social Work Practice; Forgiveness and Veterans; Trauma

Teaching Areas

Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Social Work Practice; Advanced Family Centered and Advanced Integrated Theory and Practice; Theories of Personality; Spirituality in Social Work Practice

Work Experience
  • Clinical social work
Research areas
  • Organizations and Communities
Yvonne Farley, a white woman with brown hair and glasses wearing a green sweater
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Iowa, 1994

Pappajohn Education Center (PEC)
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States