Areas of Expertise
- COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
- FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER
Kristy M. Durkin is a Visiting Clinical Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Durkin received her PhD in 2016 from The University of Alabama, School of Social Work; a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Alabama (2003); and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Tennessee Chattanooga (1994). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over seven years of post master's micro, mezzo, and macro practice experience. Her dissertation work focused on the role of self- efficacy in the effectiveness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) training for child welfare workers. She is a co-author on several publications and has presented at professional conferences numerous times. Dr. Durkin teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. In 2019, she received the Excellence in Mentorship Award, in the College of Education and Processional Studies, at the University of West Florida and the NASW Social Work Educator of the Year Award for the Northwest Florida Unit.
The University of Alabama (2016)