Dr. Jayleen Galarza
Associate Professor and BSW Field Director
Office: 337 Shippen Hall
2006 B.A., English, East Stroudsburg University
2009 MSW, Clinical Social Work, Widener University
2011 M.Ed, Human Sexuality, Widener University
2013 Ph.D., Human Sexuality, Widener University
Dr. Jayleen Galarza (Dr. Jay; they/she/ella) is a Latinx, scholar activist, licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania, and an Associate Professor within the Social Work department at Shippensburg University. They are also an AASECT certified sex therapist. They completed their PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University with a focus on exploring the intersections of queer, Latina identities and experiences.
In addition to their academic and clinical work, Dr. Galarza is involved in various national and local service initiatives. Some of their service work includes serving as Co-chair of SU’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council, former co-chair of the Council for Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression, and co-chair of the Board of Directors for the LGBT Center of Central PA.
Dr. Jay’s research and practice is firmly rooted in their passion for sexuality social justice and areas of interest include: intersectionality, Latinx sexuality, sexual/gender identities and experiences, and use of narrative and feminist therapeutic approaches in addressing sexuality related concerns. They are also co-editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views of Human Sexuality.
SWK 327- Swk Practice with Families
SWK 420- Gender Issues for Helping Professionals
SWK 602- Behavioral Health
SWK 610- Advanced Micro Practice and Assessment
SWK 620- Advanced Swk Practice with Groups and Families
SWK 630 & 631- Advanced Field Practicum I & II
Selected Topics- Narrative Therapy
Galarza, J. (2020). Clearing the path: Queer faculty of color navigating tenure and promotion. In J. Wadley (Ed.), Sexuality Leadership, Community Empowerment, and Consultation.
Galarza, J. (2020). Managing the intersections: A narrative approach to guiding queer people of color in navigating multiple oppressions. In J. Whitman & C. Boyd (Eds.), The Therapist’s Notebook for Sexual and Gender Identity Diverse Clients: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Counseling, Training, and Psychotherapy.
Shupp, M. & Galarza, J. (2020) Reflections of assumptions. In J. Whitman & C. Boyd (Eds.), The Therapist’s Notebook for Sexual and Gender Identity Diverse Clients: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Counseling, Training, and Psychotherapy.
Herbenick, D., van Anders, S., Brotto, L., Chivers, M.L., Jawed-Wessel, S., & Galarza, J. (2019). Sexual harassment is a problem in the field of sexuality research [Guest Editorial]. Archives of Sexual Behavior doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-1405-x
Anthony, B. & Galarza, J. (2017). Social workers and agencies: How to avoid sexual misconduct issues on social media. In C. Schwilk, R. Stevenson, & D. Bateman (Eds.), Sexual Misconduct in the Education and Human Services Sector. Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Galarza, J. & Anthony, B. (2017). Advancing sex positivity while combating sexual misconduct: Responding to reports of sexual misconduct by social workers. In C. Schwilk, R. Stevenson, & D. Bateman (Eds.), Sexual Misconduct in the Education and Human Services Sector. Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Galarza, J., Bourassa D., Shupp, M., & Lane, C. (2017) Serving our (In)visible Elders: Impact of a LGBT Aging Presentation on a Rural College Campus. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 29(1), 25-40. DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2016.1261748.
Galarza, J. (2015). Validating the borderlands: Group work with queer Latinas. In W. Pelech, K. Ring, & S. LaRocque (Eds.), Unity in diversity: Embracing the spirit of group work, IASWG 36th Annual Symposium Proceedings. Forest Hill, London: Whiting & Birch
Galarza, J. & Anthony, R. (2015). Sexuality social justice and social work: Implications for social work education. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 20(1), 27-41
Galarza, J. (2013). Borderland queer: Narrative approaches in clinical work with Latina women who have sex with women (WSW). Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7(3), 274 - 291.
McKee, R.W., Galarza, J., & Gilbert, T.Q. (Eds.) (2016). Taking sides: Clashing views in human sexuality. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education
Shupp, M. & Galarza, J. (2014). Who am I? Diversity exploration for student leaders. In K. Fineran, B. Houltberg, A. Nitza, J. McCoy, & S. Roberts (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting and processing, Volume 2. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work Activity Series.