University of Calgary

Dan Wulff

  • Coordinator - MSW Clinical Spec
  • Professor
  • Clinical Practice
  • Curriculum/Program Design & Evaluation
  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage/Couple Counseling
  • Participatory Action Research

Research Interests

Child & Adolescent Development:

Accessibility & Inclusion:

Human Service Organizations:

Nonviolence as a Social Work Practice:

Currently Teaching

Profile

 In my tenth year at the Faculty of Social Work I am focusing on ways that practitioners see themselves as researchers and ways that social workers can utilize nonviolence in their practices. I am part of a team developing ways to educate practitioners to embrace family therapy ideas into their diverse practices. As Coordinator of the Doctoral and Thesis Programs, I aim to facilitate graduate researchers in producing projects that embrace social justice.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Together with Dr. Sally St. George, we are working on what we call Research As Daily Practice, practical ways that practitioners can research what they do (and what they could do) in the course of their regular practice.

Education

1994

Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Human Development and Family Studies (Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy)

1976

MSW, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

1974

BS, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Major: Sociology

Professional and Community Associations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor)
  • Taos Institute Board Member (promote the use of social constructionist ideas in practice and education worldwide)
  • Advisory Board Member of Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work (promote social constructionist ideas in social work worldwide).

Awards

  • Faculty of Social Work Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (2015).
  • Anselm Strauss Award (Honorable Mention) (2013). 

Publications from 2008-Present

Books

 

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (Eds.). (2016). Family therapy as socially transformative practice:

Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy). New York, NY: Springer International.

 

Tomm, K., St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Strong, T. (Eds.). (2014). Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change. New York, NY: Routledge.

 

Chapters

Wulff, D. (2017). Socially constructing social work. In F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed., pp. 504-512). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2018). “Social justice” as relational talk. In C. Audet & D. Paré (Eds.), Social justice and counseling: Discourse in practice (pp. 111-123). New York, NY: Routledge.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2017). Reflecting team in couple and family therapy. In J. L. Lebow et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy (Electronic). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_324-1 

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2017). Research As Daily Practice. In J. L. Lebow et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy (Electronic). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_890-1

Wulff, D. (2017). Social constructing social work. In F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed., pp. 504-512). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2016). Family Therapy + Social Justice + Daily Practices = Transforming Therapy. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 1-7). New York, NY: Springer International.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2016). Community-minded family therapy. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 9-24). New York, NY: Springer International.

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2016). Researcher as practitioner: Practitioner as researcher. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 25-40). New York, NY: Springer International.

St. George, S., Wulff, D., Chenail, R., Snyder, L. J., Ashbourne, L. M., Gosnell, F., & McIntosh, S. (2016). Family therapy stories: Stretching customary family therapy practices. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 85-98). New York, NY: Springer International.

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2014). Research as daily practice. In G. Simon & A. Chard (Eds.), Systemic inquiry: Innovations in reflexive practice research (pp. 292-308). London, UK: Everything is Connected Press.

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Strong, T. (2014). Researching interpersonal patterns. In K. Tomm, S. St. George, D. Wulff, & T. Strong (Eds.),Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change (pp. 210-228). New York, NY: Routledge.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D.(2014). Braiding socio-cultural interpersonal patterns into therapy. In K. Tomm, S. St. George, D. Wulff, & T. Strong (Eds.),Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change (pp. 124-142). New York, NY: Routledge.

Wulff, D. (2012). Using family therapy a la Carl Whitaker. In A. Rambo, C. West, A. Schooley, & T. Boyd (Eds.), Family therapy review: Contrasting contemporary models (pp. 51-53). New York, NY: Routledge.

Chenail, R. J., St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Cooper, R. (2012). Action research: The methodologies. In P. L. Munhall (Ed.), Nursing research: A qualitative perspective (5th ed., pp. 455-470). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2011). Family therapy with a larger aim. In S. Witkin (Ed.), Social construction and social work practice: Interpretations and innovations (pp. 211-239). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Wulff, D. (2011). Postmodern social work. In F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (5th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Articles

 

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Research as daily practice: Introduction to the special section. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 1-2.

 

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Research as daily practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 3-14.

 

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Talking societal discourse into family therapy: A situational analysis of the relationships between societal expectations and parent-child conflict. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 15-30.

 

Wulff, D., St. George, S., & Tomm, K. (2015). Societal discourses that help in family therapy: A modified situational analysis of the relationships between societal expectation and healing patterns in parent-child conflict. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 31-44.

 

Wulff, D., St. George, S., Tomm, K., Doyle, E., & Sesma, M. (2015). Unpacking the PIPs to HIPs curiosity: A narrative study. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 45-58.

 

Strong, T.,St. George, S., Wulff, D., Mudry, T., & Sametband, I. (2015). Differences over dollars and sense: Discourses involving money in family therapy. Human Systems:

                The Journal of Therapy, Consultation & Training, 26(1), 66-85.

 

Mudry, T., Sametband, I., Strong, T., Wulff, D., Michel, J., & St. George, S. (2014). “Where I’m coming from”: A discourse analysis of financial advice media. Journal of Financial Therapy, 5(1), 55-79.

 

Besthorn, F., St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2014). A postmodern critique of the social discourses of male violence in interpersonal family relationships: A balancing act for social work. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 25(3), 163-180. doi:10.1080/10428232.2014.938717

 

Pelech, W., Wulff, D., Perrault, E., Ayala, J., Baynton, M. E., Williams, M., Crowder, R., & Shankar, J. (2013). Current challenges in social work distance education: Responses from the Elluminati. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 33, 393-407.

 

Chenail, R. J., St. George, S., Wulff, D., Duffy, M., Wilson Scott, K., & Tomm, K. (2012). Clients’ relational conceptions of conjoint couple and family therapy quality: A grounded formal theory. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy [Special Issue], 38(1), 241-264.

 

Wulff, D., St. George, S., & Besthorn, F. (2011). Revisiting confidentiality: Observations from family therapy practice. Journal of Family Therapy, 33, 199-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2010.00514.x

 

Besthorn, F., Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2010).  Eco-spiritual helping and postmodern therapy: A deeper ecological framework. Ecopsychology, 2(1), 23-32.

 

Wulff, D., St. George, S., Faul, A. C., Frey, A., & Frey, S. (2010). Drama in the academy: Bringing racism to light. Qualitative Social Work, 9, 111-127.

 

London, S., St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2009). Guides for collaborating. International Journal of Collaborative Practices, 1(1), 1-8. Retrieved August 13, 2009, from http://ijcp.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/london-english.pdf

Sar, B. K., Wulff, D., Sullivan, D. J., Weeks, P. L., & Wadlington, K. L. (2008). A professional development model for increasing substance abuse and mental illness knowledge of the child welfare workforce. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 11(2),13-20.

Cloud, R. N., Rowan, N., Wulff, D., & Golder, S. (2008). Posttreatment 12 step program affiliation and dropout: Theoretical model and qualitative exploration. Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 7(4), 49-74.

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