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Sarah Buchanan

Entered PhD Program in 2014

Buchanan has practice experience in community mental health and as a forensic social worker practicing in a holistic, client-centered public defense setting.



  • Bachelor's in Social Work (BSSW) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • PhD, The University of Tennesse, Knoxville - 2017


Research Interests

Research interests include forensic social work, program evaluation, and the impact of proactive and support-oriented social work intervention on recidivism.



Buchanan, S.B. & Kaminer, E. W. (2015, October). Forensic Social Work: A Field Education Mode. Workshop presented at the Annual Program Meeting for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Denver, Colorado.

Buchanan, S. B., Smith, R. C. & Kaminer, E. W. (2015, August).  Forensic Social Work: A Field Education Model for Practitioners. Workshop presented at the 32nd Annual National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference, Arlington, VA.

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