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Freida Herron

Dr. Freida Herron

Freida Herron, DSW, LCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor


  • BA, Wayland University (Plainview, TX)
  • MBA, Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
  • MSSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • DSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research Interests:

Suicide prevention in rural communities and with high risk populations such as LGBT youth; stigma reduction for persons diagnosed with mental illness.

Courses Taught:

  • Epistemology/Clinical BDP Methods (SW609)
  • Clinical Management (SW617)
  • Clinical Leadership (SW621)
  • DSW Capstone II (SW625)


Herron, F., Patterson, D., Nugent, W. & Troyer, J. (2016). Evidence-based gatekeeper suicide prevention training in a small community context. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26, 25-36.