Kelly Allison, MSW, RCSW, joined the Faculty as a full-time instructor on January 1, 2019. Kelly has been employed by UBC since 2011 as a sessional instructor in the School of Social Work.

Kelly’s career in social work started in the mid 90’s in Ontario. She has a BA in psychology from the University of Guelph and an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University with a clinical concentration with Individuals, families and groups. Kelly started her career in a community children’s mental health clinic but then shortly after moved to BC. In her first few years, she worked for the Ministry for Children and Family Development as an intake worker, family service worker and then in a family preservation program. Kelly then moved into health social work with the majority of her career being at BC Children’s hospital. She has worked in the ICU/Emergency department, the Child Protection Service Unit and a short secondment in the Grief works program doing program development. After returning from maternity leave, Kelly provided social work services in the Cleft Palate Clinic and the Cochlear Implant clinic at BCCH.

Highlights of her time as a sessional at UBC include teaching “Communication Skills in Social Work Practice”, and “Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families” to both BSW and MSW students. Kelly is thrilled to be at UBC full time now.


Winter 2019

SOWK310A Interviewing Skills - INTERVIEWING SKL Sections

Communication theory and interviewing skills and their application to the Social Work interview.

Winter 2019

SOWK305I Topics in Social Work Practice I - SOWK PRACTICE I Sections

Examinations of the foundation, knowledge and competencies underlying various topics in generalist social work practice. Enrolment is limited to students in the B.S.W. program

Winter 2019

SOWK551 Health and Social Care Praxis Sections

Areas of Scholarship and Practice: The scholarship of teaching and learning, health social work, children and families, child welfare