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Donna Bliss

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss
Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss has over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in the substance abuse field as a social worker. In 2002 she returned to the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work to pursue her doctoral degree, which she earned in 2005. Since that time she has worked in higher education settings as an Assistant and subsequently Associate Professor. At Walden University, Dr. Bliss works in the Social Work DSW and PhD programs.

Education

BA, University of Maryland College Park - College Park, MD United States

MSW, University of Maryland Baltimore - Baltimore, MD United States

PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore - Baltimore, MD United States

Awards / Honors

50 Heroes for Justice, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work, 2012

Publications

Bliss, D. L. (2015). Spirituality Enhanced Addiction Treatment Protocol: Conceptual and Operational Development. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Bliss, D. L. (2015). Using the Social Work Advocacy Practice Model to Find Our Voices in Service of Advocacy. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.

Bliss, D. L., Pecukonis, E., Snyder-Vogel, M. (2014). Principled Leadership Development Model for Aspiring Social Work Managers and Administrators: Development and Application. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.

Bliss, D. L., Ekmark, S. (2013). Gender Differences in Spirituality in Persons in Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

Presentations

Bliss, D. L. (2018). Gender Differences in Spirituality in Substance Abuse Treatment: Implications for Practice. Council on Social Work Education.