Sharon C. Lyter, PhD, LCSW

Sharon C. Lyter, PhD, LCSW

Sharon C. Lyter, PhD, LCSW

Professor


yter@kutztown.edu
Office: Old Main 328, Kutztown University
Phone: 610-683-4932
Fax: 610-683-4383

Additional Information

Rutgers University, Ph.D.; Temple University, MSW; East Stroudsburg University, BA

Dr. Lyter’s experience includes serving as program director for the BSW program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; serving in an administrative and teaching capacity for Rutgers University School of Social Work, Camden Campus; serving on the faculty of the chemical dependency program, Penn State - Abington; serving as a therapist for the Employee Counseling Service of Rutgers University; maintaining a private practice in North Wales, PA; and serving as a research analyst for the Division of Youth and Family Services in Trenton, NJ. While in Camden city, Dr. Lyter provided consultation in the development of LEAP of Camden, NJ, a pioneering charter school. Dr. Lyter is a licensed clinical social worker.

Her teaching interests include: Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, & Groups; Practice Skills; Psychopathology; Advanced Micro Practice; Foundations of Social Work Research; and Field Instructor Education. Her research interests include:  cultural competence and social work practice; integration of field and practice in social work education; social work supervision and constructive criticism; social worker safety, home visiting and risk management; addictions and parenting practices; impaired social workers; and the application of the DSM in social work practice. Dr. Lyter has an active and productive research agenda.

Dr. Lyter is involved in the following professional activities: She is a board of directors member at Friend, Inc., Community Services; invited member, Field Council, Council on Social Work Education. She serves as consulting editor for the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work; member and former co-chair, Tri-State Consortium of Field Directors. She is a member of the following organizations: National Association of Social Workers, Council on Social Work Education, Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education.

Recent Scholarship, Publication and Presentations:

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (2014).  Social work educator views of DSM in the transition to DSM-5.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Lyter, S.C.  (2014).  Safety and risk management.  In C.A. Hunter, J.K. Moen, & M. Raskin (Eds.), Social work field directors: Foundations for excellence. Chicago, IL:  Lyceum.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (November, 2013). DSM-5.0: Implications for Social Work Education workshop presentation. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting Global Social Work–The World Is Here, Dallas, Texas.

Lyter, S.C., & Bender, W. (October 2, 2013). Managing risks to case managers. Workshop presentation. National Association of Case Management, Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

Lyter, S.C. (2012). Potential of field education as signature pedagogy: The field director role. Journal of Social Work Education, 48(1), 179-188.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (2012). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Making it work for social work. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 6(6), 53-64.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (November, 2012). Preparing for DSM-5: Social Work Pedagogy workshop presentation. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (March 16, 2012). Mental health and diagnosis: Fit with BSW education. Paper presentation. Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD), Portland, Oregon.

Lyter, S.C., & Abbott, A.A. (February 24, 2011). Assessing faculty competence in the academy: Perceived threats to psychological safety. Paper presentation. Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lyter, S.C., & Abbott, A.A. (2010).  The journey of planned change.  In A.A. Abbott (Ed.), Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: Challenging myths, assessing theories, individualizing interventions (2nd ed., Chapter 7, pp. 209-243). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (2010).  Group strategies in ATOD treatment.  In A.A. Abbott (Ed.), Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: Challenging myths, assessing theories, individualizing interventions (2nd ed., Chapter 10, pp. 331-404). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Lyter, S.C., & Abbott, A.A. (October 16, 2010). Constructive criticism in the social work academy: Sustaining faculty performance. Poster presentation. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Portland, Oregon.

Lyter, S.C., & Lyter, L.L. (July 1, 2010). Delegate to conference and refereed paper presentation. Sixth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. Diagnosis and mental illness: Maximizing fit with social work mission and values. Dublin, Ireland.

Lyter, L.L., & Lyter, S.C.  (June 29, 2010). Delegate to conference and refereed paper presentation. Sixth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. Parent-focused prevention: Strengths, protective factors, and resilience with emphasis on responsible drinking by adolescents. Dublin, Ireland.

Abbott, A.A., & Lyter, S.C. (March 20, 2010). Shaping commitment to social justice through constructive criticism in classroom and field. Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Annual Conference, Atlanta.

Lyter, S.C.  (March 19, 2010). Field director survey: BSW programs as models of field centrality.  Refereed roundtable. Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Annual Conference, Atlanta.