About the Author
Carolyn Cressy Wells received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MSW and Ph.D. in child development and family relationships from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Currently, she is professor of Social work at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she developed the social work program and currently serves as program director. She is an active member of the Council on Social Work Education, the NASW, the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is the author of three other social work texts: Social Work Day to Day: The Experience of Generalist Social Work Practice, Stepping to the Dance: The Training of a Family Therapist, and Social Work Ethics Day to Day: Guidelines for Professional Practice. She maintained a small private practice in individual and family therapy for many years.