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Amy Zlimen Ticho

BIO

Professor Amy Zlimen Ticho has served UW-Stevens Point since 2001, as an exceptional educator, department colleague, and community collaborator. Drawing upon her professional practice as a hospice social worker, Zlimen Ticho has developed and taught a wide range of courses in the social work curriculum. Her book, Losing a Parent to Suicide: Using Lived Experiences to Inform Bereavement Counseling, has been recognized by world-renowned researchers and authors. She has presented her research on various topics pertaining to death, dying, and hospice care at numerous workshops and conferences for statewide and national health care professionals. Zlimen Ticho serves as chair of the UWSP Department of Sociology and Social Work and the director of the UWSP Social Work Program. She was instrumental in the development of the Social Work Program at UWSP and has worked to expand it to the Wausau campus in recent years.   

TEACHING HONORS

  • Katz Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Award (2022)
  • UWSP, University Scholar Award (2014)
  • UWSP, University Excellence in Teaching (2005)

PUBLICATIONS

Loy, M. and Boelk, A. Z. Losing a parent to suicide: Using lived experiences to inform bereavement counseling. New York: Routledge. 2014.

Boelk, A. Z. & Kramer, B. J. (2012). “Advancing theory of family conflict at the end-of-life: Implications for hospice service providers.”¬†Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 44(5), 655-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.11.004

Be sure to take care of yourself first so that you are in a good place to help others.

-Amy Zlimen Ticho

ADVICE

Get out and volunteer in the community to gain hands-on exposure and experience.

Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work
Director of Social Work Program

Office:
SCI B337
Phone:
715-346-3603

Education

Ph.D. - Social Work
University of Texas-Austin

M.S.S.W. - Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S.W. - Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Courses

Introduction to Social Work and the Social Services Field
Death, Dying, Loss, and Grief