Priscilla Norris

Reclaiming Social Justice in Clinical Social Work: A Metatheoretical Supervision Model to Develop Justice-Oriented Practitioners

Priscila Norris is an LCSW and certified clinical supervisor in North Carolina and is a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She works in private practice in Jacksonville, North Carolina and as a lecturer for the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she is currently engaged in the Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellows Program. Additionally, she is an inductee of the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

Her formal education includes a master’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Social Work, and a graduate certificate in Military and Trauma Counseling from East Carolina University, where she was awarded the Maria McMahon Achievement Award by the School of Social Work in 2015. In addition to being trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Duke University, she has received a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals through Subtle YogaÒ, and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Her professional experience includes a variety of settings, such as community mental health and at military installations, and with a variety of populations, including veterans and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Priscila is a relational practitioner who utilizes psychodynamic theories and mindfulness strategies in clinical practice and supervision. Her clinical, supervisory, and pedagogical practices are grounded in anti-oppressive and decolonizing frameworks. Her research interests include engagement with social justice themes and anti-oppressive frameworks in clinical practice, supervision, social work education, the relationships between open and critical pedagogies and engagement and belonging among students of minoritized identities, and the impact of discourse analysis in promoting critical consciousness among students and novice practitioners. She has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010 from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Currently, she is engaged in the advancement of the social work profession by serving on two committees with the NASW of North Carolina.