Donna McLaughlin, MSW, LICSW, is Clinical Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work where she directs the Groupwork Specialization Program. She teaches a range of foundation and advanced level courses at BUSSW; and designed and teaches the Clinical Practice with Groups course for the BUSSW On-Line program. Donna’s scholarly and practice interests include the supervision and mentoring of students and new workers; community training in group work; trauma and homelessness; and issues facing the LGBTQ community. She practices as a clinician/consultant in private practice and presents and trains on social group work practice, supervision and mentoring locally and internationally. Donna is a past board member-at-large with the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG). She is the recipient of the 2015 Group Worker of the Year Award presented by the Massachusetts Chapter, International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) and a 2014 Platinum Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).