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Master of Social Work

MichaelĀ O'Melia


Associate Professor

Social Work

54th Street, Office 5
1950 E 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

Mailing Address:
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Michael O'Melia, MSW, LCSW

Teaches clinical social work practice. His practice specialties include empowerment practice, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, practice with veterans, and work with mandated clients including domestic violence perpetrators and sex offenders.

He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of clinical practice experience.


Education and Training

MSW, University of Iowa
Social Work with Individuals, Families and Small Groups

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with extensive practice experience in therapy with individuals, couples, families and groups.


Courses Taught

MSW 530 - Empowerment Practice I
MSW 960 - Collaborative Practice with Clients in Difficult Situations
MSW 602 - Foundation Field Experience Seminar
MSW 525 - Interpersonal Skills Lab
Field Experience Liaison


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Empowerment social work practice
  • clinical practice with individuals, marriage and family therapy
  • working with resistant and mandated clients


Recent Publications

Miley, K.K., O'Melia, M., & DuBois, B. (2013). Generalist social work practice: An empowering approach (7th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


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