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Elisabeth Reichert

Elisabeth Reichert, Professor

Social Work

Prof. Reichert began her social work studies in Germany, where she received a master's degree. Before studying social work, Prof. Reichert spent two years in Malaysia as a program coordinator for the German equivalent of the US Peace Corp. After receiving her social work degree in Germany, Prof. Reichert studied at the University of Tennessee on a Fulbright Scholarship. At UT, Prof. Reichert received a MSSW and a PHD in Health Education. 

After completing her academic studies at UT, Prof. Reichert worked in rural Appalachia for a sex abuse treatment program. Prof. Reichert obtained her LCSW (now inactive) in Tennessee while practicing there. In 1994, Prof. Reichert came to SIUC as an assistant professor but is now professor. At SIUC Prof. Reichert has published internationally recognized books and articles in the area of human rights. Prof. Reichert has also conducted and taught a study abroad course in Germany for over 25 years, which continues to attract students throughout the United States.

Elisabeth Reichert

Phone: (618) 453-1216
Email: reichert@siu.edu

University Employment

1994 – Present

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

 

Education

Ph.D, College of Education, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA (1989)

M.S.S.W. in Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1985)

M.S. (Dipl. Soz. Arb.) in Social Work, Fachhochschule fuer Sozialwesen, Mannheim, Germany (1983)

Fulbright Scholarship (1983-1985)

 

Grants

Fund for Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE): Creating a Human Rights Certificate, Principal Investigator (2010-2011).

The Department of Education awarded SIUC this grant totaling $45,000 for the 2010-2011 year.

 

Selected Publications

Books

Reichert, E. (2011). Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice. Columbia University Press. New York. 2nd Ed.

Reichert, E. (Ed.) (2007). Challenges in Human Rights: A Social Work Perspective. Columbia University Press. New York.

Reichert, E. (2006) Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book. Sage Thousand Oaks.

Reichert, E. (2003). Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice. Columbia University Press. New York.

Selected Refereed Book Chapters

Reichert, E. (2012). Women’s Human Rights and Social Work Practice. In: Healy L. Link L : Handbook on International Social Work. Oxford University Press.

Reichert, E. (2007). Introduction. Social Work Perspectives on Human Rights. In. Challenges in Human Rights. Columbia University Press. New York.

Reichert, E. (2007). Human Rights in the 21st Century: Creating a New Paradigm for Social Work. In Challenges in Human Rights: A Social Work Perspective. Columbia University Press. New York.

Book Reviews

Reichert E. (2012 in Press ) HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES: Beyond Exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel & Kathryn Libal. New York: Cambridge University Press .Journal for Community Practice

Selected Articles in Refereed Professional Journals

Reichert, E. (2011). Human Rights in Social Work: An Essential Basis. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 27 (3) 207-220.
Reichert, E. (2008). Die Neuentdeckung der Heimat. Dezember. Zukunft – Monatliche Zeitschrift fuer Politik und Gesellschaft: http://www.z-zukunft.de/
Reichert, E. (2007). Human Rights: Challenges and Promises. Social Justice in Context, Vol 2, pp 11-24.
Reichert, E. (2006). Human Rights: An Examination of Universalism and Cultural Relativism. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare. Vol 22, 1 . 23-37.
Reichert, E. (2004). Ethics and Human Rights. The New Social Worker Fall. 2004, 4-6.
Reichert, E. (2003). Workplace Mobbing: A New Frontier for the Social Work Profession. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Vol.5 No.3 Spring , pp.4-12.
Reichert, E. (2003 ) Viewing Human Rights and Social Work through an International Perspective. The Journal of Intergroup Relations. National Association of Human Rights Workers. Vol. XXX, No. 1 , Spring Issue, pp 76- 83.

Selected Articles in Refereed Professional Journals


Reichert, E. (2011). Human Rights in Social Work: An Essential Basis. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 27 (3) 207-220.

Reichert, E. (2008). Die Neuentdeckung der Heimat. Dezember. Zukunft – Monatliche Zeitschrift fuer Politik und Gesellschaft: http://www.z-zukunft.de/

Reichert, E. (2007). Human Rights: Challenges and Promises. Social Justice in Context, Vol 2, pp 11-24.

Reichert, E. (2006). Human Rights: An Examination of Universalism and Cultural Relativism. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare. Vol 22, 1 . 23-37.

Reichert, E. (2004). Ethics and Human Rights. The New Social Worker Fall. 2004, 4-6.

Reichert, E. (2003). Workplace Mobbing: A New Frontier for the Social Work Profession. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Vol.5 No.3 Spring , pp.4-12.

Reichert, E. (2003 ) Viewing Human Rights and Social Work through an International Perspective. The Journal of Intergroup Relations. National Association of Human Rights Workers. Vol. XXX, No. 1 , Spring Issue, pp 76- 83.

Reichert, E., (2002). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights- Only a Foundation. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, National Association of Human Rights Workers. Vol XxiX , No. 1 pp. 34-49.

Reichert E., (2001). Move from Social Justice to Human Rights Provides New Perspectives. Professional Development in Social Work. The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education. Vol.4, No.1 pp. 5-13.

Reichert E., (2001). Human Rights Occupy Central Role in Social Work Profession. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, National Association of Human Rights Workers. Spring (XXVIII, 1) 43-50.

Reichert, E. (1998). “The Role of Study Abroad: Course in International Social Work.” The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Vol. 4, No. 1, Oct., 61-71.

Reichert, E. (1998). “Women’s Rights are Human Rights: A Platform for Action.” International Social Work, 41(3), 371-384.

Reichert, E., McCormick, R.J. (1998). “U.S. Welfare Law Violates Human Rights of Immigrants.” Migration World, Vol. XXVI, 3, 15-18.

Reichert, E., McCormick, R.J. (1997). “Role of Social Workers in Criminal Prosecution of Child Sex Abuse.” Journal of Law and Social Work, 6(2), 113-120.

Reichert, E. (1997) “Discovering a New Meaning of Home.” Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 3(2), 18-24.

Reichert, E., McCormick, R.J. (1997). “Different Approaches to Child Welfare: United States and Germany.” Journal of Law and Social Work, 6(2).

Reichert, E. (1996) “Keep on Moving Forward: NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China. Social Development Issues, 18(1), 89-97.

Reichert, E. (1994). "Play and Animal Assisted Therapy: A Group-treatment Model for Sexually Abused Girls, Ages 9-13." Family Therapy, The Journal of the California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy, 21(1), 55-62.

Reichert, E. (1994). "Expressive Group Therapy with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse." Family Therapy, The Journal of the California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy, 21(2), 99-105.

Reichert, E. (1992). "Perceptions of Domestic Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Survey of International Students." Response, Journal of the Center for Women Policy Studies, 14 (1), 13-18.

Reichert, E. (1991). "International Conferences on Violence Against Women." Health Care for Women International, 12 (4), 451-455.

Reichert, E. (1988). A Research Note: Woman Abuse: A Cross-cultural Survey Response, Journal of the Center for Women Policy Studies, 12 (2).