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Diedra Hopes

Diedra Hopes, Assistant Lecturer

Social Work, Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Diedra Hopes obtained a Masters of Social Work in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma. Diedra has a variety of experiences in different areas of Social Work and continues to work in the field as a Clinical Manager at Centerstone of Illinois.

Diedra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She has micro-level clinical experience with specializations in adolescents/young adult psychotherapy, as well as child welfare residential care and medical social work. Additionally, Diedra has macro-level clinical experience with specializations in youth services, crisis intervention and crisis stabilization. Diedra started her practice in the State of Oklahoma, where she completed all Oklahoma state requirements to be a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider. Diedra has experience providing therapy to children, as well as family therapy involving parents and young children. Diedra has additional areas in education and experience that include end of life, grief and bereavement intervention. Diedra started as an Adjunct Faculty in January 2019 and moved into a full time role in August 2021. As an instructor in the field of social work, Deidra’s goal is to provide future social workers with adequate and accurate knowledge of clinical social work as a whole.


University of Oklahoma
Master of Social Work, MSW – 2015