Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff Directory

Christie Mason, PhD, LCSW

Title/s:  Clinical Assistant Professor & Project Director, IPRY Program

Office #:  Maguire Hall 540

Phone: 312.915.7094


CV Link: CV

Mission in Action

As a clinical faculty member, my role in the School of Social Work is primarily as an educator. I teach courses across the curriculum, including Individuals and Families I, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II, Principles and Interventions in Clinical Social Work, Practice with Children, Interprofessional Practice with At-Risk Youth, and Social Work Field Instruction. All the teaching I do is informed by nearly 20 years of clinical practice with children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults. Areas of focus in my practice have included child sexual abuse, trauma, adoption, and domestic violence, along with commonly presenting concerns such as anxiety and depression. Class material is enlivened by examples from clinical practice, allowing students to apply theories about which they are learning to actual case scenarios. I believe it is especially important for students to hear social work educators and practitioners talk about both difficulties and successes in our work, in order to prepare them for the realities of day-to-day social work practice. Theses in-class experiences are a building block of transformative education.


PhD, Loyola University Chicago, 2007
MSW, Aurora University, 1999
BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Program Areas

Dr. Mason teaches practice, human behavior and research courses. Her areas of interest include child and adolescent therapy; adoption and attachment; sexual abuse/trauma; professional ethics.

SOWK 500 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SOWK 501 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
SOWK 503 - Social Work with Individuals and Families I
SOWK 504 - Social Work with Individuals and Families II
SOWK 506 - Methods of Social Work Research
SOWK 617 - Principles and Interventions in Clinical Social Work
SOWK 620 - Clinical Social Work Practice with Children

Research Interests

Practice with children
Late-placed adoption

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Association for Play Therapy

Selected Publications

Mason, C. (2008) Review of Teens who hurt: Clinical interventions to break the cycle of violence. Child and
Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25(5), 447-450.
Mason, C. (2006) Two truths (editorial). Praxis, 6, 3-4.
Mason, C. (2005) Building on our foundations (editorial). Praxis, 5, 3-4.