Jill L. Dickie, Ph.D., M.P.A., LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Jill L. Dickie, Ph.D., M.P.A., LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Social Work
Office: 411E, Polsky Bldg
Phone: 330-972-8841
Email: jdickie@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Dr. Jill Dickie has been a faculty member both in School of Social Work and Summit College's Community Services Program since 1998. She was affiliated with the Institute for Health and Social Policy from 1999 until 2006 where she held administrative and research positions. Currently, she is a full-time Professor in the School of Social Work where, in addition to teaching, she is responsible for coordinating the addictions services programs and the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Initiative. 

Dr. Dickie has worked in the behavioral health field for 40 years. Prior to joining the faculty, she served as Executive Director of Family Solutions, Clinical Director at Family Services (Greenleaf), and director of a branch office of a community mental health center. In addition to full-time agency positions, she taught part-time in the Social Work departments at Kent State University and The University of Akron and served as adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She also maintained a private practice, specializing in the areas of mood disorders and addiction.

She is licensed as an Independent Social Worker, Supervisor (LISW-S) and Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS) in Ohio. 


  • Clinical social work education
  • Addictions theory and treatment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, traditional and third-wave
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • March 6, 2015, Mindfulness Overview, Safe Landing, Tallmadge, OH
  • October 24, 2014, Developing a CBT Training Program for MSW students: A University-Community Collaboration, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Tampa, Florida
  • April 19, 2013, Heart Disease and Women's Health, NEOMED, School of Pharmacy, Rootstown, Ohio
  • March 6, 2012, Women and Heart Disease, NEOMED, School of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio

Research Accomplishments

  • Alemagno, S. & Dickie, J. (2005). Employment issues of women in jail. Journal of Employment Counseling, 42, 67-72. 
  • Tonkin, P., Dickie, J, Alemagno, S., & Grove, W. (2004). Women in jail: “Soft skills” and barriers to employment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 38, 51-71.
  • Alemagno, S. & Dickie, J. (2002). Screening of women in jail for health risks and needs. Women and Criminal Justice, 13, 97-108.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Northcentral University
  • M.P.A. Kent State University
  • M.S.S.A. (Social Work) Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. in English, The University of Pittsburgh


  • 7750:693       Advanced Social Work Practice: CBT I & CBT II
  • 7750:651       Foundation in Addiction Studies
  • 7750:652       Addiction Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • 7750:653       Evidence-based Practices for Addiction
  • 7750:xxx       Online undergraduate addiction courses