Dr. Loretta G. Rivers

Dr. Loretta G. RiversProfessor of Social Work


Office: LMCCC 104-B
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3211
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E-Mail: lrivers@nobts.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, August 2008
  • Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, May 1996
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi, May 1989

Teaching Experience

  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, August 1998-Present

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work, Church Community Ministries, and Gerontology

Ministry Experience

  • First Baptist Church, Covington, LA, Adult Bible Fellowship Teacher
  • Carver Baptist Center, Home Mission Board, New Orleans, LA, Assistant Director, May 1991-October 1994; Seminary Intern, September 1989-May 1991

Publications

Publications

  • "Baptist Centers: Influences and Education." Baptist History and Heritage Journal 46, no. 2 (Summer 2011), 77-89.
  • "How to Work with other Helping Professionals." In Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministers. Jeanine Cannon Bozeman and Argile Smith, eds., 205-210. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2004.

Presentations

  • "Senior Adults: Love in Action." Total Church Life Leadership Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. August 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice." Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Annual Conference. March 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Compassion Fatigue." Regional Continuing Education Presentations for the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Spring 2014.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice. Regional Continuing Education Presentations for the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Fall 2013.
  • "Looking Up When Life Has You Down." Widowed Persons Service of Greater Mobile Conference. Mobile, AL, August 2013.
  • "Practical Tips for Managing Stress." Total Church Life Leadership Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, August 2013.
  • "Compassion Fatigue." Healthy Lifestyle Choices Back to School Workshop. New Orleans, LA, August 2012.
  • "Compassion Fatigue." Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 16th Annual Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, April 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "All Stressed Out and Everywhere to Go." National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Annual Conference, 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Bozeman, J. "Grief and Loss in Foster Care." National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana, Regional Continuing Education, 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Eichelberger, C. "An Examination of Community Ministry Models in the South." North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention. Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.
  • "Baptist Centers: Influences and Education." Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference. Dallas, TX, May 2011.

Awards

  • Baptist History and Heritage Society Norman W. Cox Award, June 2012.
  • Ola Farmer Lenaz Grant Faculty Award. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011.