Faculty image Elizabeth Mutschler Associate Professor Emerita School of Social Work


Elizabeth Mutschler grew up in Germany. She obtained her professional degree from the School of Social Work at Ludwigsburg (1968), and worked for three years in Family Counseling and at a Drug Treatment Center in Stuttgart.
E. Mutschler came to the United States in 1971 to study at Washington University St. Louis, where she graduated with an M.S.W.  (1972 and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work (1975). She served on the faculty of the University of Maryland at Baltimore from 1976 to 1978.
In 1979 E. Mutschler joined the Michigan faculty. Her scholarly contributions centered on three areas: analysis of treatment procedures and therapist's behaviors that facilitate client change; evaluation of empirically based interventions in clinical practice; and computer-assisted decision support and information processing to help therapists identify treatment objectives and monitor outcomes. She has served on several University advisory committees focusing on the development of instructional technology, innovative distance learning projects, and assisted with management information systems in University hospitals.
E. Mutschler has been a leader in promoting the use of information technology in social work teaching and practice. She has written and lectured within the U.S. and internationally on the effects of new information technologies in the Human Services. She has been a visiting professor at Melbourne and Flinders Universities in Australia, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and at the Freiburg School of Social Work in Germany. She retired from the University of Michigan in 1997.  
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