Rhonda Norwood, PhD, LCSW-BACS
Assistant Professor of Practice
Office: 2149 Pleasant Hall
PhD, Social Work, Louisiana State University, 2007
MSW, Social Work, Louisiana State University, 2001
BS, Social Sciences, Louisiana State University, 1999
Rhonda G. Norwood, PhD, LCSW, BACS, is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the LSU School of Social Work. She earned her PhD in Social Work at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Norwood has 17 years of clinical and supervisory experience in a variety of agency settings and private practice. Her area of expertise is Infant Mental Health, which includes working with young children and their families and Perinatal Mood Disorders.
Dr. Norwood’s area of research interests include integrating effective interventions with child welfare services, parental representations of their children, and children’s narratives as representations of their relationships and worlds.
Underdown, A., Norwood, R., & Barlow, J. (2013). A realist evaluation of the processes and outcomes of infant massage programs. Infant mental Health Journal, 34(6).
Page, T., Boris, N.W., Heller, S., Robinson, L., Hawkins, S. & Norwood, R. (2011) Narrative story stems with high risk six year-olds: Differential associations with mother-and teacher-reported psychosocial adjustment. Attachment and Human Development, 13(4).
Page, T. & Norwood, R. (2007). Attachment theory and the social work curriculum.Advances in Social Work, 8(1), 30-48.
Page, T. and Norwood, R. (2012). Using the Narrative Story Stem Technique (NSST) in Clinical Assessment with
Young Children. Presented to the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL) state convention,
Baton Rouge, LA.
Norwood, R. (2011, January). Kin and Non-Kin Foster Mother’s Perceptions of Their Children. Symposium presentation for the for the Society for Social Work and Research’s 15th Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.
Norwood, R. (2010, June). Comparing Kin and Non-Kin Foster Caregivers’ Commitment to Young Children. Symposium presentation for the 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Leipzig, Germany.
Page, T., Boris, N., Heller, S., Robinson, L., Hawkins, S., & Norwood, R. (2008, October). Differential Associations Between Children’s Narrative Representations of Family Interaction and Mother and Teacher Reports of Social Behavior. Poster presentation for the 1st Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Attachment, Bertinoro, Italy.
Norwood, R. (May 11, 2007). The effects of trauma on infants and toddlers. Presented to the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL) 21st Annual “Kids Are Worth It!” conference on child abuse and neglect, Baton Rouge, LA.
Norwood, R. (May 31, 2007). Developmentally appropriate practice in the classroom. Presented to Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE), Baton Rouge, LA.
Norwood, R. (2006). Cognitive and social development in the classroom. Presented to Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE), Baton Rouge, LA.
Norwood, R. & Azzi, L. (2005), Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy with psychological and behavioral presentation. Presented to the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL) state convention. Baton Rouge, LA.