Faculty & Staff Profiles
Christie Mason, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S, NMT Level II
Title/s: Clinical Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Dean for MSW Programs
Office #: Maguire Hall 540
CV Link: Mason CV 2022
Mission in Action
PhD, Loyola University Chicago, 2007
MSW, Aurora University, 1999
BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1995
Dr. Mason teaches practice and human behavior courses. Her areas of interest include child and adolescent therapy; adoption and attachment; sexual abuse/trauma; professional ethics.
SOWK 501 - Assessment of Client Concerns in Context
SOWK 503 - Practice Skills with Individuals and Families
SOWK 615 - Practice with Adolescents
SOWK 620 - Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
Neuroscience education in social work
Practice with children
Professional & Community Affiliations
Member, Association for Play Therapy
Member, Board of Directors, The Theraplay Institute
Mason, C., Kelly, B.L. & McConchie, V. (2020). Applying principles of neuroscience to trauma treatment: Introducing graduate students to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 40(4), 352-371.
Mason. C. (2019). Helping clients move beyond trauma: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. The New Social Worker, 26(1), 20-21.
Mason, C. (2018, Summer). The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. NASW Children, Adolescents and Young Adults Section Connection. 2-4.
Hong, R. and Mason, C. (2016). Becoming a neurobiologically-informed play therapist. International Journal of Play Therapy, 25(1), 35-44.
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.