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Biography

Dr. Linda F. Williams, DSW

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Dr. Linda F. Williams' undergraduate criminal justice research at Calvin University resulted in a Prison Fellowship, Hope Network, and Exodus Correctional Ministries partnership under the Prison Fellowship New Initiative Grant. The partnership initiated the Exodus LifeChange project in the mid-1990s, the model for which is partially evident in the Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative. She is the founder of Whose Apple Dynamic Coaching and Consulting Services and the creator of the Whose Apple Dynamic 360 GPS RoadMap. She is the author of Whose Apple is it, Anyway: Empowering Purpose to Achieve Your God-Ordained Destiny and Too True to Tell (Why What We Don’t Say is Leading Us Down the Path of Stolen Vision).

Education

DOCTOR OF SOCIAL WORK - SOCIAL POLICY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Four-year curriculum including research and dissertation. This professional degree is suited for research positions in government, higher education, and social service organizations. Curriculum Approved by Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) in Social Work. Coursework included Social Policy with a concentration in Criminal Justice. For a detailed curriculum, view Dr. Williams' LinkedIn page.

Dissertation

  • Emergent Voices: Reintegration and Desistance From the Perspectives of Formerly Criminal Justice-Involved Individuals

2014-2019

Capella University

2011-2014

Western Michigan University

MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK - ADVANCED CLINICAL 

This degree included policy, planning, and administration along with advanced clinical and social policy studies. For a detailed curriculum go to Dr. Williams LinkedIn page. 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPECIALTY PROGRAM IN ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE (SPADA)

• Continuum of care
• Prevention
• Assessment
• Treatment
• Clinical supervision

• Causes of Substance Abuse
• Physical Aspects of Addictive Drugs
• Applied Neuropsychopharmacology of Addictive Drugs
• Diversity and Ethical Issues in Addictions
• Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
• Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions
• Addiction in Family Systems
• Field Practicum

2007-2010

Calvin University

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership curriculum provides practical cross-career skills, including roles and major functions of leadership and organizational performance. The curriculum concentrated on leading organizational change, developing business innovation, and leading productive teams. 
For a detailed curriculum go to Dr. Williams LinkedIn page. 

Applied Research Project (15-Month Project)

  • Preach Liberty to the Captives: Prison Outreach-A Spiritual Responsibility

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FULL MEMBER OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

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