Maria Teahan, ACSW, LCSW, CTS

Maria Teahan, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, CTS

MSW Program Director


PhD, Barry University, anticipated degree
MSW, Barry University,1979
BSW, Barry University, 1978

Areas of Interest

Traumatic grief and loss, end-of-life service delivery systems and services, hospice care, human service organizations and culture.


Maria Teahan joined Barry University School of Social Work as an adjunct professor in 2006. She has been the MSW Program Director since 2008. Ms. Teahan is presently enrolled in the doctoral program at Barry University School of Social Work. She has over 35 years of extensive practice experience in child and family, hospice care, grief and traumatic loss and critical incident. Ms. Teahan received her BSW and her MSW from Barry University School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida since 1982. She has presented or co-authored seminars, training materials and workshops in the areas of grief and traumatic loss and critical incident stress management locally, nationally and internationally. She is also the Clinical Director of Palm Beach County Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team. Her teaching philosophy is based on fostering an environment where creativity, passion for social work and a dialogue between students and professor exists.