Merlinda Weinberg (Draft Profile)
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Merlinda Weinberg, BA (Toronto), MSW (Smith College), PhD (Toronto/OISE)
Phone: 902-494 6356
Currently Dr. Merlinda Weinberg is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University. Dr. Weinberg received her MSW from Smith College in the United States. She practiced social work in Canada and the United States as a front-line worker, manager, and consultant for over 25 years. During that period, her area of practice was children’s mental health: working with children, youth and their families. Dr. Weinberg also had a private practice in which she provided consultation to social service agencies and direct clinical intervention to individuals, families and couples.In 2004, Dr. Weinberg received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the Sociology and Equity Studies in Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Before coming to Dalhousie, Dr. Weinberg taught at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Carleton University in Ottawa. She has two fabulous adult children who have taught her, amongst many things, the skill of listening and the characteristic of humility.