Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) graduate from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work where he received his Animal Assisted Social Work (AASW) Certification through the Institute for Human-Animal Connection and specialized in Family Systems work.
Adam found himself focusing on pet loss and bereavement during his tenure at the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital,
Adam has the honor of being an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social work since 2016 and has had the privilege of updated and reformatting SOWK 4741: Grief & Loss Across the Lifespan. In addition, Adam has taught SOWK 4001: Clinical Social Work Skills, SOWK 4338: Assessment of Mental Health Across the Lifespan, SOWK 4796: Animal-Assisted Social Work Practice, SOWK 4340: Leadership and Supervision as well as SOWK 4003 Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice. Within his teaching style, Adam is passionate about the well-being of the graduate students he serves and promotes a challenging, positive-feedback structure classroom environment. Since moving to Oregon, Adam continues as an adjunct through MSW@Denver online.
Adam has been involved with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (IHAC) upon entering graduate school. Since graduating, Adam has been invited back to participate in guest lecture and consultation as needed for the last five years. Adam has since moved into the role of Affiliate Faculty for IHAC since 2018 and continues to work within a variety of supportive roles and consultation within the Institute, including contribution as an author within Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals (Purdue University Press, 2019).
Since moving to Oregon, Adam has launched Head, Heart & Hooves in partnership to Renegade Equine to continue his decade long work in human-horse interaction and healing.