Carlene A Quinn, LCSW, ACSW

  • Associate Clinical Professor | Indiana University

Carlene Arteel Quinn is an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Social Work. Teaching interests include field practicum, use of enterprising social media and technology in field and classroom for social injustice. Ms. Quinn’s interested addressing emerging social justice issues, poverty and gaps in communities through creative placement sites to help build capacities of service in underserved areas. Carlene is a LCSW, ACSW whose clinical experience has been working with adults, teens and children with serious behavioral health and chaotic substance misuse challenges on an inpatient, outpatient, and home-based settings. Although Carlene has taught many courses (Groups in Practice, Introduction to Social Work, Poverty in the United States, Independent Studies) she is the school’s Lead faculty for the Introduction to Social Work course and campus lead for social work field.  In August she created and taught Intensive Freshman Seminar course entitled: Social & Criminal Injustices and Local Resiliency Efforts.  The ingenuity of agencies often leads to the development of creative placements using the Code of Ethics to guide best practices and data collection. In times of discourse or budget cutting, these practices may enhance the agencies ability to thrive and demonstrate their unique and impactful work.  Presentations and national committee work for educators that teach social work throughout the country have been another modality she has shared learning via strengths and efforts to create stronger placement relationships.  She grew up all over the Midwest but settled in Bloomington the past 29 years.  Her partner works in inpatient behavioral health and their adult children are in college.


  • Social Work Track: The Ethics of Police Social Work

    The breakout session will focus on ethical considerations for embedded social workers. The panel will cover the Code of Ethics, including privacy and confidentiality, social justice, and articulating social work values, standards, and principles as an embedded PSW.