Miranda McGuire-Schwartz, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor - Master of Social Work
Office: Trinity 216
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
By Appointment
Doctor of Social Work, New York University - Silver School of Social Work
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Wesleyan University
Masters of Science in Social Work, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Brown University


Mandy McGuire-Schwartz, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, joined the faculty of Anna Maria College in 2018. She is a licensed clinical social worker with specialties in children and families, health and mental health, and the treatment of psychological trauma. She has 16 years of post-master's experience in direct practice social work and program administration, in addition to more than 5 years of prior experience in the social services. Dr. McGuire-Schwartz earned her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and her PhD in Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Brown University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Humanities from Wesleyan University. She has worked in settings including child guidance clinics, nonprofit organizations, and an AmeriCorps program. She has continued to maintain a small caseload at a child guidance clinic. A strong proponent of lifelong learning and professional development, she has also participated extensively in continuing education trainings. She has been trained in evidence-based practices including Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychological First Aid, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. Dr. McGuire-Schwartz has taught at the BSW and MSW levels, and she has provided field instruction to many students pursuing degrees in social work and related fields. At Anna Maria College, her courses have included Administration and Supervision, Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment, and Integrated Seminar. Her research interests include child and family mental health, trauma, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth, family and social support, social justice, evidence-based practices, and social work education and field education. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her pets and pursuing interests including animals, nature, writing, literature, music, the arts, community involvement, and social activism.

Courses Taught at Anna Maria: 

Administration and Supervision
Growth and Behavior
Integrated Seminar

Research Interests:

Clinical social work with children and families, Health and mental health, Trauma, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth, Family and social support, Micro, mezzo, and macro approaches to fostering social justice and the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, while addressing social problems including poverty, racism, other forms of oppression and bias, violence, trauma, and other stressors, The implementation of evidence-based practices , Social work education and field education. Publications

McGuire-Schwartz, M., Small, L.A., Parker, G., Kim, P., & McKay, M. (2015). Relationships between caregiver violence exposure, caregiver depression, and youth behavioral health among homeless families. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(5), 587-594. Pre-published October 14, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1049731514553921 Stephens, T.N., McGuire-Schwartz, M., Rotko, L., Fuss, A., & McKay, M.M. (2014). A learning collaborative supporting the implementation of an evidence-informed program, the 4Rs and 2Ss, for children and families living with mild to moderate disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 11(5), 511-523. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2013.831007 Gopalan, G., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., McGuire-Schwartz, M., Chacko, A., & McKay, M. (2014). Statewide implementation of the 4 Rs and 2 Ss for Strengthening Families. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 11(1-2), 84-96. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2013.842440