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Kim Flournoy DiJoseph

Kim Flournoy DiJoseph

Director of Student Success
Phone: (804) 828-9335

Uniting many perspectives

“As a graduate of our B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs and former adjunct instructor and field instructor, I am fortunate to have a distinct, multidimensional perspective on VCU’s School of Social Work. In my current administrative role, my intention is to unite these perspectives with a meaningful, collaborative relationship with our students.

“In hindsight, my journey as a helper began as a volunteer at a battered women’s shelter over 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve further developed this interest both programmatically and clinically, with a particular focus on the effects of sexual and domestic violence on young children and, more recently, the effects anti-violence work has on its workers. I am mindful of bringing this awareness of vicarious trauma, along with its challenges as well as opportunities for self-awareness and growth, into my work with social work students.”


  • M.S.W. – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • B.S.W. – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research interests

  • Attachment issues
  • Child-centered play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Sexual and domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Vicarious trauma and self-care in social work students

Courses taught

  • SLWK 201: Introduction to Social Work
  • SLWK 311: Social Work and Oppressed Groups
  • SLWK 332: Social Work Practice: Fundamentals
  • SLWK 380: Foundations of Social Work Research I
  • SLWK 604: Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups I
  • SLWK 704: Clinical Social Work Practice I
  • SLWK 705: Clinical Social Work Practice II
  • SOCY 510: Domestic and Sexual Violence in Social Context
  • SOCY 691: Childhood and Violence

Selected publications

  • ∙ Lowenstein, L. (Ed.). (2008). Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques. Toronto, ON, Canada: Champion Press.

Professional affiliations

  • Association for Play Therapy
  • National Academic Advising Association
  • Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work