Dan Wulff

Professor

Calgary Campus

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies (Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy)

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 1994

MSW

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 1976

BS, Major: Sociology

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, 1974

Contact information

Courses

Not currently teaching any courses.

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Research and Teaching Activities

Research areas

  • Practice Approaches
  • Research Methods
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Human Service Organizations and Systems

Research and Teaching Activity

I have taught research methods at the master’s level and qualitative research at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Current Research

  1.  My current research includes the development of Research As Daily Practice at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre (yearly projects over the past 7 years)
  2.  I am a co-investigator on a project headed by Dr. Julie Drolet (initiated in 2018): “Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education” (SSHRC Partnership Grant)

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Professional and Community Associations

  • Calgary Family Therapy Centre (I do family therapy and supervise interns at the Centre)
  • Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Board member)
  • Taos Institute (Board member)
  • Global Partnership for Transformational Social Work (GPTSW) (Board member)

Biography

I am a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and have served as a Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre for the past 13 years. In my professional therapy and academic careers I have focused on the intersections of research, theory, and practice. In particular I have taught and written about qualitative inquiry, social constructionism, and family therapy. I have served for many years as a co-editor for The Qualitative Report and as a Board Member for the Taos Institute and the Global Partnership for Transformational Social Work. My primary focus in recent years has been taking a close look at the “social” in social work. Social work has always challenged the dominant discourses that divide and marginalize people in so many ways and we must be vigilant to keep that mission front and center.


Publications

Book

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (Eds.). (2016). Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy). Springer International.

Book Chapters

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2018). “Social justice” as relational talk. In C. Audet & D. Paré (Eds.), Social justice and counseling: Discourse in practice (pp. 111-123). Routledge.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2017). Reflecting team in couple and family therapy. In J. L. Lebow et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy (Electronic). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_324-1

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2017). Research As Daily Practice. In J. L. Lebow et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy (Electronic). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_890-1

Wulff, D. (2017). Socially constructing social work. In F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed., pp. 504-512). Oxford University Press.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2016). Family Therapy + Social Justice + Daily Practices = Transforming Therapy. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 1-7). Springer International.

St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2016). Community-minded family therapy. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 9-24). Springer International.

Wulff, D., & St. George, S. (2016). Researcher as practitioner: Practitioner as researcher. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 25-40). Springer International.

St. George, S., Wulff, D., Chenail, R., Snyder, L. J., Ashbourne, L. M., Gosnell, F., & McIntosh, S. (2016). Family therapy stories: Stretching customary family therapy practices. In S. St. George & D. Wulff (Eds.), Family therapy as socially transformative practice: Practical strategies (AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy) (pp. 85-98). Springer International.

Refereed Journal Articles

Gaete, J., Sametband, I., St. George, S., Wulff, D., Tomm, K., & Durán, G. (2018, December 15). Realizing Relational Preferences through Transforming Interpersonal Patterns. Family Process (Early view). Available: https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12417

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Research as daily practice: Introduction to the special section. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 1-2.

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Research as daily practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 3-14.

St. George, S., Wulff, D., & Tomm, K. (2015). Talking societal discourse into family therapy: A situational analysis of the relationships between societal expectations and parent-child conflict. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 15-30.

Wulff, D., St. George, S., & Tomm, K. (2015). Societal discourses that help in family therapy: A modified situational analysis of the relationships between societal expectation and healing patterns in parent-child conflict. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 31-44.

Wulff, D., St. George, S., Tomm, K., Doyle, E., & Sesma, M. (2015). Unpacking the PIPs to HIPs curiosity: A narrative study. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 34(2), 45-58.

Strong, T., St. George, S., Wulff, D., Mudry, T., & Sametband, I. (2015). Differences over dollars and sense: Discourses involving money in family therapy. Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation & Training, 26(1), 66-85.


Awards

Faculty of Social Work Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (2015)