Patricia Weldon

Patricia Weldon

Assistant Professor of Social Work


Ph.D.Social WelfareUniversity at Albany - SUNY
M.S.W.Social Work Boston College
B.A.Psychology Boston University

Professional Experience

Dr. Weldon is a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked in many different clinical settings including out-patient mental health, crisis intervention services, organization critical incident response, employee assistance programs and managed care organizations. In addition to her position at St. Rose, Dr. Weldon continues to work with a national organization providing consultation services, support and referrals to employees at companies who have experienced a traumatic or disruptive event.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Weldon teaches across the curriculum with a main focus in the areas of direct practice. Courses include Psychopathology, Social Work with Individuals and Families, Field Seminar, Social Work with Children, Crisis Intervention, Social work Interventions with Trauma, International Social Work, Social work Interventions with Addictions and Clinical Interventions with Diverse populations

Research/Creative Works

Dr. Weldon’s research centers on areas of trauma and organizational crisis intervention. Her current research is examining organizational crisis plan and employee support before, during and after a critical incident has occurred. In addition, Dr. Weldon is exploring organizational crisis plans and specialized issues for individuals with disabilities.



Hardiman, E. Caringi, J., Weldon, P., Fletcher, S. Devlin, M., & Stanick, C., (2016). An examination of occupational health phenomena: Secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout among social workers in Montana. Traumatology.


Hopson, L. and Weldon, P., (2013). Parental expectations and academic success in the context of school climate effects. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services: 2013, Vol. 94, No. 1, pp. 45-52

Larkin, H., Hardiman, E. R., Weldon, T., & Kim, H. C. (2012). Program Characteristics as Factors Influencing the Implementation of Mindfulness Meditation in Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 31(4), 311-327