I enjoy supporting students and early career professionals as they navigate academia and/or mental health practice.  I currently mentor and/or advise students within the School of Social Work, in other departments at UGA, and across the nation.  I also offer professional mentoring to new social work and clinical mental health professionals. If you are interested in mentoring for yourself or for the students within your school, department, or college, please contact me.

​At the 2019 annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in Denver, CO, I received special recognition from the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW) for her support and guidance of social work students.  ​A special thank you goes out Dashawna Fussell-Ware, current doctoral student in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and graduate of the University of Georgia Masters in Social Work Program, for nominating me.

​"Over the last 5 years, Dr. Campbell has poured into my dreams and ambitions in ways that are immeasurable.  She has consistently provided guidance and comfort as I navigate this incredible journey towards earning my PhD and beyond.  As her student, I have had the opportunity to watch her teach feminist concepts such as womanism and intersectionality as well as encourage Black female students to embody these principles and tenets in our practice, scholarship, and daily lives.  I truly hope that all Black women scholars have the opportunity to experience even a piece of the mentorship relationship that I have experienced with her.  It has changed my life and I am forever grateful." - Dashawna Fussell-Ware

I have designed and conducted several continuing education sessions for clinicians in the areas of self-care and practice with African Americans.  If you are interested in having me lead a continuing education session, fee free to contact me.

Self-Care for Workers in Helping Professions: From Ways of Living to Ways of Being.   1 and 2-hour Sessions​

  • Presentation at the Behavioral Health Challenges Conference, Piedmont Athens Regional.  Athens, GA. (April, 2017)
  • ​CE Workshop for the University of Georgia School of Social Work Continuing Education Office.  Lawrenceville, GA. (March, 2017). ​
  • CE Workshop for the Georgia Council of Nephrology Social Workers.  Atlanta, GA.  (December, 2014)

Assessing and Addressing Depression in Black/African American Clients and Patients.   
2-hour Session

  • CE Workshop for the Georgia Council of Nephrology Social Workers.  Atlanta, GA.  (September, 2016).  

Courses Created

continuing education

School of Social Work, University of Georgia

  • Advanced Practice with Individuals (MSW, Specialized)
  • Assessment and Psychopathology (MSW, Specialized)
  • Field Practicum (MSW, Specialized)
  • Direct Practice with African American Adults, Children, & Families* (MSW, Elective)
  • Direct Practice with Groups* (MSW, Specialized, Generalist) 
  • First Year Odyssey: Culturally-Informed and -Responsive Engagement With(in) Black American Communities: An Introduction (Undergraduate)
  • PrOSEAD: Power/Privilege, Oppression, Social Justice, Evidence-Based Practice, Advocacy & Diversity (MSW, Generalist)​
  • Qualitative Research Methods (Doctoral)
  • Study Away: Conflict in Northern Ireland​

           * Lead Instructor

 School of Social Work, University of Michigan

  • Foundation Field Seminar (MSW)
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorders of Adults and Elderly (MSW)

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health (MSW)

 Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
    Graduate Student Instructor

  • Principles of Sociology (Undergraduate)
  • Project Community: A Course in Service Learning, Public Health Sections (Undergraduate) 



teaching Mentoring

I am very passionate about social work education and have demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching, training, and mentoring future social work practitioners and scholars.  My success in this effort has been recognized by University of Georgia’s Career Center, which has acknowledged me in 2014, 2016, and 2019 - 2022 for contributing greatly to student career development and success.  I was nominated for MSW Teacher of the Year in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and have also received three letters of distinction from UGA School of Social Work Dean Anna Scheyett (2017, 2018, 2020) for my positive contributions to teaching and learning since she implemented this form of recognition in 2016.  


  • Briana Spivey, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia (2021 - Present)
  • Michael G. Curtis, Dept. of Human Development & Family Science, UGA (2020 - Present)
  • Barbara H. Arnold, School of Social, University of Georgia (2020 – Present). 
  • Shena L. Brown, School of Social Work, University of Georgia (2018 - 2020) 
  • Eunhye Kim, School of Social Work, University of Georgia (2017 - 2019)
  • Jessica Noble, School of Social Work, University of Georgia (2015 - 2017)


  • Tatiana Villarreal-Otálora, Assessment and Psychopathology -Hybrid Masters Course, (Spring 2019). 


I have supervised the research of several doctoral and masters students on topics such as racial battle fatigue (RBF) among African American social workers, Latino mental health, mental health needs of Black college women, and spirituality and depression in African Americans.


Courses Taught

I have published and presented on teaching methods.


​​Campbell, R. D. (2018). Disclosure in teaching: Using personal mental health experiences to facilitate teaching and learning in clinical social work practice. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 24(2), 44-48. ​


​​Campbell, R. D., & Campbell-Palmer, C. (August, 2015). Incorporating Socio-Cultural Theory in Courses on Clinical Practice with a Diverse Clientele. Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2015 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

​Campbell, R. D., & Dennis, M. K. (October, 2014). Beyond Practice "Tips": Emphasizing Socio-Cultural Theory in Practice Courses. The Council on Social Work Education 2014 Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Wright, P. G., Campbell, R. D., Dennis, M. K., & Perez-Teran, J. (October, 2014). Struggles and Strategies of Faculty of Color Teaching Diversity and Culture Courses. The Council on Social Work Education 2014 Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.

sUPERVISING training

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Direct Practice with African American Adults, Families, &  Children

I created this Masters-level course to address the need for specific practice training for work with Black/African Americans, a population that is highly concentrated in the state of Georgia and surrounding states.

This elective course prepares students for direct social work with Black/African Americans in the United States. This course is designed to 1) raise the socio-cultural consciousness of social work students working with Black/African American individuals, families, 2) recognize the diverse and unique needs of Black/African American clients, and 3) help students identify, select, apply, and evaluate appropriate intervention techniques for clinical social work practice with a diverse Black/African American client population.  Theoretical frameworks and perspectives around direct practice with Black/African Americans will be emphasized.  Concepts of intersectionality, social identity construction, systemic oppression, and power and privilege will be explored.  Particular attention will be given to contemporary issues facing Black/African American adults, children, and families in the United States.    

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