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Erica H. Sirrine, PhD, LCSW, FT

Erica H. Sirrine, PhD, LCSW, FT

  • Director, Social Work



PhD (Social Work) – University of South Florida
MSW – University of Central Florida
BS (Social Work) – Florida State University

Honors and Awards

  • 2013  Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers - Heartland, FL Unit
  • 2011  Professor of the Year, Warner University (selected by students and faculty)

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Death and Dying, Hospice and Palliative Care, Hospital Social Work
  • Continuing Bonds following Death
  • Grief and Loss amid the Pandemic

Selected Publications

Jurbergs N, Elliott DA, Browne E, Sirrine E, Brasher S, Leigh L, Powell B, Crabtree VM. How I approach: Defining the scope of psychosocial care across disciplines in pediatric hematology-oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer Sep 1;69(9):e29809, 2022.

Sirrine EH, Kliner O, Gollery TJ. College student experiences of grief and loss amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. OMEGA- Journal of Death and Dying June 2021. doi: 10.1177.00302228211027461

Sirrine EH, Salloum A, Boothroyd R. Predictors of continuing bonds among bereaved adolescents. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying 76(3):237-255, 2017. doi:

Salloum A, Sulkowski ML, Sirrine E, Storch EA. Overcoming barriers to using empirically supported therapies to treat childhood anxiety disorders in social work practice. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 26(3):259-273, 2009. doi: 10.1007/s10560-009-0173-1

Last update: July 2023