Questions About the Program?


Department Chair Dr. David Pollio is here to answer your questions about the UAB Social Work program. He takes walk-ins every second and fourth Monday from 10:00 a.m. through noon, and you can set up appointments with him on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Call (205) 975-4938 or email socialwork@uab.edu for an appointment or to learn more about the walk-in schedule.
Margie GilbertVisiting Assistant Professor
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Humanities Building 301A
(205) 934-8473

Research and Teaching Interests: Child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, positive parenting, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, marital conflict, anger/stress management, communication conflicts

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BSW, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSW, University of Alabama

Margie Gilbert has been the department’s field liaison for graduating senior social work students since the summer of 2009. She has a clinical background and has been in private practice at Gilbert & Brown Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC, for the past twelve years. Her practice focuses on working with children, youth, and families with issues of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, positive parenting, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, marital conflict, anger/stress management, and communication conflicts.

Gilbert provides psycho-educational programs for children, youth, families, and groups within the Birmingham community and conducts home studies. She works closely with for-profit and non-profit agencies and organizations to assist in filling in the gaps in service delivery. Currently, she is the president of the Alabama Society for Clinical Social Work (2013-2015), which hosts annual conferences to social practitioners and helps them understand Social Work licensure laws, ethical issues around licensure laws, changes in the DSM-5, and other policy-related issues.