Lynn Coghill Director, MSW Program



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Lynn Coghill received an MSW from the University Pittsburgh and a BA in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.

She directs the Pitt School of Social Work’s MSW program and teaches advanced clinical classes in the school’s graduate program. A psychiatric social worker in clinical practice for more than 25 years, Coghill is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and, in particular, panic disorder. Additional clinical specialties include working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and complicated bereavement. She has done disaster mental health work in the Gulf Coast “post-Katrina” and has served as a consultant and program developer for an agency that serves at-risk young women. Coghill does training work for agencies and professionals through the School of Social Work Continuing Education and Persoma, P.C. Current trainings include the use of creative and expressive arts in the treatment of trauma.  In addition, she is a behavioral health specialist with the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps and remains interested in disaster work.

In 2015, Lynn Coghill was named Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter.