- Pitt-Johnstown MSW Program Coordinator
James Andrews, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with expertise in forensic social work. He received his MSW along with a BS in General Management and a BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. His areas of research are threat assessment and violence, its causes, and prediction. Andrews has been practicing for over thirty years as a clinical/forensic social worker, therapist, administrator, risk manager, consultant and educator in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is currently the Program Director of the MSW-Johnstown Program. Andrews provides forensic/clinical social work consultation as a recognized expert witness in both civil and criminal cases involving such issues as social work licensure, ethics, social work malpractice, wrongful death, and sentence mitigation in capital punishment and juvenile life without parole cases. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at Simmons University – School of Social Work in Boston, MA and Case Western Reserve University at the Mandel School of Applied Social Science in Cleveland, OH and previously was an adjunct faculty at University of Pittsburgh in the School of Social Work for many years. Andrews is very active in the National Association of Social Workers-PA Chapter being involved with several committees including the NASW Delegate Assembly (2008, 2014, 2017), Clinical Care Committee and is a past President of the NASW-PA Chapter (2007-2009).
Additional Areas of Expertise
- Social work ethics & licensure
- Agency regulatory compliance