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Cathy M . Fox, MSW

Assistant Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
Cultural & Social Studies
Social Work
CRHL - Creighton Hall/Administration Building - 428D

Cathy M . Fox, MSW

Assistant Professor

Cathy received her Bachelor of Social Work from Creighton University and Master of Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. As an alum of the Creighton Social Work program herself, she enjoys educating and supporting students as they prepare to become future helping professionals. Prior to moving to academia, she served as the Program Director and Director of Operations at Grief’s Journey, a grief center in Omaha, Nebraska. The majority of her research and practice is in the field of grief and loss, grounded in trauma, child development, and family systems, with a strong background in mental health and suicide. 

Curriculum Vitae


Cultural and Social Studies


Assistant Professor


  • Trivium Life Services, Thought Leader Workshop Series Understanding and Supporting Grieving Clients 2023
  • A Win-Win: Utilizing Interns to Support Your Agency while Training Future Grief Professionals 2022
  • What Happened to You? Incorporating Trauma-Informed Practices in Grief Work (National Alliance for Childrens Grief, monthly webinar) 2021
  • Paying it Forward in Social Work: Collaborating with Practicum Students (NASW Nebraska Chapter, Annual Conference) 2020
  • Little Footprints, Big Impact: Supporting Families After Prenatal or Infant Loss (IWCC Funeral Directors Continuing Education Conference) 2019
  • Understanding Suicide Grief (IWCC Funeral Directors Continuing Education Conference) 2018
  • Talking to Kids about Cancer (A Time to Heal, The Art of Living with Cancer Conference) 2018
  • Beyond Bereavement Leave: Grief in the Workplace (Society for Human Resource Management, NE State Conference) 2017
  • Zentangle: The Use of Artful Doodling in Grief Support and Self-Care (National Alliance for Grieving Children, 21st Annual Symposium) 2017
  • Tinsel & Tears: A Unique Approach to Holidays for Grieving Families (National Alliance for Grieving Children, webinar) 2016
  • Read All About It! Partnering with Schools & Libraries to Promote Grief Support (National Alliance for Grieving Children, 20th Annual Symposium) 2016
  • CARE: Supporting Families Through a Serious Illness or Injury (National Alliance for Grieving Children, 20th Annual Symposium) 2016