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Sociology Alum Providing Support to People with Cancer

Lauren Kennedy

Congratulations to Lauren Kennedy, Georgia Southern Sociology Alum who recently accepted a position as the lead social work clinician at The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Piedmont Athens Regional. After completing her BS in Sociology in 2016, Lauren went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. Lauren is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Georgia and South Carolina. Having sociology as a foundation helped her become an effective social worker. She explains,

“Rather than having a more psychological viewpoint, I am curious on the life around my client. I use my sociology background when I meet with my patients. It’s not just what is going on mentally but all the external factors; disease, family, community, healthcare, transportation. When you can make all of those connections with your client, together you can problem solve and work on a solution.”


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