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Jeanne Gill pioneered the use of humor and alternative therapies for stress reduction and better health. She has made numerous presentations on the need for positive thinking; the application of art therapy, psychodramatic technique, and reality therapy to groups of emotionally disturbed adolescents; and the value of cross-cultural exchange to improve communication and therapeutic alliances.
Gill was one of the organizers of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups in 1993.
Gill served as an adjunct faculty member of San Diego State University School of Social Work as a tutor for undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to that, she spent nine years at New Alternatives, as a practitioner, group leader and supervisor.
Gill spent the early part of her career working on behalf of children and their families in Massachusetts and San Diego.
Jeanne Gill received her PhD in Human Behavior from La Jolla University in California in 1986. She earned her MSS from Boston University School of Social Work in 1958 and her BS in Social Science from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth University).
Significant Achievements and Awards
1968-69 and 1979-80: Who’s Who of American Women
1986-87: Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals
1979-81: Chairperson, NASW Private Practice Council of San Diego
1976-77: Chairperson, NASW Health Council of San Diego
Gill has also been a board member of the Lupus Society (1987-1995) and the Scleroderma Foundation (1990-1995).