Cynthia Clyburn, Arielle Schreier, Catherine Wilsnack, and Lauren Zelouf (from left, above) have successfully completed their internship in clinical social work at the Penn Memory Center, a necessary step towards earning their Masters in Social Work (MSW) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. The students are Penn Aging Concentration Fellows in the program.
“I had the honor and privilege of supervising all four students at the PMC,” said Executive Director Felicia Greenfield. “They each brought so much to our center, and it is with mixed emotions that their internship is coming to an end.”
Zelouf will remain with the Penn Memory Center for the summer as a full-time, temporary social worker.
Wilsnack, a first-year student, will begin an advanced clinical internship at Penn Hospice this year.
Schreier, a lifelong southerner, is packing her bags and moving back to Florida to pursue opportunities in geriatric social work.
“I have learned a tremendous amount about the different kinds of dementia and how they affect each individual and each family differently,” said Schreier, who thanked Greenfiled and Assistant Director of Care Programs Alison Lynn for their support. “I will carry my learned experience from the Penn Memory Center with me throughout my future career as a social worker.”
Clyburn is pursuing social work positions at Penn Medicine.
“I am grateful to Cynthia, Arielle, Catherine and Lauren for all they brought to our patients and families, faculty, and staff,” Greenfield said.
A new cohort of MSW trainees will join PMC in the fall.