Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Faculty

Academics

Linette G. Liebling

Linette G. Liebling

Visiting Instructor of Psychology
Degrees

M.S.P.H, University of Massachusetts
B.A., Ithaca College

Main Interests

My work at Wheaton is very important to me as I love the contact with students. In addition to teaching at Wheaton, I have a Public Health consulting practice. Currently my clients include the Massachusetts Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health. I have been training middle school teachers on a Statewide comprehensive sexuality education program which I developed. My work with the Department of Public Health has focused on trauma informed primary prevention for adult GLBTQ communities. I am also working with the American Psychological Association to create safe schools for healthy outcomes among the GLBTQ communities as well. Additionally I work with several youth serving organizations on developing policy and procedure manuals which support the goals of the organization.

In addition, I am trained in Motivational Interviewing and for the past ten years I have been educating Public Health workers in the use of MI to facilitate behavior change in their clients. I have conducted numerous workshops and training programs for social service and public health professionals. My main area of interest is in creating sexually literate adults who act responsibly. I also feel committed to raising awareness of and repairing existing traumas.

Other Interests

At the present time I serve on the boards of several organizations to further my mission in working for social change. I serve on the Mass Promise board, which is a statewide program of Americorps. I am also serving a three - year term on the board of The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Recently I joined The Philanthropy Connection board. I have also served on the boards of The Massachusetts Midwives Association, and the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts for three terms, one of which I served as President.