Melissa J. Earle, PhD, LCSW

Melissa J. Earle, PhD, LCSW
Director of Online Instruction,
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Social Welfare


PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY
MSW, State University of New York, Albany, NY (Advanced Standing)
BSW, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


Tele-mental health; technology in social work education and practice; online education; trauma; veterans; addiction: gender sensitive responses to co-occurring disorders


Freddolino, P.P., Earle, M.J., & Hampson, R. (2022) Lessons from the field during a pandemic: students’ views of ethics in e-therapy. Social Work Education. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2022.2142550

Earle, M.J., Freddolino, P.P. Meeting the Practice Challenges of COVID-19: MSW Students’ Perceptions of E-Therapy and the Therapeutic Alliance. Clin Soc Work J(2021).


Earle, M.  (2021) Social work students’ perceptions of e-therapy: Implications for practice and research. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Practice Research. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (Virtual).

Earle, M. (2019). MSW students’ perceptions of Information and Communication Technologies in Social Work Practice. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.

Earle, M., Freddolino, P. (2018). MSW students’ perceptions of Information and Communication Technologies in Social Work Practice.  Presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.