Craig Owens, M.S.W., LCSW
Associate Clinical Professor
Craig lives in Western Maine with his wife Anne Marie and faithful companion Max; a unique labrador/boxer that never tires of hiking and chasing anything that runs. As a 2001 graduate of the UNE School of Social Work, Craig is a fervent believer that given the right resources and support individuals, families, and communities can heal and grow from individual and systemic trauma and oppression and reclaim their rightful claim to living healthy and dignified lives. He is passionate about social justice inclusion at all levels in our global society; advocating for change through education and social action. Craig’s social work practice has been focused on Crisis Stabilization, Mental Health, Substance Use, Aging, Grief and Loss, and integrating Trauma Informed principles of care in working with individuals, families, and communities. Craig has been a long-standing student and practitioner of Narrative therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the power and healing these constructivist approaches offer individuals and families. He is honored to be on the faculty at the University of New England and deeply passionate about student learning and growth and loves to engage students in critical thinking and practice activities that strengthen clinical practice skills.