Toby Buchanan

Professor of Social Work

Toby Buchanan headshot
Designations

Ph.D.


Contact

 toby.buchanan@indwes.edu


Department

School of Service and Leadership


Programs

Social Work


Resources

Dr. Toby Buchanan completed a Ph.D. in Social Work and a Master’s in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.  He also holds an MA degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His Bachelor’s degree was completed at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.  Dr. Buchanan has over 20 years of online and face-to-face teaching experience. He has previously taught on a graduate and undergraduate level, teaching both Sociology and Social Work courses. He has worked as a behavior interventionist, drug and alcohol prevention specialist and a college and career coach in the public-school system.  Dr. Buchanan served as a mental health and substance abuse counselor for dually-diagnosed clients as well as those with a single diagnosis.  He has also worked as a crisis/trauma counselor for both teens and families experiencing crisis and separation.  Dr. Buchanan has worked as an adoption advocate and has taught courses on adoption and foster care. Through his work experience, Dr. Buchanan has utilized a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, rational-emotive therapy, brief therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, experiential family therapy, structural family therapy, a variety of crisis models, psychotherapy, and cognitive processing therapy.

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