Monica Parmley-Frutiger

Adjunct Instructor

PSU History

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Practice/Field Specialist (2012-2019)

Adjunct Instructor (2019-present)


I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2007, and my clinical roles have included being a K-12 school-based social worker and therapist with children, youth, and families; mental health coordinator for Portland Public Schools; and clinical supervisor to social workers pursuing licensure. I have been teaching courses in social work and social services in higher education settings since 2012.

I started as a registered Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator in 2010, safeTALK trainer in 2019, and Youth Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments (Youth SAVE) co-creator and trainer since 2020.

Academic/Research Interests

I offer training and consultation in the community on the topics of clinical supervision, social work in schools, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, self-harm, grief and loss, and crisis intervention. Iā€™m passionate about connecting people to each other and to resources in the community.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, husband, and pets, collecting inspirational quotes, traveling, gardening, doing home projects or singing.

  • MSW
    Portland State University