Annemarie Conlon
Annemarie Conlon
Affiliated with Division of Education & Human Studies , Social Work

Dr. Annemarie Conlon has been teaching social work foundation courses for over 8 years. She is a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety-related disorders using non-drug modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), guided imagery/hypnosis, and narrative/poetry therapies. Dr. Conlon currently provides mental health counseling to college students and older adults throughout the Burlington area. Her practice focuses on anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, and coping with life stressors.

Dr. Conlon previously worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center providing individual and group counseling to people diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and to their family members. She spent one year with Dr. Jimmie Holland at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City as a pre-dissertation intern focusing on older adult cancer survivors. As a doctoral student, she was the recipient of an American Cancer Society Grant in Clinical Oncology Social Work and was a Hartford Pre-dissertation Awardee, Cohort III. Prior to coming to Vermont, Dr. Conlon was the social work lead on three federal and foundation grants centering on the interprofessional education of students, faculty, and health care providers who attend to the health care needs of the older adult population. Dr. Conlon got her start in health care as a graduate intern at Legacy Community Health, in Houston, Texas, where she worked with community members diagnosed HIV+.

D. Conlon spent more than a decade at American Express in New York City prior to entering the health care field. She held positions of increasing responsibility including pricing analyst, sr. financial analyst, systems lead, and manager of international business development. In her last position, she was part of an international, multi-disciplinary team that developed the American Express Card as a franchise in emerging overseas markets.


Book Chapters

Kovacs, P. J. & Conlon, A. (In Press). Very late adulthood. In E. Hutchison (Ed.), Human behavior and the social environment, 6th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Naleppa, M., Kovacs, P., & Conlon, A. (2017). Late adulthood. In E. D. Hutchison (Ed.), Essentials of Human Behavior, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kovacs, P. J. & Conlon, A. (2014). Very late adulthood. In E. Hutchison (Ed.), Human behavior and the social environment, 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Conlon, A. (2013). Financial abuse. In L. Finley (Ed.), The encyclopedia of domestic abuse. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Poetry/Poetry Therapy

Conlon, A. (2017). A Foundation for the Practice, Research, and Education of Poetry Therapy. Psyccritiques, 62(11).

Conlon, A. (2015). Going beyond: Using poetry to introduce metaphor to clinical graduate students. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28(1), 1-9.

Conlon, A. (2014). It was supposed to be me. CHEST Journal, 145(4), 923-923.

Conlon, A. (2013). Weathering recovery. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 26(2), 127-127.

Conlon, A. (2012). The use of poetry in reconciling unfinished business at end-of-life. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 25(1). 1-8.

Conlon, A. (2013, Spring). Song of sorrow. Poetica Magazine: Contemporary Jewish Writing, Poetica Publishing Company: Virginia. p.47

Conlon, A. (2012). Sister, sister. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 8(2), 119


DellaRipa, J., Conlon, A., Lyon, D. E., Ameringer, S. A., Lynch, K. D., & Menzies, V. (2015). Perceptions of distress in women with ovarian cancer. In Oncology nursing forum (Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 292-300).

Conlon, A., & Choi, N. G. (2014). Effects of Age Expectations on Oncology Social Workers' Clinical Judgment. Research on Social Work Practice, 24(4), 477-490. doi: 10.1177/1049731513513840

Conlon, A., & Aldredge, P. (2013). Married to a Memory: Undetected Grief in an Assisted Living Environment. Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care, 9(4), 249-255.

Conlon, A., & Aldredge, P. A. (2013). Department of Health and Human Services changes: Implications for hospital social workers. Health & Social Work. 38(1), 19-27.

Aldredge, P. A., & Conlon, A. (2012). Reflections: Gay men and lesbians at end-of-life. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 8(2), 113-118

Conlon, A., Gilbert, D., Jones, B., & Aldredge, P. (2010). Stacked stigma: Oncology social workers' perceptions of the lung cancer experience. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28(1), 98-115.

Conlon, A. (2010). Identifying stigma: The road to lung cancer advocacy. Perspectives in Social Work, 8(2), 30-34.

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • APA Society of Psychological Hypnosis (Division 30)
  • Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis

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