Tanya Greathouse

Degree: Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work

Tanya Greathouse


Alternative Medicine/Therapy Social Work


  • Multicultural humility
  • Implicit bias trainings
  • Supervision
  • Mitigating vicarious trauma in organizations and individuals


Tanya Greathouse, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

In addition to teaching at MSU Denver, she also serves as a faculty field advisor and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Smith College School and a private psychotherapy practitioner in the Denver/Boulder area. Her foundation of cultural competency is informed by her teaching curriculums and multicultural trainings. Greathouse holds certifications in Administrator and Interpreter for the Intercultural Developmental Inventory and QPR Gatekeeper Instruction. She has also completed the American Management Association Managers training and VISIONS Multicultural training.

Greathouse received her doctorate in clinical social work from Smith College, a Master of Social Work from University of Denver and a bachelor’s in sociology from University of Colorado, Boulder.

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