Quinnipiac University
Laura Mutrie

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work

Director of Field Education - Social Work

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Laura Mutrie, MSW, LCSW is the Director of Field Education and Clinical Assistant Professor in the MSW Program at Quinnipiac University. She has been interested in the use of simulation in social work education and Inter-professional Education. She has had national and statewide presentations accepted on the topic of Inter-professional education and the use of simulation and has co-authored a book chapter and article on Inter-professional education.
As a child and family clinician interested in complex trauma, she pursued funding to support implementation of evidence-based practices in Connecticut for children and families. Laura brought Triple P: Positive Parenting Program to the state of Connecticut in 2008. In 2020, she was chosen as a Current Trends Faculty Fellow by The Wheeler Clinic. The fellowship aims to develop the workforce for evidence-based practice of in-home family treatment by training faculty to provide a graduate level course for behavioral health professionals.
She has been a member of the Connecticut Disaster Behavioral Relief Network since 2001 and an active member of TEAM, Inc’s Board of Directors since 2013.


  • BA, Fairfield University
  • MSW, Fordham University

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics/Newborns, Children, Adolescent and Youth
  • Family-Centered Care
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Psychology/Psychiatry
  • Trauma
  • Interprofessional Education


  • Social Work

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 277G

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University

Assistant Clinical Professor/Director of Field Education

Hamden, CT

2016 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Instructor/Director of Field Education

Hamden, CT

2013 - 2016

Southern Connecticut State University

Adjunct Instructor

New Haven, CT

2009 - 2013

LNV Parent Child Resource Center

Director of Clinical Services

Derby, CT

2001 - 2013

LNV Parent Child Resource Center

Child Guidance Clinic Supervisor

Derby, CT

1999 - 2001

LNV Parent Child Resource Center

Child/Family Therapist

Derby, CT

1997 - 1999

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Presentations

The importance of MSW in addition to OT for clients with low vision

Meriano, C., Mutrie, L.

National Academies of Practice 2020 Annual Meeting & Forum, San Diego (2020)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Utilizing Change Leadership Within Social Work Education to Prioritize and Expand Interprofessional Education in a University Setting: A Case Study

McCave, E. L.; Mutrie, L., Doyle, M.H., Jacobson, S.; & Kelly, A.

20(2) Advances in Social Work 497-515 Summer (2020)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Use of planning and placement team meeting simulation to teach interprofessional collaboration in a school-based setting and beyond

Richards, C., Mutrie, L., Booth, J.

Collaborating Across Borders VII, Indianapolis, IN (2019)

Professional Designation