Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW, ACSW, FGSA, FNAP
Associate Dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy & Research; Ida Johnson Feaster Professorship in IPE
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Dr. Teri Kennedy is Associate Dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy, and Research and Ida Johnson Feaster Professor of Interprofessional Practice and Education, School of Nursing, The University of Kansas Medical Center; serves on the Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, HRSA; Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; and Public Policy Committee, National Academies of Practice. She is a Distinguished Fellow, National Academies of Practice and Social Work Academy; Fellow, Gerontological Society of America; and Health and Aging Policy Fellows Alumni Network member. She was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, Senate Special Committee on Aging through Senator Jeff Flake's (R-AZ) DC Office; Immediate Past Chair, Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice Track, Council on Social Work Education; and National Advisory Council member, site visitor, and sustainability expert, Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice initiative. She developed the Kennedy Model of Sustainability, adopted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education as part of their Nexus Learning System model. Dr. Kennedy has 17 years of direct practice and administrative experience serving older adults and their families across the care continuum. She is also an indie singer/songwriter with multiple CDs of original, contemporary, and traditional music (YouTube: Teri Woods – Topic; Teri – Topic).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Since the 1989 publication of ‘A Strengths Perspective for Social Work Practice,’ the strengths perspective has supported the intrinsic strengths of people and society, while challenging the problem-focused approach to human behavior and influence of the medical model upon the development of professions. This presentation reviews the evolution of interprofessional practice and education and role of the patient voice through a strengths perspective lens. It proposes a new model of Strengths-Based Interprofessional Practice and Education (SB-IPE) incorporating appreciative inquiry and narrative…