Kelly Bass

Kelly Bass

Program Director/Associate Professor, MSW


Health Science Center - Sioux Falls 369

Phone: (605) 357-1460



Dr. Bass has a bachelors' of social work degree from the University of Sioux Falls, a masters in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and completed his doctorate in clinical social work and supervision at the University of Tennessee in 2015.

Teaching Interests:

Mental Health Assessment; Advanced practice with individuals and families; supervision.

Research Interests:

His research has focused on the impact clinical supervision has on clinical competencies, child welfare, and juvenile and adult forensic treatment.


  • Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), Clinical Social Work , University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 2015
  • MS, Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2001
  • BS, Social Work, University of Sioux Falls, 1998

Licensures and Certifications:

  • ACS, Center for Credentialing and Education
  • CSW-PIP, South Dakota Licensing Board

Awards and Honors:

  • Management Development Program, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, 2018
  • Path to Licensure Scholar, Association of Social Work Boards, 2017
  • Outstanding Service Award: Family Based Services, SD Department of Corrections, 2004
  • Recipient of the Rural Health Care Association Scholarship, 2001


  • Bass, Kelly. Ethics - Complex Case Consultation Training. Presented at the Ethics in Social Work, Rapid City, SD. (March 1, 2017)