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Erin M. Kerrison

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Erin M. Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions operate as social determinants of health. Specifically, through varied agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty and state supervision has on service delivery, substance abuse, violence and other health outcomes for individuals and communities marked by criminal justice intervention.

Dr. Kerrison's research has been supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Ford Foundation and the Sunshine Lady Foundation. Her recent empirical research has been published in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Women and Criminal Justice, the Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology and the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice Her current book project is tentatively titled, Hustles and Hurdles: Law’s Impact on Desistance for Job-Seeking Former Prisoners, and foregrounds life history narratives for a sample of 300 drug-involved former prisoners. Their stories are analyzed through critical race and intersectional theoretical lenses, and local reentry conditions are contextualized by contemporary "collateral consequences" legislation that further undermine employment seeking outcomes within a contracted Rust Belt labor market. This study demonstrates how law, labor markets, neighborhoods, criminal justice surveillance and substance abuse patterns are compounded and steer long-term desistance and health outcomes.

Dr. Kerrison holds a BA in Sociology and Philosophy from Haverford College, an MA in Criminology, Law and Society from Villanova University and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Delaware. She was awarded a Vice Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the Law & Society Association and the Society for Social Work and Research.

Research/Expertise

  • Criminal Justice Organization and Policy
  • Legal Consciousness Among Underserved Community Members
  • Legal Epidemiology
  • Privatization of Healthcare and Supervision in Underserved Communities
  • Risk/Needs Assessments
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities
  • Trauma and Offending

Current Projects

Expanded Publications

Bachman, R., Kerrison, E. M., Paternoster, R., Smith, L., & O’Connell, D. (2016). The complex relationship between motherhood and desistance. Women and Criminal Justice, 26(3), 212–231.

Bachman, R., Kerrison, E., Paternoster, R., O’Connell, D., & Smith, L. (2016). Desistance for a long-term drug involved sample of adult offenders: The importance of identity transformation. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(2), 164–186.

Kerrison, E. M., & Bachman, R. (2016). Second-chance grandparenting: How a new and renewed identity impacts the desistance process. In S. F. Sharp, S. Marcus-Mendoza, K. A. Cameron, & E. S. Daniel-Roberson (Eds.), Across the Spectrum of Women and Crime: Theories, Offending, and the Criminal Justice System (pp. 225–242). Durham, NC.

Kerrison, E. M. (2015). White claims to illness and the race-based medicalization of addiction for drug-involved former prisoners. Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, 31, 105–128.

Kerrison, E. M., Bachman, R., & Alvarez, A. (2015). The societal causes of violence. In P. T. Clements, S. Seedat, & E. N. Gibbings (Eds.), Mental Health Issues of Child Maltreatment (pp. 123–150). St. Louis, MO: STM Learning, Inc.

Paternoster, R., Bachman, R., Bushway, S., Kerrison, E., & O’Connell, D. (2015). Human agency and explanations of criminal desistance: Arguments for a rational choice theory. Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, 1(3), 20–235.

Eileen Gambrill

Professor of the Graduate School

EILEEN GAMBRILL is professor of the graduate school at the School of Social Welfare. Her research interests include professional ethics and education; evidence-based practice; professional decision making; social learning theory; behavioral methods; evaluation of practice; and social skills training.

Dr. Gambrill is a grantee of the University of Bristol’s Benjamin Meeker Fellowship as well as a two-time recipeint of the Pro Humanitate Award, which is bestowed by the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare. She has also served as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University.

Additionally, Dr. Gambrill has been editor-in-chief of Social Work Research and Abstracts as well as of Journal of Social Work Education, and she currently sits on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Gambrill is also a licensed psychologist.

Research/Expertise

  • Professional Ethics and Education
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Behavioral Methods

Expanded Publications

Propaganda in the Helping Professions, Oxford University Press, USA, (2012).

Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice: Improving the Quality of Judgments and Decisions, 3rd Edition, Wiley, USA, (2012).

Gambrill, E. 'Clinical assessment.' In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.), (2nd Ed. in press, Elsevier).

Gambrill, E. 'Behavioral Perspectives.' In M. Gray, J. Midgley & S.A. Webb (Eds.),Handbook of social work. (In press, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage).

Gambrill, E. 'Critical thinking and evidence-informed practice as guides to clinical decision making.' In R.A. Carlstedt (Ed.), Handbook of integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research (New York: Springer 2010).

Gambrill, E. 'Evidence-Informed Practice: Antidote to Propaganda in the Helping Professions?' Research on Social Work Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (2010).

Gambrill, E. 'Evidence-based practice and the ethics of discretion.' Journal of Social Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (2010).

Critical thinking for helping professionals: A skill based workbook (with Len Gibbs) (3rd Ed. in press, Oxford 2009).

Gambrill, E. (Ed.). (2009). Social work ethics. International Library of essays in Public and Professional Ethics, Ashgate Publishing.

Gambrill, E. (2008). Providing more effective, ethical services: The philosophy and process of evidence-based (informed) practice. In D. Lindsey & A. Shlonsky (Eds.),Child welfare research: Advances for practice & policy (pp. 51-65). New York: Oxford.

Gambrill, E. (2008). Decision making in child welfare: Constraints and potentials. In Lindsey & Shlonsky (op.cit.), pp. 175-193.

Gambrill, E. (2008). Informed consent: Options and challenges. In M. C. Calder (Ed.), The carrot or the stick? Towards effective practice with involuntary clients in safeguarding children (pp. 37-55). Lyme Regis UK: Russell House.

Social work practice: A critical thinker's guide (2nd Ed.), Oxford, 2006.

Critical thinking in clinical practice:Improving the quality of judgements and decisions (2nd Ed.)(2005).John Wiley & Sons.

Gambrill, Eileen. Evidence-based practice and the ethics of discretion.

Gambrill, Eileen. Transparency as the Route to Evidence-Informed Professional Education.

Gambrill, Eileen. Evidence-Informed Practice: Antidote to Propaganda in the Helping Professions?

Gambrill, Eileen. Evidence-Based (Informed) Macro Practice: Process and Philosophy.

Gambrill, Eileen. Evidence-Based Practice: Sea Change or the Emperor's New Clothes?

Gambrill, Eileen. Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: Choices Ahead.

Gambrill, Eileen. Uses of History in Creating New Futures: A Science-Informed Social Work.

Gambrill, Eileen. Ethical Aspects of Outcome Studies in Social, Behavioral, and Educational Interventions.

Gambrill, Eileen and Gibbs, Leonard. Making Practice Decisions: Is What's Good for the Goose Good for the Gander?

Gambrill, Eileen. What's in a Name? Task-centered, Empirical, and Behavioral Practice.

Gambrill, Eileen. Less marketing and more scholarship.

Gambrill, Eileen and Reiman, Amanda. A Propaganda Index for Reviewing Problem Framing in Articles and Manuscripts: An Exploratory Study. (May 25, 2011)

Gambrill, Eileen. Informed Practice and Policy: Challenges and Opportunities. (April 12, 2012)

Gambrill, Eileen. Integrating Research and Practice: Distractions, Controversies, and Options for Moving Forward. (August 12, 2014)

Gambrill, Eileen. The Value of Ellul's Analysis in Understanding Propaganda in the Helping Professions. (August 31, 2012)

Gambrill, Eileen. Reply to "Preparing Current and Future Practitioners to Integrate Research in Real Practice Settings" by Bruce A. Thyer. (July 28, 2014)

Gambrill, Eileen. Birds of a Feather: Applied Behavior Analysis and Quality of Life. (November 15, 2012)

Gambrill, Eileen.The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a Major Form of Dehumanization in the Modern World. (September 8, 2013)

Gambrill, Eileen. Social Work: An Authority-Based Profession.

 

Gambrill, Eileen. Integrating Research and Practice: Distractions, Controversies, and Options for Moving Forward.

Kurt Organista

Professor

A leading expert on social work practice within the Latino community, Dr. Organista's research focuses on psychosocial problems within the Chicano and Latino communities, acculturation and adjustment of ethnic minorities to American societies, minority mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinos and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinos.

Dr. Organista's book, HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research and Practice, is the first-ever collection of texts written by leading authorities on the topic of HIV prevention among diverse Latino populations. It attempts to respond to the diminishing returns of the behavioral model of HIV risk by deconstructing the many social ecological contexts of risk within the Latino experience. He is also served as the principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded project that seeks to developing and test a structural-environmental model of HIV risk and prevention for migrant day laborers in San Francisco and Berkeley (2010 to 2015).

Dr. Organista currently teaches courses on social problems and psychopathology, stress and coping and social work practice with Latino populations.

Research/Expertise

In the News

Expanded Publications

Organista, K. C., Arreola, S. G. & Neilands, T. (2016).  La desesperación in Latino migrant day laborers and its role in substance related sexual risk.  Social Science and Medicine—Population Health, 2, 32-42.   

Organista, K. C., Marcia, L., Martinez, C., Acalá, M. & Ramirez, J. (2016). Undocumented Latino migrant day laborers in the San Francisco Bay Area: Psychosocial, economic and political consequences. In R. Furman & A. Ackerman (Eds.), The Immigrant Other: Lived experiences in a transnational world (p. 90-106). New York:  Colombia University Press.

 Ojeda, L., & Organista, K. C. (2015). Latino American men. In Y.J. Wong & S. R. Wester (Eds.), APA handbook of the psychology of men and masculinities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hernandez, M. Y., & Organista, K. C. (2015). Qualitative exploration of an effective depression literacy fotonovela with at risk Latina immigrants. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56 (1-2), 79-88. DOI 10.1007/s10464-015-9729-8

Horevitz, E., Organista, K.C., & Arean, P. (2015). Depression treatment uptake in integrated primary care: Examination of the warm handoff and other decision making factors among Latino clients. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Organista, K. C., Worby, P.A., Quesada, J., Arreoloa, S. G., Kral, A.H. & Khoury, S. (in press). Sexual health of Latino migrant day laborers under conditions of structural vulnerability. Culture, Health & Sexuality.

Horevitz, E. O. & Organista, K. C. (in press). The Mexican Health Paradox: Expanding the explanatory power of the acculturation construct. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Organista, K. C. (2009). Latino clinical perspective on Montalvo’s ethnoracial gap in clinical practice with Latinos. Clinical Social Work Journal, 37, 287-293.

Organista, K. C. (2009). New practice model for Latinos in need of social work services. Social Work, 54(4), 297-305.

Organista, K. C. & Ehrlich, S. F. (2008). Predictors of condom use in Latino migrant day laborers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(3), 379-396.

Organista, K. C. (2008). The plight and fight of farmworkers in the United States (pp. 103-113). In R. Nahmias, The migrant project: Contemporary California Farm Workers. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.

Brammeier, M., Chow, J. M., Samuel, M. C., Organista, K. C., Miller, J., & Bolan, G. (2008). Sexually transmitted diseases and risk behaviors among California agricultural workers: Results from a population-based survey. Journal of Rural Health, 24(3), 279-284

Organista, K. C. (2007). Commentary: The need to explicate culturally competent approaches with Latino clients. In J. Christopher Muran (Ed.), Dialogues on difference (pp. 168-175). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Organista, K. C. (2007). Solving Latino psychosocial and health problems: Theory, research, and populations. Hoboken, New Jersey: John J. Wiley & Sons, Publishers.

Limb, G., & Organista, K. C. (2006). Change between entry and graduation in MSW student views on social work’s traditional mission, career motivations, and practice preferences: Caucasians, students of color and American Indian group comparisons. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(2), 269-290.

Organista, K. C. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral therapy with Latinos and Latinas. In P. A. Hays and G. Y. Iwamasa, Culturally responsive cognitive-behavior therapy: Assessment, practice, and supervision (pp. 73-96). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Organista, K. C., Alvarado, N., Balbutin-Burnham, A., Worby, P., & Martinez, S. (2006). An exploratory study of HIV prevention with Mexican/Latino migrant day laborers. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 5(2), 89-114.

Organista, K. C., & Kubo, A. (2005). Pilot survey of HIV risk and contextual problems and issues in Mexican/Latino migrant day laborers. Journal of Immigrant Health, 7(4), 269-281.

Organista, K. C., Carrillo, H., & Ayala, G. (2004). HIV prevention with Mexican migrants: Review, critique, and recommendations. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 37 (suppl. 4), S227-S239.

Organista, K. C. (2000). "Cognitive-behavioral group psychotherapy with Latinos." In A. Freeman and & J. R. White (Eds.), Handbook of group cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Organista, K. C., Balls Organista, P., Bola, J., Garcia de Alba, J., & Castillo Morán, M.A. (2000). "Predictors of condom use in Mexican migrants laborers." American Journal of Community Psychology, 28(2), 245-265.

Organista, K.C., Balls Organista, P., Garcia de Alba, G.J., Castillo Morán, M.A., & Ureta, L.E. (1997). Survey Of Condom-Related Knowledge, Beliefs, and Perceived Social Norms in Mexican Migrant Laborers, Journal of Community Health, 22(3):185-198.

Organista, K.C. & Balls Organista, P. (1997). Migrant Laborers and AIDS In The United States: A Review Of The Literature, AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(1):83-93.

Organista, K.C. & Balls Organista, P. (1997). "Migrant laborers and AIDS in the United States: A review of the literature," AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(1):83-93.

Organista, K.C. & Muñoz, R.F. (1996). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Latinos, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 3:255-270.

Steven P. Segal

Professor of the Graduate School

STEVEN P. SEGAL is professor of the graduate school at the School of Social Welfare. His research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness, community mental health, homelessness, social work practice, psychiatric epidemiology, social support systems, social ecology, health policy and psychiatric emergencies.

In 2012, Dr. Segal received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, where he earned his doctoral degree. 

Research/Expertise

In the News

Awards/Honors

Distinguished Alumni Award: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, 2012

Curriculum Vitae

Expanded Publications

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (2013) Are All Consumer-Operated Programs Empowering Self-Help Agencies? Social Work in Mental Health.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (2013) Self stigma in consumer-operated and community mental health services: Two randomized controlled trials. Psychiatric Services.

Segal, SP. (2012) Civil Commitment Law, Mental Health Services, and U.S. Homicide Rates. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Published online: 10 November 2011, Print version: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 47:1449–1458

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (2011) Outcomes from Consumer-operated and community mental health services: A randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Services. 62(8), 915-921.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (2010) Self-Help and Community Mental Health Agency Outcomes: A Recovery-Focused Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychiatric Services. 61(9), 905-910.

Segal, S. P., & Burgess, P. (2009) Preventing psychiatric hospitalization and involuntary outpatient commitment. Social Work in Health Care. 48(3), 232-242.

Segal SP, Preston N, Kisely S, and Xiao J. (2009) Conditional release in Western Australia: effect on hospital length of stay. Psychiatric Services,  60(12) s/b 60(1).

Segal SP, Burgess PM (2008) Use of community treatment orders to prevent psychiatric hospitalization. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42:733-740.

Segal, SP and Tauber, A.I. (2007) Revisiting Hume’s Law. American Journal of Bioethics.

Segal, S. P., & Burgess, P. (2006). Extended outpatient civil commitment and treatment utilization. Social Work in Health Care, 43(2/3), 37-51. ISSN: 0098-1389

Segal, S. P., & Burgess, P. (2006). The utility of extended outpatient civil commitment. International Journal of Law and Mental Health, 29(6), 525-534.

Segal, S. P., & Burgess, P. (2006). Conditional hospital release: Interpreting the message. Psychiatric Services, 57(12), 1810.

Theriot, M., & Segal, S. P. (2005). Involvement with the criminal justice system among new clients at outpatient mental health agencies. Psychiatric Services, 56(2), 179-185.

Hahm, H., & Segal, S. P. (2005). Failure to seek needed health care among the mentally ill.American Journal of Ortho Psychiatry, 75(1), 54-62.

Barretto, R., & Segal, S. P. (2005). Use of mental health services by Asian Americans. Psychiatric Services, 56(6), 746-748.

Prince, J., & Segal, S. P. (2005). An empowering medical model of mental health care. Psychiatric Services, 56(4), 901.

Segal, S. P. (2005). Service use by Asian Americans: In Reply. Psychiatric Services, 56(10), 1314.

Segal, S. P. (2005) “Self-Help Mental Health Agencies.” In Stuart A. Kirk, Editor Mental Health in the Social Environment: Critical Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 201-213.

Segal, S. P., Laurie, T., & Franskoviak, P. (2004). Ambivalence of PES patients towards hospitalization and factors in their disposition. International Journal of Law and Mental Health, 27(1), 87-99.

Hodges, J. Q., Hardiman, E. R., & Segal, S. P. (2004) Predictors of hope among members of mental health self-help agencies. Social Work in Mental Health, 2(1), 1-16.

Segal, S. P. (2004) Managing transitions and insuring good care. Psychiatric Services, 55(11), 1205.

Segal, S. P. (2003). Large data sets are powerful. Psychiatric Services, 54(5), 745-746.

Theriot, M. T., Segal, S. P. & Cowsert, M. J. Jr. (2003). African-Americans and comprehensive service use. Community Mental Health Journal, 29(3), 225-237.

Segal, S. P., & Riley, S. (2003). Caring for persons with serious mental illness: Policy & practice suggestions. Social Work and Mental Health, 1(3), 1-17.

Hardiman, E. R., & Segal, S. P. (2003) Community membership and social networks in mental health self-help agencies. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(1).

Segal, S. P., & Silverman, C. (2002). Determinants of client outcomes in mental health self help agencies. Psychiatric Services, 53(3), 304-309.

Holschuh, J., & Segal, S. P. (2002). Factors related to multiplexity in support networks of persons with severe mental illness. In J. A. Levy and B. A. Pescosolido (Eds.), Social Networks and Health, Vol. 8, Advances in Medical Sociology (pp. 2985-323). Oxford: Elsevier Science.

Hodges, J. Q., & Segal, S. P. (2002). Goal advancement among mental health self-help agency members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 26(1), 78-85.

Franskoviak, P., & Segal, S. P. (2002). Substance use and mental disorder diagnostic profiles in a sample long-term self-help agency users. American Journal of Ortho Psychiatry, 72(2), 232-240.

Segal, S. P., Hardiman, E. R., & Hodges, J. Q. (2002). Characteristics of new clients at self-help and community mental health agencies located in geographic proximity. Psychiatric Services, 53, 1145-1152.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., & Akutsu, P. (2002). Involuntary return to a psychiatric emergency service within twelve months. Social Work in Health Care, 35(1/2), 591-603.

Segal, S. P., Hodges, J. Q., & Hardiman, E. R. (2002). Factors in the decisions to seek help from self-help and co-located community mental health agencies. American Journal of Ortho Psychiatry, 72(2), 241-249.

Jackson, A., & Segal, S. P. (Eds.). (2002). Social work health and mental health: practice, research and programs. Part III Social Work in Health Care, Volume 35: Numbers 1 and 2. New York: Haworth Press.

Jackson, A., & Segal, S. P. (Eds.). (2002). Social work health and mental health: Practice, research and programs. New York: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press.

Segal, S. P. (2001). Effectiveness of involuntary outpatient commitment. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 654-655.

Segal, S. P., & Dittrich, E. (2001). Quality of care for dual diagnosis patients in psychiatric emergency assessments.American Journal of Ortho Psychiatry, 71(1), 72-78.

Jackson, A., & Segal, S. P. (Eds,). (2001). Social work health and mental health: practice, research and programs. Part I Social Work in Health Care, Volume 34: Numbers 1 and 2. New York: Haworth Press.

Jackson, A., & Segal, S. P. (Eds.). (2001). Social work health and mental health: practice, research and programs. Part II Social Work in Health Care, Volume 34: Numbers 3 and 4. New York: Haworth Press.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Redman, D. (2000). Measuring client's satisfaction with self help agencies. Psychiatric Services, 51(9),1148-1152.

Segal, S. P. (1999). Social work in a managed care environment. International Journal of Social Welfare, 8, 47-55.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Gomory, T. (1998). Health status of long-term users of self help agencies. Health and Social Work, 23(1), 45-52.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., & Akutsu, P. (1998). Factors associated with involuntary return to a psychiatric emergency service within twelve months. Psychiatric Services, 49(9), 1212-1217.

Segal, S. P. (1998). The impact of managed care on the practice of psychotherapy, a review. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 25(2), 186-188.

Segal, S. P. (1997). Response to Fuller Torrey. Psychiatric Services, 48(5), 604.

Segal, S. P. Egley, L., & Watson, M., & Goldfinger, S. (1997). The quality of psychiatric emergency evaluations. Breakthrough, 1(3), 17-30.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1997). Program environments of self-help agencies.Journal of Mental Health Administration, 24(4), 456-464.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1997). Social networks and psychological disability and homeless users of SHAs. Social Work in Health Care, 25(3), 49-61.

Segal S. P., Tracy, L., & Silverman, C. (1997). Coping, catastrophic life events and disabling experiences among users of mental health self help agencies. Psychiatry in Medicine, 27(4), 350-351.

Segal, S. P. (1997). Outcome measurement systems in mental health: A program prospective. In E. J. Mullen and J. L. Magnabosco (Eds.), Outcomes measurement in the human services (pp. 149-159 . Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers.

Temkin, T., Silverman, C., & Segal, S. P. (1996). Making self-help work. The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 6(3), 4-5.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., & Akutsu, P. (1996). Quality of care and use of less restrictive alternatives in the psychiatric emergency service. Psychiatric Services, 47(6), 623-627.

Segal, S. P,. Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1996). Self help mental health programs. Breakthrough, 1(1), 23-34.

Silverman, C. J., & Segal, S. P. (l996). When neighbors complain: Correlates of neighborhood opposition to sheltered care facilities. Adult Residential Care Journal, 10(2), 137-148.

Segal, S. P., & Sawyer, D. (1996). Sheltered care facility size and the social integration of mentally ill adults. Adult Residential Care, 10(2), 75-87.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (Co-Editors). (1996). Self help. Special issue of The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 6(3).

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1995). Characteristics and service use of long-term members of self-help agencies for mental health clients. Psychiatric Services, 46(3), 269-274.

Segal, S. P. (1995). Deinstitutionalization. In Encyclopedia of Social Work (19th ed., pp. 704-712). Washington DC: NASW Press.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1995). Measuring empowerment in client-run self help agencies. Community Mental Health Journal, 31(3), 215-227.

Segal, S. P., Egley, L. Watson, M., Goldfinger, S. (1995). The quality of psychiatric emergency evaluations and patient outcomes in county hospitals. American Journal of Public Health, 85(10), 1429-1431.

Segal, S. P., Egley, L. Watson, M., Miller, L., & Goldfinger, S. (1995). Factors in the quality of patient evaluations in general hospital psychiatric emergency services. Psychiatric Services, 46(11), 1144-1149.

Segal, S. P., & Holschuh, J. (1995). Reciprocity in social networks of sheltered care residents. In R. K. Price, B. M., Shea, and H. N. Mookherjee (Eds.), Social psychiatry across cultures (pp. 73-86). New York: Plenum Press.

Segal, S. P., & Hwang, S. D. (1994). Licensure of sheltered-care facilities. Social Work, 39(1), 124-131.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (l994). Issues in self -help agency research. Innovations and Research, 3(1), 47-49.

Silverman, C. J., & Segal, S. P. (l994). Who belongs?: An analysis of ex-mental patient's subjective involvement in the neighborhood. Adult Residential Care Journal, 8(2), 103-113.

Segal, S. P., & Kotler, P. L. (1993). Sheltered-care residence and personal outcomes ten years later.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63(1), 80-91.

Segal, S. P., & VanderVoort, D. J. (1993). Daily hassles and health among persons with severe mental disabilities. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16(3), 27-40.

Segal, S. P., & VanderVoort, D. J. (1993). Daily hassles of persons with severe mental illness. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44(3), 276-278.

Segal, S. P., VanderVoort, D. J., & Liese, L. H. (1993). Residential status and the physical health of a mentally ill population. Health & Social Work, 18(3), 208-214.

Segal, S. P., & Silverman, C. (1993). The survival of sheltered care homes: facility and neighborhood contributions.Adult Residential Care Journal, 7(2), 88-103.

Watson, M. A., Segal, S. P., & Newhill, C. E. (1993). Police referral to psychiatric emergency services and its effect on disposition decisions. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44(11), 1085-1090.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1993). Empowerment and self-help agency practice for people with mental disabilities. Social Work, 38(6), 705-712.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C., & Temkin, T. (1993). Empowerment and self-help agency practice for people with mental disabilities. Social Work, 38(6), 705-712.

Segal, S. P., & Ben-Ari, A. (1992). Reductions in services for severely mentally disabled sheltered-care residents: A 12-year perspective. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16(1), 163-168.

Segal, S. P., Cohen, D., & Marder, S. (1992). Neuroleptic medication and prescription practices for mentally ill sheltered care residents. American Journal of Public Health, 82(6), 846-852.

Segal, S. P., Hines, A. M., & Florian, V. (1992). Early life experiences and residential stability: A ten-year perspective on sheltered care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 62(4), 535-544.

Segal, S. P. (1991). Civil commitment standard and patient mix in three countries. In K. Graziosi, E. Rebecchi, and V. Spinedi (Eds.), Psichiatria Senza Manicomi (p. 479). Bologna, Italy: Editrice CLUEB Bologna.

Segal, S. P., & Kotler, P. L. (1991). A ten-year perspective of mortality risk among mentally ill patients in sheltered care. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(7), 708-713.

Segal, S. P., Kotler, P. L., & Holschuh, J. (1991). Attitudes of sheltered care residents toward others with mental illness. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(11), 1138-1143.

Segal, S. P., & Liese, L. H. (1991). A ten-year perspective on three models of sheltered care. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(11), 1120-1124.

Segal, S. P., & Holschuh, J. (1991). Effects of sheltered care environments and resident characteristics on the development of social networks. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(11), 1125-1131.

Segal, S. P., & Choi, N. G. (1991). Factors affecting SSI support for sheltered care residents with serious mental illness. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(11), 1132-1137.

Segal, S. P., Hazan, A. R., & Kotler, P. (1990). Characteristics of sheltered-care facility operators in California in 1973 and 1985. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 41(11), 1245-1248.

Segal, S. P. (1990). Emergency care for the acute and severely mentally ill. In I. Marks and R. Scott (Eds.), Mental health care delivery (pp. 104-110). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Segal, S. P. (1989). Civil commitment standards and patient mix in England/Wales, Italy, and the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry , 146(2), 187-193.

Segal, S. P., & Kotler, P. L. (1989). Do we need board and care homes? Adult Residential Care Journal, 3(1), 24-32.

Segal, S. P., Silverman, C. J., & Baumohl, J. (1989). Seeking person-environment fit in community care placement. In W. R. Shadish, A. J., Lurigio, and D. A. Lewis (Eds.), Journal of Social Issues, 45(3), 49-64.

Segal, S. P., & Kotler, P. (1989). Community residential care. In D. Rochefort (Ed.), Mental health policy in the United States (pp. 237-266). New York: Greenwood Press.

Segal, S. P., & Moyles, E. A. (1988). Sheltered care: A typology of residential facilities. Adult Foster Care Journal, 2(2), 118-134.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., Goldfinger, S., & Averbuck, D. (1988). Civil commitment in the psychiatric emergency room: I. The assessment of dangerousness by emergency room clinicians. Archives of General Psychiatry, 45, 748-752.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., Goldfinger, S., & Averbuck, D. (1988). Civil commitment in the psychiatric emergency room: II. Mental disorder indicators and three dangerousness criteria. Archives of General Psychiatry, 45, 753-758.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M., Goldfinger, S., & Averbuck, D. (1988). Civil commitment in the psychiatric emergency room: III. Disposition as a function of mental disorder and dangerousness indicators.Archives of General Psychiatry, 45, 759-763.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1988). No place like home: Reflections on sheltering a diverse population. In C. J. Smith and J. A. Giggs (Eds.), Location and stigma: Contemporary perspectives on mental health and mental health care (pp. 249-263). Boston: Unwin & Hyman.

Segal, S. P. (1987). Deinstitutionalization. Encyclopedia of Social Work (18th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 367-382).

Segal, S. P., Watson, M. A., & Nelson, L. S. (1986). Indexing civil commitment in psychiatric emergency rooms. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,484, 56-69.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M. A., & Nelson, L. S. (1986). Consistency in the application of civil commitment standards in psychiatric emergency rooms. The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 125-148.

Segal, S. P., & Cohen, D. (l986). Research strategy, network, and process in a twelve-year longitudinal study. In J. P. Bowker and A. Rubin (Eds.), Studies on chronic mental illness: New horizons for social work researchers (pp. 154-172). Washington, DC: Council on Social Work Education.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1985). The community living room. Social Casework, 66(2), 111-116.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M. A., & Nelson, L. S. (1985). Application of involuntary admission criteria in psychiatric emergency rooms. Social Work, 30(2), 160-166.

Segal, S. P., Watson, M. A., & Nelson, L. S. (1985). Equity in the application of civil commitment criteria. In F. R. Lipton and S. M. Goldfinger (Eds.), Emergency psychiatry at the crossroads (pp. 93-106). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1984). Deinstitutionalization. In Supplement to the Encyclopedia of Social Work (17th ed., pp. 19-24). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers.

Segal, S. P., & Kaplan, M. S. (1984). One project and twenty-two reviews. Grants Magazine, 7(4), 216-224.

Segal, S. P., & Specht, H. (1983). A poorhouse in California, 1983: Oddity or prelude? Social Work, 28(4), 319-323.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1982). In search of a caring community: A typology of environments and their impacts. In H. Fishman (Ed.), Creativity and innovation: Challenge of the 80's (pp. 203-216). Davis, California: Pyramid Systems Press.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1982). Safe for madness: An argument for the spatial concentration of former mental patients. In H. Fishman (Ed.), Creativity and innovation: Challenge of the 80's (pp. 217-228). Davis, California: Pyramid Systems Press.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1982). The new chronic mental patient: Creation of an underserved population. In L. R. Snowden (Ed.), Services to the under-served, Sage Annual Review of Community Mental Health (pp. 95-116). Beverly Hills, California: Sage Publications.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1981). Social work practice in community mental health. Social Work, 26(1), 16-25.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1981). The prevention of social deterioration among community care residents. The Journal of Urban Psychiatry, 1(2), 26-30.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1981). Toward harmonious community care placement. In R. Budson (Ed.), Issues in community residential care (pp. 49-61). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1981). Community care as an alternative to mental hospital care: A perspective on social welfare in the 1980's. In J. Tseng-Lu Li et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sino American conference on social welfare development in the 1980's (pp. 462-467) . Taichung, Taiwan, ROC: Tunghai University.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1981). Toward harmonious community care placement. In R. Budson (Ed.), Issues in community residential care (pp. 49-61). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Segal, S. P., & Dille, L. E. (1980). Coping styles and factors in male/female social integration. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 61, 8-20.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1980). Engaging the disengaged: Proposals on madness and vagrancy.Social Work, 25, 358-365.

Segal, S. P., Baumohl, J., & Moyles, E. W. (1980). Neighborhood types and community reaction to the mentally ill: A paradox of intensity. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 24, 345-359.

Segal, S. P., Chandler, S., & Aviram, U. (1980). Antipsychotic drugs in community-based sheltered-care homes. Social Science and Medicine, 14A, 589-596.

Segal, S. P., & Baumohl, J. (1980). Factors in the receipt of therapeutic assistance in community care. Social Science and Medicine, 14A, 581-587.

Segal, S. P. (1980). Community care and human service responsiveness. Journal of the National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, 11(5), 18-21.

Segal, S. P. (1980). The impact of recent rehospitalization on community adjustment. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 27(3), 163-172.

Segal, S. P., Baumohl, J., & Moyles, E. W. (1980). Neighborhood types and community reaction to the mentally ill: A paradox of intensity. In J. Rabkin, L. Gelb, and J. Lazar (Eds.), Attitudes toward the mentally ill: Research perspectives. Rockville, Maryland: National Institute of Mental Health.

Segal, S. P., Dille, L. E., & Moyles, E. W. (1979). Congruent perceptions in the evaluation of community-care facilities. Community Psychology, 7, 60-68.

Segal, S. P. (1979). Sheltered-care needs. Health and Social Work, 4(2), 42-57.

Segal, S. P. (1979). Community care and deinstitutionalization: A review. Social Work, 24(6), 521-527.

Segal, S. P., & Aviram, U. (1979). Reintegrating the mentally ill in the community. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2(4), 499-506.

Segal, S. P., & Moyles, E. W. (1979). Management style and institutional dependency in sheltered care. Social Psychiatry, 14, 159-165.

Segal, S. P. (1978). Attitudes toward the mentally ill: A review. Social Work , 23(3), 211-217.

Segal, S. P. (1978). Reaction to Segal's literature review: Segal comments. Social Work, 14(6), 436, 516-517.

Segal, S. P. (1978). Issues in the utilization and evaluation of social work treatment. International Social Work, 21(1), 1-17.

Segal, S. P., & Aviram, U. (1978). The mentally ill in community-based sheltered care: A study of community care and social integration. New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Segal, S. P., & Aviram, U. (1978). The mentally ill in community-based sheltered care: A technical supplement on study methodology, 1972-1977. Berkeley, CA: University of California.

Aviram, U., & Segal, S. P. (1977). From hospital to community care: The change in the mental health treatment system in California. Community Mental Health Journal, 3(2), 158-167.

Segal, S. P., Baumohl, J., & Johnson, E. (1977). Falling through the cracks: Mental disorder and social margin in a young vagrant population. Social Problems, 24(3), 387-400

Segal, S. P., & Aviram, U. (1976). Transition from mental hospital to community. In Social welfare forum 1975 pp. 121-130. New York: Columbia University Press.

Trute, B., & Segal, S. P. (1976). Census tract predictors and the social integration of sheltered-care residents. Social Psychiatry, 11(4), 153-161.

Segal, S. P., & Aviram, U. (1976). Community-based sheltered care. In Ahmed and Plog (Eds.), State mental hospitals: What happens when they close? (pp. 111-124). New York: Plenum Publishing Corp.

Segal, S. P. (1976). Individual characteristics affecting the sheltered care needs of the mentally ill. USDHEW (Ed.),Community living arrangements for the mentally ill: Issues and options for public policy (pp. 1-8). Washington, DC: USDHEW.

Segal, S. P. (1975). Inclusion and exclusion: Crosscurrents in community-based sheltered care for the mentally ill. In R. Hetherington and C. Hamm (Eds.), Proceedings of a conference on the closing of state hospitals, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Segal, S. P. (1974). Life in board and care: Its political and social context. Proceedings of a Conference on the Closing of State Hospitals (pp. 141-151). Menlo Park, California: Plog Research Corporation and Stanford Research Institute.

Aviram, U., & Segal, S. P. (1973). The exclusion of the mentally ill: Reflection on an old problem in a new context. Archives of General Psychiatry. Arc Gen Psychiatry, 29 , 126-131.

Gruenberg, E. D., Turns, D., Segal, S. P., & Solomon, M. (1972). Social breakdown syndrome: Environmental and host factors associated with chronicity. American Journal of Public Health.Health and Social Work, 4(2), 91-94.

Segal, S. P. (1972). Research on the outcome of social work therapeutic interventions: A review of the literature. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 13, 3-17.

Segal, S. P., & Burgess, P. Preventing psychiatric hospitalization and involuntary outpatient commitment.Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.

Segal, S. P. Self Help Groups. Social Work Encyclopedia.

Segal, S.P. Deinstitutionalization. Social Work Encyclopedia

Adrian Aguilera

Assistant Professor

ADRIAN AGUILERA is assistant professor at the School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Aguilera’s current research interests focus on utilizing digital health and mobile technologies to improve health and mental healthcare of low-income and ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino and Spanish speaking populations. He is also interested in understanding how culture and socioeconomic status influence mental health and mental health treatment.

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Aguilera is currently developing and testing the impact of an automated text messaging intervention to improve engagement with depression treatment in a public sector setting.

Research/Expertise

  • Culture and SES and Mental Health
  • Mental Health Services Research in Low-Income Populations
  • Latino and Minority Mental Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression
  • Mobile Technology (mHealth) and Mental Health
  • Digital health

Current Projects

In the News

Expanded Publications

Aguilera, A., & Lyles, C.R. (2017) The Case for Jointly Targeting Diabetes and Depression Among Vulnerable Patients Using Digital Technology. JMIR Diabetes. 

Bruehlman-Senecal, E., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M. (2017) Phone-based mood ratings prospectively predict psychotherapy attendance in a public hospital clinic. Behavior Therapy.

Suffoletto, B., & Aguilera, A. (2016). Expanding Adolescent Depression Prevention Through Simple Communication Technologies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(4), 373-374.

Vázquez, M. Y. G., Sexto, C. F., Rocha, Á., & Aguilera, A. (2016). Mobile Phones and Psychosocial Therapies with Vulnerable People: a First State of the Art. Journal of medical systems, 40(6), 1-12.

DeMasi, O., Aguilera, A., Recht, B. (2016) Detecting Change in Depressive Symptoms from Daily Wellbeing Questions, Personality, and Activity. Wireless Health 2016, Washington, D.C.

Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., & Leykin, Y. (2015). Daily mood ratings via text message as a proxy for clinic based depression assessment. Journal of affective disorders, 175, 471-474.

Aguilera, A. (2015). Digital Technology And Mental Health Interventions: Opportunities And Challenges. ARBOR Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura, 191(771), 10-3989.

Aguilera, A., & Berridge, C. (2014). Qualitative Feedback From a Text Messaging Intervention for Depression: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Cultural Differences. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2(4).

Campos, B., Ullman, J., Aguilera, A., Dunkel-Schetter, C. (2014). Familism and psychological health: The intervening role of closeness and social support. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(2), 191-201: doi: 10.1037/a0034094

Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Prompting Depression Treatment Seeking among Smokers: A Comparison of Participants from Six Countries in an Internet Stop Smoking RCT. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31(3), 238-247.

Breitborde, N.J.K., Lopez, S.R., Aguilera, A., Kopelowicz, A. (2013). Perceptions of Efficacy, Expressed Emotion: The Case of Emotional Over-involvement. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 201(8).

Aguilera, A., & Muench, F. (2012). There’s an app for that: Information technology applications for cognitive behavioral practitioners. The Behavior Therapist. 35(4), 65-73.

Morris, M. E., & Aguilera, A. (2012). Mobile, Social, and Wearable Computing and the Evolution of Psychological Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 43(6), 622

Muñoz, R. F., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2012). From online randomized controlled trials to participant preference studies: Morphing the San Francisco stop smoking site into a worldwide smoking cessation resource. Journal of Medical Internet Research.14(1):e5.

Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L.D., Perez-Stable, E., Muñoz, R.F. (2012). Interpreting the outcomes of automated Internet-based trials: Example of an international smoking cessation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.14(1):e5.

Aguilera, A., Leykin, Y., Adler, N., Muñoz, R.F. (2012). Individual and community SES effects on Smoking, Depression, and Obesity. American Journal of Community Psychology. 50(1-2), 211-6

Aguilera, A. & Muñoz, R.F.  (2011) Text messaging as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy: A feasibility/usability pilot study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 42(6), 472-478

Leykin, Y., Torres, L.D, Aguilera, A., Muñoz, R.F. (2010). Factor structure of the CES-D in a sample of Spanish- and English-speaking smokers on the Internet. Psychiatry Research, 185(1-2), 30.

Aguilera, A., Lopez, S.R., Breitborde, N.J.K, Kopelowicz, A., Zarate, R. (2010). Expressed emotion, sociocultural context and the course of schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), 875-85.

Aguilera, A., Garza, M.J., Munoz, R.F. (2010). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Spanish: Culture Sensitive Manualized Treatment in Practice. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(8), 857.

Lopez, S.R., Lara, M.C., Kopelowicz, A., Solano, S., Foncerrada, H., Aguilera, A. (2009). La CLAve to increase psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking community residents and family caregivers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 12.

Aguilera, A., Lopez, S.R. (2008). Community determinants of Latinos’ use of mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 59(4), 408.

Paul Sterzing

Assistant Professor

PAUL STERZING is an assistant professor at the School of Social Welfare and a graduate of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Sterzing is currently the Co-Chair of the MSW Program, Co-Director of the Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare, a faculty affiliate with the Gender and Women Studies Department, and a research affiliate with the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (Washington University in St. Louis).

Dr. Sterzing is the PI on a three-year study entitled "SpeakOut," which is funded by the National Institute of Justice (2013-IJ-CX-0029; $456,606). SpeakOut identified the polyvictimization rates (i.e., experiencing 15 or more different types of victimization across childhood and adolescence) for a large, national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents (N=1,177). The study utilized an online survey advertised through Facebook and LGBTQ youth organizations from across the country. This study is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of more than 40 different forms of victimization across multiple contexts (e.g., home, school, community) and perpetrators (e.g., parents, siblings, peers, dating partners).

Additionally, this study introduced two new family typologies — homo/transpositive microaffirming and homo/transnegative microaggressing — to explain differential rates of internalizing problems, peer rejection, extrafamilial victimization, and polyvictimization. Overall, SpeakOut has shown us that sexual and gender minority adolescents in families with high-levels of microaggressions, violence, and non-violent adversity are at greater risk for polyvictimization, with posttraumatic stress functioning as the primary mechanism bridging familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization. These findings suggest addressing trauma symptoms related to family experiences of microaggressions, violence, and non-violent adversity can reduce rates of peer rejection, extrafamilial victimization, and polyvictimization for vulnerable adolescent population. The long-term goals of the project are to inform new policies, practices, and interventions that endeavor to prevent and reduce rates of victimization for this adolescent population.

Research/Expertise

  • Polyvictimization of vulnerable adolescents
  • Bullying involvement roles and peer rejection
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity microaggressions
  • Impact of family-level homo/transpositivity and homo/trannegativity on mental health and extrafamilial forms of victimization
  • Impact of mental and behavioral health problems on rates of revictimization

Teaching

COURSES

  • MSW: Theories for Multi-Level Practice (SW 200)
  • MSW: Seminar in Social Welfare Research (SW 282a / SW 282b)
  • Doctoral: Group Study in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Research (SW 298)

Current Projects

In the News

SpeakOut - National LGBTQ Youth Victimization Study
SpeakOut - Importance of the Study
SpeakOut Consent Video

Awards/Honors

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award, Society for Social Work and Research"Risk and Protective Factors for Bullying Victimization among Sexual Minority Youths."

Curriculum Vitae

Valerie Shapiro

Assistant Professor

VALERIE B. SHAPIROPhD, is an assistant professor and the Co-Director of the Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as an analyst for the Social Development Research Group as well as the Devereux Center for Resilient Children.

Dr. Shapiro’s research is in the prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and youth through the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of effective prevention practices. In order to promote the use of effective prevention practice, her scholarship focuses on how to (1) set the stage for communities to adopt and sustain a science-based approach to prevention, (2) implement programs successfully, and (3) assess youth outcomes in routine practice. She serves on the steering committee of the Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health that produced the National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper entitled “Unleashing the Power of Prevention.” She is currently studying the implementation of Social Emotional Learning practices in school and out-of-school time (OST) settings.

Dr. Shapiro has been a Society of Social Work Research Dissertation Fellow (2012), Child Intervention, Prevention, & Services (CHIPS) Fellow (2013), and a Hellman Foundation Fellow (2014). She was also the sole recipient of the 2014 Prytanean Faculty Prize, recognized for demonstrated scholarly achievement, distinguished teaching, and success as a role model for students at UC Berkeley. Dr. Shapiro has published in prominent interdisciplinary journals such as the Journal of Adolescent HealthPrevention ScienceSchool Psychology Quarterly, and the American Journal of Community Psychology, as well as well-regarded Social Work journals including Social Work Research, the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, and Social Work Research & Practice. Her research has been supported by the Berkeley Faculty Research Fund, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program, and the Stuart Foundation, as well as through institutional grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Health Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Program. 

Dr. Shapiro has also been recognized by GADE (2012) for Leadership and Service to Doctoral Education in Social Work, holds an LSW, and is a Department of Education Certified School Social Worker.

For an indication of scholarly impact, see Google Scholar Profile

List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) posed by current and prospective students.

Research/Expertise

  • Adoption, Implementation, and Sustainability of Effective Prevention Practices
  • Strength-Based Screening and Assessment in Schools and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Coalition-Based Models for Community Decision-Making to Prevent Mental, Emotional and Behavior Problems in Young People

Teaching

COURSES:

Courses taught: 2015-2016

MENTORING ACTIVITIES:

Postdoctoral Scholars: Sarah Accomazzo (PhD in Social Welfare, Berkeley 2014), B.K. Elizabeth Kim (PhD in Social Welfare, University of Washington 2014)

Dissertation Supervisory Committee: Sarah Accomazzo (Social Welfare); Kelly Whitaker (Social Welfare); Pamela Vandekamp (Education); Brenda Carrillo (Education); 

Qualifying Exam Supervisory Committee: Kelly Whitaker (Social Welfare); Kyla Johnson-Trammell (Education); Wendy Wiegmann (Social Welfare); Leah Faw (Education); Kate Cordell (Social Welfare); Ellen Cook (Education); Heliana Ramirez (Social Welfare); Pamela Vandekamp (Education); Brenda Carrillo (Education); Julia Hernandez (Social Welfare); 

Graduate Student Fellowship Supervisor: Joe Roscoe (Social Welfare); Leah Jacobs (Social Welfare); Heliana Ramirez (Social Welfare)

Graduate Student Thesis/Capstone Supervisory Committee: Christina Jeffery (MSW/MPH)

Undergraduate Student Honors Thesis Supervisor: Mariya Mykhaylova (Social Welfare)

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Supervisor: Ferdose Idris (University of Washington Sociology Major); Jordan Johnson (New York University Psychology Major)

Current Projects

In the News

Expanded Publications

Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Robitaille, J.L., & LeBuffe, P.A. (In Press). Protective factor screening for prevention practice: Sensitivity and specificity of the DESSA-Mini. School Psychology Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/spq0000181.

Chain, J., Shapiro, V.B., LeBuffe, M.A., & Bryson, A.M. (2017). Academic achievement of American Indian and Alaska Native students: Does social emotional competence reduce the impact of poverty? American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 24(1), 1-29.

Shapiro, V.B., Hudson, K.D., & Downey, M.M. (2017). Institutional expectations, opportunities, and interest in the professoriate: A mixed methods examination of satisfaction among doctoral students in social work. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(3), 520-534.

Accomazzo, S., Shapiro, V.B., Israel, N. & Kim, B.K.E. (2017). Strengths of youth in a public behavioral health system: Measurement choices, prevalence rates, and group differences. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 44(2), 274-288.

Shapiro, V.B., Accomazzo, S., & Robitaille, J.L. (2017). In the same ballpark or a whole new ball game? Staff as raters of youth behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(4), 1051-1055.

Hudson, K.D., Shapiro, V.B., Ebiner, I.A., Berenberg, A., & Bacher, N. (2017). Preparing Tomorrow’s Professoriate: An Examination of Social Justice Language in Social Work PhD Program Manuals. Social Work Education, 36(4), 443-455.

Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Accomazzo, S. & Roscoe, J.N. (2016). Predictors of rater bias in the assessment of Social Emotional Competence. International Journal of Emotional Education, 8(2), 25-44. 

Hawkins, J.D., Jenson, J.M., DeVylder, J., Catalano, R.F., Botvin, G. J., Fraser, M.W., Bender, K.A., Shapiro, V.B., & Bumbarger, B. (2016). Policy Recommendations for Meeting the Grand Challenge to Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth (Policy Belief). American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Fleming, J.L., & LeBuffe, P.A. (2016). Efficient methodologies for monitoring fidelity in routine implementation: Lessons from the Allentown Social Emotional Learning Initiative. Implementation Science, 11(Suppl 1): A83.

Whitaker, K. Shapiro, V.B., & Shields, J.P. (2016). School-based Protective Factors Related to Suicide for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(1): 63-68.

Cackler, C.J.J., Shapiro, V.B., Lahiff, M. (2016). Female sterilization and poor mental health: Rates and relatedness among American Indian and Alaska Native women. Women’s Health Issues, 26(2), 168-175.

Simmons, C.A., Shapiro, V.B., Accomazzo, S., & Manthey, T.J. (2016). Strengths-Based Social Work: A Meta-Theory to Guide Social Work Research and Practice. In N. Coady & P. Lehmann (Eds.), Theoretical perspectives for direct social work practice (3rd edition, pp. 131-154). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Shapiro, V.B., Accomazzo, S., Claassen, J., & Fleming, J.L. (2015). The choices, challenges, and lessons learned from a multi-method social-emotional / character assessment in an out of school time setting. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice,  10(3): 32-45.

Shapiro, V.B., Hawkins, J.D. & Oesterle, S. (2015). Building local infrastructure for community adoption of science-based prevention: The role of coalition functioning. Prevention Science, 16(8), 1136-1146.

Hawkins, J. D., Jenson, J. M., Catalano, R., Fraser, M. W., Botvin, G. J., Shapiro, V.B., Brown, C. H., Beardslee, W., Brent, D., Leslie, L. K., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Shea, P., Shih, A., Anthony, E., Haggerty, K. P., Bender, K., Gorman-Smith, D., Casey, E., & Stone, S. (2015).Unleashing the power of prevention (Discussion Paper). Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

Kim, B.K.E., Oesterle, S. Hawkins, J.D., & Shapiro, V.B. (2015). Assessing Sustained Effects of Communities That Care On Youth Protective Factors. Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research, 6(4), 565-589.

Shapiro, V.B. (2015). Resilience: Have we not gone far enough? A response to Larry E. Davis. Social Work Research, 39(1): 7-10.

Fagan, A.A., Hawkins, J.D., & Shapiro, V.B. (2015). Taking SEL to Scale in Schools: The Role of Community Coalitions. In J.A. Durlak, C.E. Domitrovich, R.P. Weissberg, & T.P. Gullotta (Eds.). Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice. New York: Guilford.

Shapiro, V.B., Oesterle, S., & Hawkins, J.D. (2015). Relating coalition capacity to the adoption of science-based prevention in communities:  Evidence from a randomized trial of Communities That Care. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55(1-2): 1-12.

Brown, L.D., Feinberg, M.E., Shapiro, V.B., Greenberg, M.T. (2015). Reciprocal relations between coalition functioning and program implementation support. Prevention Science, 16(1), 101-109. [PMC4051854]

Shapiro, V.B., Hudson, K.D., Moylan, C.A., & Derr, A.S. (2015). Changing organizational routines in doctoral education: An intervention to infuse social justice into a social welfare curriculum. Arbor, 191 (771), a202 1-15.

Hawkins, J.D., Jenson, J.M., Catalano, R.F., Fraser, M.W., Botvin, G.J., Shapiro, V.B., Bender, K.A., Brown, H., Beardslee, W., Brent, D., Leslie, L.K., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Shea, P., Shih, A., Anthony, E.K., Haggerty, K.P., Gorman-Smith, D., Casey, E., Stone, S., & the Coalition for Behavioral Health. (2015). Unleashing the Power of Prevention. American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare Grand Challenge Initiative. Paper No. 10.

Brown, E.C., Hawkins, J.D., Rhew, I.C., Shapiro, V.B., Abbott, R.D., Oesterle, S., Arthur, M.W., Briney, J.S., & Catalano, R.F. (2014). Prevention System Mediators of Communities That Care Effects on Youth Outcomes. Prevention Science, 15(5): 623-632. [PMC3884024]

Hudson, K.D., Shapiro, V.B., Moylan, C.A., Garcia, A., & Derr, A.S. (2014). Infusing social justice into doctoral programs of Social Welfare: An incremental approach. Journal of Social Work Education, 50(3): 559-567.

Smith, G.T., Shapiro, V.B., Sperry, R.W., & LeBuffe, P.A. (2014). A strengths-based approach to supervised visitation in child welfare. Child Care in Practice, 20(1), 98–119.

Shapiro, V.B., Oesterle, S., Abbott, R.D., Arthur, M.W., & Hawkins, J.D. (2013). Measuring dimensions of coalition functioning for effective and participatory community practice. Social Work Research, 37(4), 349-359. [PMC3999977]

Shapiro, V.B., Hawkins, J.D., Oesterle, S., Monahan, K.C., Brown, E.C., & Arthur, M.W. (2013). Variation in the effect of Communities That Care on community adoption of a scientific approach to prevention. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 4(3), 154-164. [PMC3848955]

Haggerty, K.P. & Shapiro, V.B. (2013). Science-based prevention through Communities That Care: A model of social work practice for public health. Journal of Social Work in Public Health, 28:3-4, 349-365. [PMC3711473]

Naglieri, J.A., LeBuffe, P.A., & Shapiro, V.B. (2013). Assessment of social-emotional competencies related to resilience. In S. Goldstein & R. Brooks (Eds.), Handbook of Resilience in Children. NY, NY: Kluwer/Academic Press.

Gloppen, K.M., Arthur, M.W., & Hawkins, J.D., & Shapiro, V.B. (2012). Sustainability of the Communities That Care prevention system by coalitions participating in the Community Youth Development Study.Journal of Adolescent Health (51), 259–264. [PMC3428591]

LeBuffe, P.A., Naglieri, J.A., & Shapiro, V.B. (2012). The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment – Second Step Edition (DESSA-SSE) Assessment, Technical Manual, and User’s Guide. Lewisville, NC: Kaplan.

Ohmer, M.L, Sobeck, J., Wallace, J.M. & Shapiro, V.B., Teixeri, S.N. (2012). Community based research. In M.O. Weil (Ed.), The Handbook of Community Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Naglieri, J.A., LeBuffe, P.A., & Shapiro, V.B. (2011). Universal screening for social emotional competencies: A study of the reliability and validity of the DESSA-mini. Psychology in the Schools, 48(7): 660-671.

Naglieri, J.A., LeBuffe, P.A., & Shapiro, V.B. (2011/2014). The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment - Mini (DESSA-Mini) Assessment, Technical Manual, and User’s Guide. Charlotte, NC: Apperson, Inc

Hawkins, J.D., Shapiro, V.B., & Fagan, A.A. (2010). Disseminating effective community prevention practices: Opportunities for social work education. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(5), 518-527. [PMC20299164]

Hill, K.G., Hawkins, J.D., Bailey, J.A., Catalano, R.F., Abbott, R.D., & Shapiro, V.B. (2010). Person-environment interaction in the prediction of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 110, 62-69. [PMC2885447]

LeBuffe, P.A., Shapiro, V.B., & Naglieri, J.A. (2009/2014). The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) Assessment, Technical Manual, and User’s Guide. Charlotte, NC: Apperson, Inc.  

LeBuffe, P.A. & Shapiro, V.B. (2008). Supporting parent-professional collaboration through strength-based assessment. In C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. Friedman (Eds.). A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, 20, 263-266.

Shapiro, V.B. & LeBuffe, P.A. (2007). Strengths that matter: An empirical investigation of elementary school student success. In C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. Friedman (Eds.). A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, 19, 107-110.

Shapiro, V.B. & LeBuffe, P.A. (2006). Using protective factors in practice: Lessons learned about resilience from a study of children aged five to thirteen. In B.M. Lester, A.S. Masten, & B. McEwen (Eds.). Resilience in Children. Annals of the New York Academy of the Sciences, 1094, 350-353.

Nickerson, A.B., Brosof, A.M., & Shapiro, V.B. (2004). Predicting positive outcomes for students with Emotional Disturbance. California School Psychologist, 9, 39-49.

LeBuffe, P.A. & Shapiro, V.B. (2004). Lending ‘strength’ to the assessment of preschool social-emotional health. California School Psychologist, 9, 51-61.

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