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Jeffrey L. Edleson

Dean and Harry & Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services

JEFFREY EDLESON is dean and the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services in the School of Social Welfare. He was a professor of social work at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for 29 years before joining Berkeley in 2012 and the founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

A leading expert in domestic violence, Dr. Edleson's current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. His work also focuses on international parental abduction in cases of domestic violence and the evaluation of interventions and policies on family violence. His body of publications comprises more than 130 articles and 12 books.

Dr. Edleson is currently serving as the President of the California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD) of Social Work Programs. His other recent appointments include the National Institute of Justice Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women as well as the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

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Research/Expertise

  • Program Evaluation
  • Family Violence
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Engaging Men
  • Violence Prevention

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Awards/Honors

2016  Edleson appointed to the Harry & Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services at Berkeley Social Welfare

2016 Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

2016 Edleson named one of a dozen highest impact scholars in social work in a new study by Hodge, Krener & Vaughn (2016) appearing in Research on Social Work Practice.

2015 Society for Social Work Research Book Award: Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law: The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention, co-authored with Taryn Lindhorst 

Expanded Publications

Claire M. Renzetti,  Jeffrey L. Edleson and Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women (third edition). Sage Publications, 2018.

Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2016)(Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women, 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (1st edition published in 2001, 2nd in 2011)

Edleson, J.L., Lindhorst, T. & Kanuha, V.K. (2016). Ending Gender-Based Violence: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. Baltimore, MD: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

Storer, H.L., Casey, E.A., Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2016). Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work. Violence Against Women, 22, 249-268.

Walsh, T.N., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (In press). Engaging men in violence prevention. In Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women, 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kiesel, L., Piescher, K., Edleson, J. (In press). The relationship between child maltreatment, intimate partner violence exposure, and academic performance. Journal of Public Child Welfare.

Carlson, J., Kendall, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2015/16). Becoming a good father: The developmental engine of first-time fatherhood. Fathering, 13, 182-202.

Carlson, J., Casey, E., Edleson, J.L., Tolman, R.M., Walsh, T.B. & Kimball, E. (2015). Strategies to engage men and boys in violence prevention: A global organizational perspective. Violence Against Women, 21, 1406-1425.

Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Kimball, E. (2014). First-time fathers’ experiences of and desires for formal support: A multiple lens perspective. Fathering 12(3).

Kimball, E., Edleson, J.L., Tolman, R.M., Neugut, T. & Carlson, J. (2013). Global efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women: An international survey. Violence Against Women, 19, 924-939.

Edleson, J.L. (2012). Groupwork with men who batter: What the research literature indicates. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Kimball, E., Nguyen, H.T. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Using the Honor Our Voices Curriculum in Social Work Education. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota (manuscript submitted for publication).

Nguyen, H.T., Edleson, J.L. & Kimball, E. (2012). Honor our voices: A strength-based approach to supporting children exposed to domestic violence. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 25, 49-57.

Casey, E., Carlson, J., Fraguela-Rios, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T.B., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Context, challenges, and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: An ecological approach. Men and Masculinities, 16, 228-251.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Roffman, R. A., Zegree, J., Edleson, J. L., & O'Rourke, A. (2011). A Telephone Intervention for Substance-Using Adult Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 43-56.

Kiesel, L.R., Piescher, K.N. & Edleson, J.L. (2011). Direct and Indirect Child Exposure to Violence: Effects on Academic Performance and Disability. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota (manuscript submitted for publication).

Veneski, W.M., Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (2011). U.S. judicial implementation of the Hague Convention in cases alleging domestic violence. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 62, 1- 21.

Witt, J.L. & Edleson, J.L. (2011). The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA): Providing research, education and access to information on violence against women and children.Violence Against Women, 17, 1207-1219.

Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2011)(Eds.). Companion reader on violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Intervening with men for violence prevention. In Renzetti, C., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2nd Edition (pp. 351-367). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Neugut, T.B., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2010). Children exposed to domestic violence: Prevention approaches with mothers and fathers. In Alexander, S., Alexander, R. & Guterman, N. (Eds.). Prevention of child maltreatment. St. Louis, MO: G.W. Medical Publishing.

Renzetti, C.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2008)(Eds.). Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (Vols. 1-2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

LaLiberte, T., Bills, J., Shin, N. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Child welfare professionals' responses to domestic violence exposure among children. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1640- 1647.

Edleson, J.L. & Williams, O.J. (2007)(Eds.). Parenting by men who batter women: New directions for assessment and intervention. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Walker, D., Neighbors, C., Mbilinyi, L.F., O’Rourke, A., Zegree, J., Roffman, R.A. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Evaluating the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the Perpetrator: The Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire (PCDVQ). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 1684-1698.

Bergen, R.K., Edleson, J.L. & Renzetti, C.M. (2005)(Eds.). Violence against women: Classic papers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Mbilinyi, L.F., O'Rourke, A., Edleson, J. L., Zegree, J., & Roffman, R. A. (2010). Normative misperceptions of abuse among perpetrators of intimate partner violence.Violence Against Women, 16, 370-386.

Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Battered mothers, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

Mbilinyi, L., Walker, D., Neighbors, C., Roffman, R., Zegree, J., & Edleson, J. (2009). Motivating Substance-Involved Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence to Seek Treatment: A Focus on Fathers. In R. Maiuro & C. Murphy (Eds). Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change in Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 181-198). New York: Springer Publishing.

Lee, H.Y., Lightfoot, E. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Child protection services and adult domestic violence: The role of the child’s biological relationship to the perpetrator. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1189-1197.

Edleson, J.L., Shin, N. & Johnson Armendariz, K.K. (2008). Measuring children’s exposure to domestic violence: The development and testing of the Child Exposure to Domestic Violence (CEDV) Scale.Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 502-521.

Parker, T., Collins, M., Rogers, K. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Danger Zone: Battered mothers and their children in supervised visitation. Violence Against Women, 14, 1313-1325.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Zegree, J., Roffman, R.A., Walker, D.D, Neighbors, C. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Development of a marketing campaign to recruit non-adjudicated and untreated abusive men for a brief telephone intervention. Journal of Family Violence, 23(5), 342-351.

Roffman, R.A., Edleson, J.L., Neighbors, C., Mbilinyi, L. & Walker, D.D (2008). The Men’s Domestic Abuse Check-up: A Protocol for Reaching the Non-adjudicated and Untreated Man Who Batters and Abuses Substances. Violence Against Women, 14, 589-605.

Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Edleson, J.L., Roffman, R.A. & Mbilinyi, L. (2008). Selfdetermination theory and motivational enhancement treatment: Complementary models to elicit voluntary engagement by partner-abusive men. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 126-136.

Edleson, J.L., Silverman, J., Griffiths, J., Banks, D. & Malik, N.M. (2008). Collaborating for family safety: The Greenbook national demonstration initiative and its results. American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence e-Newsletter, 12.

Shin, N. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). A new scale for assessing child exposure to domestic violence.Protecting Children, 22, 6-9.

Edleson, J.L. (2007). Coordinated community responses in the United States: Promoting safety for battered women and their children. Libro de actas I Congreso Internacional sobre Violencia de Genero (pp. 128-139). Valencia, Spain: Toerlanciacero.

Edleson, J.L., Ellerton, A.L., Seagren, E.A., Schmidt, S.O., Kirchberg, S.L. & Ambrose, A.T. (2007). Assessing child exposure to adult domestic violence. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 961-971.

Hazen, A.L., Connelly, C.D., Edleson, J.L., Kelleher, K.J., Landsverk, J.A., Coben, J.H., Barth, R.P., McGeehan, J., Rolls, J.A. & Nuszkowski, M.A. (2007). Assessment of intimate partner violence by child welfare services. Child and Youth Services Review, 29, 490-500.

Gewirtz, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2007). Young children’s exposure to adult domestic violence: Towards a risk and resilience framework for research and intervention. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 151-163.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Edleson, J.L., Beeman, S.K. & Hagemeister, A.K. (2007). What happens to children when their mothers are battered? Results from a four city anonymous telephone survey. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 309-317.

Edleson, J.L. (2006). Emerging responses to children exposed to domestic violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Edleson, J.L., Gassman-Pines, J. Y& Hill, M.B. (2006). Defining child exposure to domestic violence as neglect: Minnesota’s difficult experience. Social Work, 51, 167-174.

Edleson, J.L. (2006). A response system for children exposed to domestic violence: Public policy in support of best practices. In Feerick, M. & Silverman, G.B. (Eds.). Children Exposed to Violence (pp. 191-211). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

English, D.J., Edleson, J.L. & Herrick, M.E. (2005). Domestic violence in one state's child protective caseload: A study of differential case dispositions and outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 1183-1201.

Kohl, P.L., Edleson, J.L., English, D.J. & Barth, R.P. (2005). Domestic violence and pathways into child welfare services: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 1167-1182.

Shetty, S. & Edleson, J.L. (2005). Adult domestic violence in cases of international parental child abduction. Violence Against Women, 11, 115-138.

Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2004). Children exposed to domestic violence in the child protection system: Policy issues. In Danis, F.S. & Lockhart, L.L. (Eds.). Breaking the silence in social work education: Domestic violence modules for foundation courses (pp. 34-39). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Daro, D., Edleson, J.L. & Pinderhughes, H. (2004). Finding common ground in the study of child maltreatment, youth violence, and adult domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 282-298.

Edleson, J.L. (2004). Should childhood exposure to adult domestic violence be defined as child maltreatment under the law? In Jaffe, P.G., Baker, L.L. & Cunningham, A. (Eds.) Protecting children from domestic violence: Strategies for community intervention (pp. 8-29). New York, NY: Guilford.

Edleson, J.L., Mbilinyi, L.F., Beeman, S.K. & Hagemeister, A.K. (2003). How children are involved in adult domestic violence: Results from a four city telephone survey. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(1), 18-32.

Edleson, J.L. & Bible, A.L. (2001). Collaborating for women’s safety: Partnerships between research and practice. In Renzetti, C., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women (pp. 73-95). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Edleson, J.L. (2001). Studying the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and woman battering in families. In Graham-Bermann, S.A. & Edleson, J.L. (Eds.). Domestic violence in the lives of children: The future of research, intervention and social policy (pp. 91-110). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Beeman, S., Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2001). Case assessment and service receipt in families experiencing both child maltreatment and woman battering. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 437-458.

Mbilinyi, L., Hagemeister, A.K., Edleson, J.L. & Beeman, S.K. (2000). Social work response to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and woman abuse in families. In N.T. Tan & E. Envall (Eds.). Social work around the world (pp. 152-164). Switzerland: International Federation of Social Workers.

Beeman, S., Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1999). Child protection and domestic violence services: From conflict to collaboration. Child Maltreatment, 4(2), 116-126.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). The overlap between child maltreatment and woman battering. Violence Against Women, 5(2), 134-154.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). Children's witnessing of adult domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14(8), 839-870.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). Problems associated with children's witnessing of domestic violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). The overlap between child maltreatment and woman abuse. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1998). Predicting children's domestic violence service participation and completion. Research in Social Work Practice, 8(6), 698-712.

Edleson, J.L (1996). "Let's get out. I can't stand it here anymore." In B. Sipe & E.J. Hall (Eds.). I am not your victim (pp. 273-279). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tolman, R.M., Edleson, J.L. & Fendrich, M. (1996). The applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior to abusive men's cessation of violent behavior. Violence & Victims, 11, 341-354.

Edleson, J.L. (1996). Controversy and change in batterers' programs. In J.L. Edleson & Z.C. Eisikovits (Eds.) Future interventions with battered women and their families (pp. 154-169). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Choi, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1996). Social disapproval of wife assaults: A national survey of Singapore.Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 27, 73-88.

Schechter, S. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). In the best interest of women and children: A call for collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence constituencies. Protecting Children, 11(3), 6-11.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Intervention for men who batter: A review of research. In S. Stith and M.A. Straus (eds.). Partner violence: Prevalence, causes, consequences and solutions (pp. 262-273). Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.

Choi, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Advocating legal intervention in wife assaults: Results from a national survey of Singapore. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 10, 243-258.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Process and outcome in small groups for children of battered women. In E. Peled, P.G. Jaffe, and J.L. Edleson (Eds.). Ending the cycle of violence: Community responses to children of battered women. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.

Edleson, J.L. & Choi, A. (1994). Social work intervention with wife assaults in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 4, 93-103.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1994). Advocacy for battered women: A national survey. Journal of Family Violence, 9, 285-296.

Haj-Yahia, M.M. & Edleson, J.L. (1994). The use of conflict resolution tactics among engaged Arab-Palestinian men in Israel. Journal of Family Violence, 9, 47-62.

Eisikovits, Z.C., Guttmann, E., Sela-Amit, M. and Edleson, J.L. (1993). Woman battering in Israel: The relative contributions of relationship adjustment, conflict, and social support. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63, 313-317.

Edleson, J.L. & Tan, N.T. (1993). Conflict and family violence: The tale of two families. In P. Boss, W.J. Doherty, R. LaRossa, W.R. Schumm, and S.K. Steinmetz (Eds.) Sourcebook of family theories and methodology: A contextual approach (pp. 382-384). New York: Plenum.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1992). Multiple perspectives on groupwork with children of battered women. Violence & Victims, 7, 327-346.

Syers, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1992). The combined effects of coordinated intervention in woman abuse.Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7, 490-502.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z.C. & Peled, E. (1992). A model for analyzing societal responses to woman battering: Israel as a case in point. International Social Work, 35, 19-33.

Edleson, J.L. & Syers, M. (1991). The effects of group treatment for men who batter: An 18-month follow-up study. Research in Social Work Practice, 1, 227-243.

Edleson, J.L. & Frank, M. (1991). Rural interventions in woman battering: One state's strategies.Families in Society, 72, 543-551.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z.C., Guttmann, E. & Sela-Amit, M. (1991). Cognitive and interpersonal factors in woman abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 6, 167-180.

Edleson, J.L. (1991). Social Workers' intervention in woman abuse: 1907-1945. Social Service Review, 65, 304-313.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson J.L. (1991). Using electronic mail networks to enhance human service research collaboration. Computers in Human Services, 8, 81-97.

Edleson, J.L. (1991). Coordinated community responses to woman battering. In M. Steinman (ed.)Woman battering: Policy responses (pp. 203-219). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Press.

Eisikovits, Z.C., Edleson, J.L., Guttmann, E. & Sela-Amit, M. (1991). Cognitive styles and socialized attitudes of men who batter: Where should we intervene? Family Relations, 40, 72-77.

Edleson, J.L. & Syers, M. (1990). The relative effectiveness of group treatments for men who batter.Social Work Research & Abstracts, 26, 10-17.

Edleson, J.L. (1990). Judging success intervention with men who batter. In D.J. Besharov (ed.) Family violence: Research and public policy issues (pp. 130-145). Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute Press.

Eisikovits, Z.C. & Edleson, J.L. (1989). Intervening with men who batter: A critical review of the literature. Social Service Review, 63, 384-414.

Tolman, R. & Edleson, J.L. (1989). Behavioral group treatment for men who batter. In B.A. Thyer (Ed.)Behavioral family therapy (pp. 169-190). Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.

Edleson, J.L. & Grusznski, R. (1989). Treating men who batter: Four years of outcome data from the Domestic Abuse Project. Journal of Social Service Research, 12, 3-22.

Grusznski, R.J., Brink, J.C. & Edleson, J.L. (1988). Education and support groups for children of battered women. Child Welfare, 67, 431-444.

Gamache, D.J., Edleson, J.L. & Schock, M.D. (1988). Coordinated police, judicial and social service response to woman battering: A multiple-baseline evaluation across three communities. In G.T. Hotaling et al (Eds.) Coping with Family Violence: Research and Policy Perspectives (pp. 193-209). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Brygger, M.P. & Edleson, J.L. (1987). The Domestic Abuse Project: A multi-systems intervention in woman battering. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2, 324-336.

Edleson, J.L. & Brygger, M.P. (1986). Gender differences in self-reporting of battering incidents: The impact of treatment upon report reliability one year later. Family Relations, 35, 377-382.

Edleson, J.L. (1985). Rapid assessment instruments for evaluating practice with children and youth. Journal of Social Service Research, 8, 17-31.

Edleson, J.L., Miller, D., Stone, G.W. & Chapman, D.G. (1985). Group treatment for men who batter. Social Work Research & Abstracts, 21, 18-21.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z. & Guttmann, E. (1985). Men who batter: A critical review of the empirical evidence. Journal of Family Issues, 6, 229-247.

Edleson, J.L. & Roskin, M. (1985). Preventive groupwork for improving immigrant adjustment. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 10, 217-224.

 

 

Dolfi, M.A. & Edleson, J.L. (1985). Increasing student self-referral for social work services: A program evaluation. Social Work in Education, 7, 160-170.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1985). The immigration of English-speakers to Israel: 1981 & 1983. International Social Work, 28(2), 1-6.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1984). A research note on the emotional health of English-speaking Immigrants in Israel. Jewish Journal of Sociology, 26, 139-144.

Edleson, J.L. (1984). Violence is the issue: A critique of Neidig's assumptions.Victimology, 9, 483-489.

Edleson, J.L. (1984). Working with men who batter. Social Work, 29, 237-242.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1983). The emotional health of English speaking immigrants to Israel. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60, 155-161.

Witkin, S.L., Edleson, J.L., Rose, S.D. & Hall, J.H. (1983). Group training in marital communications: A comparative study. J. of Marriage and the Family, 45, 661-669.

Edleson, J.L., Ordman, A. & Rose, S.D. (1982). Assessing children's social skills: The development of and failure to validate a behavioral roleplay test. Journal of Social Service Research, 6, 47-61.

Edleson, J.L. & Rose, S.D. (1981). Investigations into the efficacy of short-term group social skills training for socially isolated children. Child Behavior Therapy, 3, 1-16.

Edleson, J.L. (1981). Teaching children to resolve conflict: A group approach. Social Work, 26, 488-493.

Edleson, J.L. & Rose, S.D. (1981). Developing skills for the interview. In S.P. Schinke (Ed.). Behavioral Methods in Social Welfare: Helping Children, Adults and Families in Community Settings (pp. 257-268). New York: Aldine.

 

Edleson, J.L. (1980). The effect of sex differences on sociometric data generated by a rosterrating scale instrument. Journal of Social Service Research, 2, 249-254.

Witkin, S.L., Edleson, J.L. & Lindsey, D. (1980). Social workers and statistics: Preparation, attitudes and knowledge. Journal of Social Service Research, 3, 313-322.

Edleson, J.L., Witkin, S.L. & Rose, S.D. (1979). The recruitment process: An initial investigation. Journal of Social Service Research, 3, 313-322.

Rose, S.D. & Edleson, J.L. (1979). Interpersonal skills training for social workers in small groups. Social Work with Groups, 2, 77- 86.

Edleson, J.L. (1978). A Piagetian approach to social work with children and adolescents. Clinical Social Work Journal, 6, 3-12.

Brockway, B.S., Kleinmann, G., Edleson, J.L. & Gruenewald, K. (1977). Non-aversive procedures and their effect on cigarette smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 2, 121-128.

Rose, S.D., Cayner, J.J. & Edleson, J.L. (1977). Measuring interpersonal competence.Social Work, 22, 125-129.

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

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

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