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Alexa Smith-Osborne

Name

[Smith-Osborne, Alexa]
  • Professor, School of Social Work

Biography

CURRICULUM VITA

Spring 2017

Degree Information

Degree                 Ph.D., Phi Kappa Phi

Institution           University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work

Major                   Social Work

Inclusive Dates   2003-2006

Dissertation:      Mental health risk factors and protective mechanisms for post-

                             secondary educational attainment among young adult veterans

Degree                 M.S.W.

Institution           University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work

Major                   Social Work

Inclusive Dates   1973-1975

Master’s Thesis: Patient and physician satisfaction in an inner city internal medicine

                               Clinic: A mixed methods study

Degree                 B.A., Echols Scholar, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Institution           University of Virginia

Major; Minor     English; Psychology, Sociology

Inclusive Dates   1970-1973

                              Undergraduate Interdepartmental Thesis: The comparative function of the miracle in

 parallel structures of European fairy tales and the parables                             

Post-doctoral Education                            

Intervention Research

Research Methods Workshop, SSWR Annual Conference

January 14, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Biosocial Research

Continuing Education Session, SSWR Annual Conference

January 14, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Clinical Datamining Using Free Software: The Clinical Record

Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

October 18, 2015, Denver, CO.

Mixed Methods Research to Study Resilience

Research Methods Workshop, International Pathways to Resilience Conference

June 16, 2015, Halifax, Canada

Cross-Cultural Measurement of Protective Factors

Measurement Workshop, International Pathways to Resilience Conference

June 16, 2015, Halifax, Canada

Population Informatics

Research Methods Workshop, SSWR Annual Conference

                              January 15, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana

Structural Equation Modeling

                              Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research

                             Summer Workshops

                             June 17 -21, 2013, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Integrating Salivary Biology into Behavioral, Developmental, and Health Science Research

University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and Salimetrics Technical Education

September 18, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas

Multilevel Modeling of Longitudinal Data

Research Methods Workshop, SSWR Annual Conference

January 12, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Testing Structural Equation Models: A Walk through Basic Single- and Multiple-Group

Applications

Full Day Continuing Education Workshop

119th American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention

August, 2011, Washington, D. C.

Biosocial Methods for Social Work Research

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Summer Institute

July 26-28, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA.

Differential Diagnoses and Treatment for Specific Learning Disabilities across Development

Half Day Continuing Education Workshop

118th APA Annual Convention

August 14, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Methodological Challenges and Strategies for Conducting Implementation Research

Research Methods Workshop, SSWR Annual Conference

January 14, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Using and Scoring the Symptom Checklist 90-R for Practice and Research

NASW TX Conference Workshop

October 16, 2009, Fort Worth, TX.

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop

Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop, SSWR Annual Conference

January 15, 2009, New Orleans, LA.

Qualitative Data Analysis and Atlas.ti

IASWR Summer Research Methods Workshop

August 1-2, 2008, Washington, D.C.

Alternative Social Work Research Methods

Faculty Development Institute, Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

October 27, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Current Academic Appointments

Institution          University of Texas at Arlington/School of Social Work

                              Title             Professor and Cheryl Milkes Moore Professorship in Mental Health

Research

                              Inclusive dates   2016-present

Selected Honors

2016               Designated a SSWR Fellow, Society for Social Work and Research

2016                Endowed chair in mental health research

2015, 2013   Honored by the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work

                     Education Mentor Recognition Program

  2015             Lifetime Achievement Award, NASW-Texas Tarrant County Chapter

Professional Preparation

    • 2006 Ph.D. in Social WorkThe University of Maryland at Baltimore
    • 1975 M.S.W. in Social WorkThe University of Maryland at Baltimore
    • 1973 The University of Virginia

Appointments

    • Sept 2012 to Present Associate Professor, Tenured
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • June 2012 to Present Director, Center for Clinical Social Work
      UTA School of Social Work
    • Sept 1986 to Present Owner
      Private Practice
    • Sept 1986 to Aug 1988 School Social Worker
      Talbot County, Maryland
    • Sept 2006 to Sept 2012 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   School of Social Work
    • Sept 2004 to Aug 2006 Teaching Fellow
      The University of Maryland at Baltimore   School of Social Work MSW Program
    • Sept 2004 to Aug 2005 Co-instructor
      The University of Maryland at Baltimore   BSW Program
    • Sept 2004 to Aug 2005 Teaching Practicum, Teaching Intern
      The University of Maryland at Baltimore   School of Social Work MSW Program
    • Sept 1988 to Aug 2003 Adjunct Faculty
      Chesapeake College   Human Services Department
    • Sept 1988 to Aug 1999 Caseworker
      Regional Mid-Shore Mental Health System   Talbot and Dorchester Counties, Maryland
    • Sept 1996 to Aug 1998 Mental Health Consultant
      Head Start, Dorchester and Caroline Counties under contract with Regional Mid-Shore Mental Health System
    • Sept 1984 to Aug 1986 Caseworker
      The Gateway Preschool Hearing and Speech Agency
    • Sept 1982 to Aug 1984 Director
      Wyman Park Health System and Hospital   Health Education and Community Outreach
    • Sept 1980 to Aug 1982 Social Work Consultant
      Westinghouse Pilot Stress Management Initiative
    • Sept 1977 to Aug 1980 Coordinator
      National Head Start T/TA Project, U.S.D.H.E.W. under contract with Westinghouse   Services to Children with Handicaps
    • Sept 1975 to Aug 1977 EPSDT Coordinator
      Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene   Medical Assistance Policy Administration

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Aug 2009 to Present Society for Community Research and Action, Community Psychology Division, American Psychological Association
    • Aug 2006 to Present National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter
    • Aug 2006 to Present Texas and Oklahoma Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.)
    • Aug 2004 to Present Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • Aug 2003 to Present Society for Social Work and Research
    • Aug 1986 to Present Certified Parent Educator, Missouri Department of Education, Parents as First Teachers Program
    • Aug 1973 to Present National Association of Social Workers, National (Maryland Chapter-1973-2006, Delegate to national Delegate Assembly from Maryland)
    • Sept 1986 to Aug 2006 Maryland Social Work License #2039 L.C.S.W.-C.
  • Membership
    • Aug 1986 to Present Academy of Certified Social Workers
    • Sept 2012 to Aug 2013 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • Sept 1980 to Aug 1985 Grievance Committee, Maryland Chapter, NASW
    • Sept 1979 to Aug 1985 Rights of Children Task Force (Co-Chair from 1981-1982), Maryland Chapter, NASW
    • Sept 1978 to Aug 1984 American Public Health Association
  • Professional Representative
    • Sept 2000 to Aug 2003 Board of Eastern Shore Chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
    • Sept 1991 to Aug 1992 Talbot County Children’s Council

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2013 2008 Nominated, Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring sponsored by UT-Arlington, Office of Graduate Studies
    • Oct  2013 2011 “Serving Those Who Served” peer-reviewed workshop presentation designated as a sponsored by President, American Psycological Association
    • Aug  2013 2013 “Advancing Skills for Brief Therapeutic Treatments to Address the Needs of Returning Veterans sponsored by President, American Psychological Association
    • Aug  2013 2013 Nominated, Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2013 2013 “Advancing Skills for Brief Therapeutic Treatments to Address the Needs of Returning sponsored by American Psychological Association’s
    • Aug  2013 2012 Nominated, Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2013 2011 “Serving Those Who Served” peer-reviewed workshop presentation designated as aPresidential Initiative for the American Psychological Association’s 119th Annual convention sponsored by American Psychological Association - Affilate
    • Aug  2013 2010 Nominated, Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • May  2013 2013 Nominated, Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by UTA Academic Advisors Association
    • May  2012 2012 Nominated, Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by UTA Advising Association
    • Aug  2008 Faculty Friend sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2008 Nominated for Academic Advisor of the year sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2008 Dissertation invited through national competition sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2006 Selected for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi sponsored by University of Maryland
    • Aug  2005 Teaching Fellow sponsored by University of Maryland School of Social Work
    • Aug  2005 First prize, paper presentation and third prize, poster presentation: Graduate Research Conference sponsored by University of Maryland
    • Aug  1982 Appointed as Industrial Social Worker representative sponsored by NASW National Task Force on Certification Standards
    • Aug  1981 Elected Maryland Delegate sponsored by NASW National Delegate Assembly
    • Aug  1976 Appointed as sole state representative to the National Conference sponsored by Planning Committee of HCFA and BCHS, USDHHS
    • Aug  1973 Graduated Summa Cum Laude sponsored by University of Virginia
    • Aug  1972 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa sponsored by University of Virginia
    • Aug  1971 First Prize, Maas French Essay Contest sponsored by University of Virginia
    • Aug  1970 Echols Scholar Program sponsored by University of Virginia
    • Aug  1970 Valedictorian sponsored by J.E.B. Stuart High School Fairfax County, Virginia
    • Aug  1969 Citizenship Award sponsored by State of Virginia

News Articles

Other Activities

    • Invited Seminars
      • July 2013 Military Youth Resilience Pilot Study
      • Apr 2013 Enhancing Veteran Resilience: The Rules of Engagement
      • Feb 2013 “Cyber-Marriage”: Wartime military relationships and partners' perceptions of the impact of telecommunications.
      • Invited Seminars
        • Oct 2010 Adolescent Female Suicide Prevention: The NASW SHIFT Project

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests
    Intervention and resiliency research in veterans' health, child and adolescent mental health, maternal and child health, and for persons who are differently-abled; outcomes and intervention evaluation; mixed methods research designs and methodologies
  • Teaching Interests
    Human behavior in the social environment, theory, practice, health, mental health, research methodology.

Publications

      Journal Article In-press
      • Barnett, T., Smith-Osborne, A., & Braddock, F. (in press). Systematic review of veterans’ coping

                        strategies: How can rural veterans improve their quality of life? Contemporary Rural Social

                        Work.

        {Journal Article }
      Accepted
      • Smith-Osborne, A., Maleku, A., & Morgan, S. (in press). Impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

         Training on resilience and suicide risk in Army Reserve units. Traumatology.

        {Journal Article }
      In-press
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Daniel, K. (in press). Concurrent infusion of integrated behavioral health practice into social work field and classroom instruction. Journal of Social Work Education.

        {Journal Article }
      In-press
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Daniel, K. (in press). Concurrent Infusion of integrated behavioral health practice

         into social work field and classroom instruction. Journal of Social Work Education.

        {Journal Article }
      Published
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Felderhoff, B. (2014). Veterans’ informal caregivers in the “sandwich

                        generation”: A systematic review toward a resilience model.  Journal of Gerontological Social

                        Work, 57, 556-584. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2014.880101.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter Accepted
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (accepted). Educational and vocational benefits for military veterans. In E. Weiss & C. Castro (eds.), American Military Life in the 21st Century: Social, Cultural, Economic Issues and Trends. New York: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Ainspan, N. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2016). Educational and employment options for veterans. In N.

                        Ainspan, C. Bryan, & W. Penk (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for

                                      Veterans: A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician. New York: Oxford University

                                       Press.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Felderhoff, B.  (2016). Formal and family caregiver protective factors in

                        systems of care: A  systematic review with implications toward a resilience model for trauma-

                        exposed aging veterans. Traumatology (advance online publication) . doi: 10.1037/trm0000056

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Bolton, K., Aguirre, R., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2016). Resilience protective factors in an older adult

                        population: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis.  Social Work Research. doi:

                        10.1093/swr/svw008

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Yennu, A., Tian, F., Smith-Osborne, A., Gatchel, R., Woon, F. L., & Liu, H. (2016). Prefrontal

                        responses to Stroop tasks in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder assessed by functional

                        near infrared spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 6, #30157doi: 10.1038/srep30157

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2015
      • Jordan, C. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2015).  Children and adolescents. In C. Frankin & C. Jordan (Eds.),

                        Clinical Assessment for Social Workers (4th ed.). New York: Lyceum Books.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Wooten, N. R., Smith-Osborne, A., & Hassan, A. (2015). Guest editorial—Introduction to the special

         issue: Military social work education: Innovative strategies and future directions for social work

                        practice. Journal of Social Work Education, 51, 1-5. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2015.1001269

        {Journal Article }
      2015
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2015). An intensive continuing education initiative to train social workers for

         military social work practice.  Journal of Social Work Education, 51, 1-13.

        doi: 10.1080/10437797.2015.1001290

        {Journal Article }
      2015
      • DuMars, T., Bolton, K., Maleku, A., & Smith-Osborne, A.  (2015). Training MSSW students for military

        social work practice and doctoral students in military resilience research. Journal of Social Work Education, 51, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2015.1001294

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Felderhoff, B. (2014). Veterans’ informal caregivers in the “sandwich

                        generation”: A systematic review toward a resilience model.  Journal of Gerontological Social

                        Work, 57, 556-584. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2014.880101.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Jani, J. (2014).  Long distance military and civilian relationships: Women’s

                         perceptions of the impact of communication technology and military culture.   Military

                        Behavioral Health.  Advanced  online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2014.963759

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Tian, F., Yennu, A., Smith-Osborne, A., Gonzalez-Lima, F., North, C. S., & Liu, H. (2014). Prefrontal

                        responses to digit span memory phases in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A

                        functional near infrared spectroscopy study. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4, 808-819.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2014).  Perceived influence of adoption of personal electronic response  

                        systems by students with and without disabilities and limited English proficiency in small social

                        work classes.  Journal of Technology in the Human Services, 32, 54-64. doi:

                        10.1080/15228835.2013.857283

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2014
      • Acquavita, S. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2014).  Substance abuse in the military context. In G. Dick (Ed.),

                        Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Selby, A. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2013).  A systematic review of effectiveness of

                        complementary and  adjunct therapies and interventions involving equines.  Health Psychology,

                        32, 418-432. doi:  10.1037/a0029188

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Bolton, K. (2013).  Assessing resilience: A review of measures across the life            course. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 10, 1-16. doi:10.1080/15433714.2011.597305

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Smith-Osborne, A., Wilder, A., & Reep, E. (2013). A review of reviews examining neurological

                        processes  relevant to impact of parental PTSD on military children: Implications for

                        supporting  resilience. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 22, 461-481.

                        doi: 10.1080/10926771.2013.785454

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2013).  Do VA health care policies support resuming expected life trajectories            after military service? Social Work in Public Health, 28, 81- 96.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2013
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2013). Traumatic brain injury and military families.  In H. Matto & J.Strolin-Goltzman (Eds.),  Handbook of neuroscience and social work.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

        {Book Chapter }
      2013
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2013).  Management of violence and aggression in schools.  In H. Matto & J.

                        Strolin-Goltzman (Eds.), Handbook of neuroscience and social work.  New York, NY: Springer

                        Publishing Company.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012).  Supporting resilience in the academic setting for student soldiers and          veterans as an aspect of community reintegration: The design of the Student Veteran Project                study. Advances in Social Work, 31, 34-50.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A.(2012). Supported education for returning veterans with PTSD and other mental

        disorders.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 78, 4-12.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012). Military social work curriculum modules: Applications for field instruction,

                       coursework, and graduate/post-graduate certificate programs.  Professional

                      Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 15, 14-26.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012).  Supporting resilience in the academic setting for student soldiers and          veterans as an aspect of community reintegration: The design of the Student Veteran Project                study. Advances in Social Work, 31, 34-50.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • Rosenwald, M., Wiener, D., Smith-Osborne, A., & Smith, C. (2012).  The place of political diversity            within the social work classroom. Journal of Social Work Education, 48, 139-158. doi: 10.5175/JSWE.2012.201000062

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Ponder, W. N., Aguirre, R. T. P., Smith-Osborne, A., & Granvold, D. K. (2012). Increasing marital

                        satisfaction as a resilience factor among active duty members and veterans of Operation

                        Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Journal of Family Social Work,

                        15, 3-18. doi: 10.1080/10522158.2012.640815

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012). Military social work curriculum modules: Applications for field instruction,

                       coursework, and graduate/post-graduate certificate programs.  Professional

                      Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 15, 14-26.

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012). Supported education for returning veterans with PTSD and other mental

                        disorders.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 78, 4-12.

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Tian, F., Smith-Osborne, A., Yennu, A., & Liu, H. (2012). Assessments of posttraumatic stress disorder by functional near-infrared spectroscopy: A preliminary report. Biomedical Optics, 5, 1-3. Retrieved               from Optical Society of America website at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.c

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Selby, A. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2012, August 13).  A systematic review of effectiveness of

                        complementary and  adjunct therapies and interventions involving equines.  Health

                        Psychology, 31. Advance online publication. doi:  10.1037/a0029188

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2012).  Supporting resilience in the academic setting for student soldiers and             veterans as an aspect of community reintegration: The design of the Student Veteran Project                 study. Advances in Social Work, 31, 34-50.

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2012
      • Tian, F., Smith-Osborne, A., Yennu, A., & Liu, H. (2012). Assessments of posttraumatic stress disorder by  functional near-infrared spectroscopy: A preliminary report. Biomedical Optics, 5, 1-3. Retrieved from Optical Society of America website at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.c

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Ainspan, N., Penk, W., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2012).  Family assistance for service members seeking employment or education. In Ainspan, N. & Penk, W. (Eds.).   When the warrior  returns: Making the transition at home . U.S. Naval Institute Press.

        {Book Chapter }
      2012
      • Ainspan, N. A., Penk, W. E., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2012).  Familyassistance for finding employment

         and going  to school.In N. Ainspan & W. Penk (Eds.), When the warrior comes home: A

        family guide for transition from the front line to the home front. Washington, D. C.: United States

        Naval Institute Press.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Lutter, C. & Smith-Osborne, A. (2011).  Exercise in the treatment of eating disorders: An alternative        view. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 7, 42-59.

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2010
      • Crowder, S., Merladet, J., Dykes, D., Berger, N., Smith-Osborne, A., Spencer, J.,...Campinell, A. (2010).                 Workgroup recommendations regarding implementation of a Supported Education model for veterans accessing the new GI Bill to return to school. Washington, D.C.: Veterans Health Administration.
        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Selby, A. (2010).  Implications of the literature on equine-assisted activities for use as a complementary intervention in social work practice with children and adolescents. Child & Social Work Journal, 27, 291-307.doi 10.1007/s10560-010-0201-1
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2009, December). Does the GI Bill Support Educational Attainment for Veterans with Disabilties? Implications for Current Veterans in Resuming Civilian Life. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 36(4), 111-125.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2009). Mental health risk and social ecological variables associated with educational attainment among Gulf War veterans: Implications for current veterans in returning to civilian life in the community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 327-337.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2009). Veterans return to civilian life: Factors associated with a resilient outcome and what social workers can do to help. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 12, 61-71.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Selby, A. (2009). Reflections on a therapeutic horseback riding experience for a group of aging veterans. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 15, 15-19.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Jani, J., Sowbel, L., Smith-Osborne, A., Yum, J., Hall, D., & Bina, R. (2009). Perceived preparedness and knowledge of substance abuse among recent MSW graduates: Advanced Standing Revisited. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 9(4), 381-399.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. & Rosenwald, M. (2009). Exploring the relationship between religiosity and political ideology among social workers. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work., 28, 393-404.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2009). Use of meta-analysis to study resiliency factors: An exemplar. In Liebenberg & Ungar. (Eds.), Researching Resilience (pp. 317). University of Toronto Press.
        {Book Chapter }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2008). Mental health risk factors and protective mechanisms for post-secondary educational attainment among young adult veterans. Paper presented at 20th National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, Columbus: Ohio State University.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Hall, D., Bina, R., Sowbel, L., Adams, B., Yum, J., Jani, J., Smith-Osborne, A., & Mollette, A. (2008). Substance abuse training and perceived knowledge: Predictors of preparedness to work in substance abuse. Journal of Social Work Education, 44(3), 7-20.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2007). Life span and resiliency theory: A critical review. Advances in Social Work, 8, 162-178.
        {Journal Article }

      Monograph 2006
      • Smith-Osborne, Alexa. Mental health risk factors and protective mechanisms for post-secondary educational attainment among young adult veterans. Proquest Dissertations And Theses 2006.  Section 0373,  Part 0452 217 pages; [Ph.D. dissertation].United States -- Maryland: University of Maryland, Baltimore; 2006. Publication Number: AAT 3234452.
        {Monograph }

      Journal Article 2005
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Comparative theoretical perspectives on a social problem: Psychopathology and middle-class teen female shoplifters. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 2, 73-84.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Antecedents to post-secondary educational attainment for individuals with psychiatric disorders: A meta-analysis. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 1, 15-30.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

    • March  2017
      The Student Veteran Project: An Evidence-Based Protocol for Onboarding Student Veterans.
      An invited paper presentation to the National Veterans Upward Bound Conference.
    • January  2017
      A Recovery-Oriented Approach to Combination Treatment of ADHD
      21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017
    • January  2017
      Behavioral Effects of a Brief Parent-Child Group Prevention Strategy for School-Referred Bicultural Youth
      21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017
    • January  2016
      Engaging faith-based communities in mental health services: A community-based participatory action research study.

      Collins, L., Burse, J.R., Barnett, T.M., & Smith-Osborne, A.  (January, 2016). Engaging faith-based

                      communities in mental health services: A community-based participatory action research study.

    • January  2016
      Supporting youth resilience among immigrant families: An intervention research study

      Burse, J.R., Peterson, H.L., Maleku, A., & Smith-Osborne, A. (January, 2016). Supporting youth resilience

                      among immigrant families: An intervention research study

    • January  2016
      Impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training in Army Reserve units.

      Smith-Osborne, A. & Maleku, A. (January, 2016). Impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training in

                      Army Reserve units

    • November  2015
      PTSD Interdisciplinary Panel: UT-CCSW Resilience-based intervention research in the treatment of PTSD in military populations across the life course

      Invited presentation

    • October  2015
      Building a resilience model for aging veterans and their caregivers.

      Smith-Osborne, A. &Felderhoff, B.  (October, 2015). Building a resilience model for aging veterans and

                      their caregivers. 

    • August  2015
      Implications of International Resilience Research for Military Veterans

      Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E. & Smith-Osborne, A.  (August, 2015). Advancing skills for brief therapeutic

      treatments to address the needs of  returning combat veterans.  

    • June  2015
      Bicultural youth resilience study

      Smith-Osborne, A. (June, 2015). Bicultural youth resilience study.

    • May  2015
      The latest evidence on the impact of employment and education- focused interventions on the recovery of veterans with behavioral health issues.

      Invited presentation

    • January  2015
      Investigating evolving roles of animals in complementary interventions due to increased longevity affecting aging veterans and civilian caregivers living with disabilities

      Smith-Osborne, A., Barnett, T., & Smith-Osborne, L.  (January, 2015). Investigating evolving roles of

                   animals in complementary interventions due to increased longevity affecting aging veterans and

                   civilian caregivers living with disabilities: A Social work opportunity presented by increased

                   longevity.  

    • January  2015
      Integrating functional brain imaging results into social work biopsychosocial assessment: A retrospective nested case-control study of veterans receiving resilience-based psychosocial rehabilitation intervention

      Smith-Osborne, A. (January, 2015). Integrating functional brain imaging results into social work 

                   biopsychosocial assessment: A retrospective nested case-control study of veterans

                  receiving resilience-based psychosocial rehabilitation intervention

    • August  2014
      Recent advances in psychosocial rehabilitation and assertive community treatment as forms of intensive case management for veterans and their families: Lessons learned for service coordination

      Invited presentation

    • August  2014
      Implications of Resilience For Military Suicide Prevention, Military Youth, and Student Veterans

      Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E., Knight, J. A., Bates, M. J, Darwin, J.L., & Smith-Osborne, A.

                      (August, 2014). Advancing skills for brief therapeutic treatments to address the needs of 

                      returning combat veterans.  Paper presentation on:  Implications of Resilience For Military

                      Suicide Prevention, Military Youth, and Student Veterans

    • May  2014
      The Latest Evidence on the Neuro-underpinnings of Intervention

      Invited presentation

    • October  2013

      Advancing skills for brief therapeutic treatments to address the needs of returning combat veterans

    • August  2013

      The 3 R’s-Resilience, Recovery, Reintegration:  Assertive Community Treatment Models for Veterans in College

    • July  2013

      Military Youth Resilience Pilot Study

    • May  2013

      Ethical challenges in intervention research and the role of a professional code of ethics in anticipating and addressing them

    • April  2013

      Enhancing veteran resilience: The rules of engagement

    • February  2013

      “Cyber-Marriage”: Wartime military relationships partners perceptions of the impact of telecommunications. 

    • August  2011

      Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E., Arita, A.A., Darwin, J.L., Bowles, S., Bender, J. & Smith-Osborne, A.Serving those who served: Partnering with Returning Veterans to Aid Transitions. APA

      President's Presidential Initiatives-designated Panelpresentation

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. Student Veteran Project: Hybrid Format Field Instruction in Military Social Work for BSW and MSSW students.

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. & DeWindt, I.Adolescent Female Suicide Prevention: The NASW SHIFT Project

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. & Wilder, A.Cognitive Neuroscience for Social Work Practitioners

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. (moderator/organizer), Benavente, P., Chaverri, J., Ponder, W., & Herrens, N.Transitions Home.

       Panel presentation by social work student-veterans at all levels of higher education, OneBook Series

    • October  2010

      Pillai, V.J., Smith-Osborne, A., Salehin, M., & Blakeney-Strong, A.Roles for Social Work Scholars in Sustainability Initiatives. 

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.& Wilder, A.Hybrid Curriculum Development in Neuroscience Evidence for Advanced Graduate HBSE Coursework.  

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.& DeWindt, I.Adolescent Female Suicide Prevention: The NASW SHIFT Project. 

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.& Wilder, A. (October, 2010).Cognitive Neuroscience for Social Work Practitioners.

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. (moderator/organizer), Benavente, P., Chaverri, J., Ponder, W., & Herrens, N.Transitions Home.

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.& Wilder, A.Hybrid Curriculum Development in Neuroscience Evidence for Advanced Graduate HBSE Coursework

    • October  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Student Veteran Project: Hybrid Format Field Instruction in Military Social Work for BSW and MSSW Students

    • August  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A., Ainspan, N., Penk, W., Bender, J., Darwin, J., Bowles, S.Serving Those Who Served: Partnering with Returning Service Members to Aid Transitions

    • August  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Supported Education Programming for Returning Veterans.

    • August  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention: Evidence-based School and Community Mental Health Program and Services Models.

    • July  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.The Neurophysiology of Trauma. 

      A presentation to the Texas Academy.

    • July  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Reintegration of Veterans with mild TBI and PTSD in Higher Education. 

    • June  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.The Social Ecology of Resiliency among Gulf War Military and Veterans with and without Disabilities.

    • June  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Sandwich Generation Caregivers: Social Ecology of Resilience with Case Exemplars.

    • March  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A.Maintaining Health Lifestyles.

    • January  2010

      Smith-Osborne, A. Does the GI Bill Support Educational Attainment for Veterans with Disabilities? 

    • December  2009

      Smith-Osborne, A.Supported Employment and Supported Education Work Hand in Hand for Veterans. National Veterans Administration Local Recovery

    • November  2009

      Smith-Osborne, A.Social Work Curriculum Modules on Military/Veteran Social Work Using Distance Education Technology.

    • August  2009

      Smith-Osborne, A.Perceived Influence of Adoption of Personal Electronic Response Systems by Students with and without Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency. 

    • August  2006

      Smith-Osborne, A. Mental Health Status of Gulf War Veterans Returning to College: Implications for Social Work Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Post-Secondary Institutions. 

    • February  2006

      Hall, D., Bina, R., Sowbel, L., Adams, B., Yum, J., Jani, J., Smith-Osborne, A., & Mollette, A. Predictors of preparedness to work in substance abuse.

    • February  2006

      Jani, J., Sowbel, L., Smith-Osborne, A., Hall, D., Bina, R., Yum, J., Mollette, A., & Adams, B. Recent MSW Graduates" Preparedness to Work in Substance Abuse: Advanced Standing Revisited. 

    • January  2006

      Smith-Osborne, A. & Park, J. Predictors against Depression among Adults at Risk for Homelessness.

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A.(2005). Use of Meta-Analysis to Study Resiliency Factors: An Exemplar

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. & Park, J. (2005). Protective Factors against Depression. 

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Considering Community Effects on Non-Traditional Diversity Groups: Persons with Disabilities, Chronic Illness, and Chronic Mental Illness. Panel on 'An Integrated Social Work Approach to Diversity'. 

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Program Evaluation Research Outcomes for the Maryland Education for Public Child Welfare Program. Child Welfare Interest Group

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Strengths-oriented Approach to Productivity and Retention of Child Welfare Workers.

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Gender Differences in Resilience among Young Adults with Psychiatric Disorder who Return to College. 

    • August  2005

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Program Evaluation Research Outcomes for the Maryland Education for Public Child Welfare Program. Panel Presentation.

    • August  2005

      Hall, D., Jani, J., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2005). Differences among Traditional Age and Non-Traditional Age Social Work Students in Educational Factors. 

    • August  2004

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2004). Educational Attainment and Psychiatric Disorders: A Review of the Literature.

    • August  2004

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2004). Utilization of Relaxation and Other Stress Management Methods with Child CPS Clients and CPS Workers. 

    • August  2004

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2004). Individual Characteristics and Variables Associated with Retention of Public Child Welfare Workers: A Review of the Literature. 

    • August  2004

      Smith-Osborne, A. (2004). Gender Differences in Antecedents to Educational Attainment among Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders. 

    • August  1999

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1999). Recruiting and Programming for the Gifted, Learning Disabled or Mentally Challenged Young Adult.

    • August  1991

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1991). Issues of Work/Life Balance. 

    • August  1990

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1990). Maternal and Child Health Issues for Working Women. 

    • August  1989

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1989). Workplace Violence. 

    • August  1981

      Curtis, E.C. & Smith-Osborne, A. (1981). Corporate Stress Management Programming: An Alternative Model.

    • August  1980

      Curtis, E.C. & Smith-Osborne, A. (1980). The Status of Health Services in Home and Family Based Head Start Programs.

    • August  1979

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1979). The Diagnostic Evaluation Process and Determination of Need for Special Services in Head Start.

    • August  1979

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1979). Citizen Participation in EPSDT.

    • August  1979

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1979). Primary Prevention: Role for Public Health Workers. 

    • August  1978

      Smith-Osborne, A. (1978). Increased Parental Role for Children"s Health.

  • Past
    •  
      The Latest Evidence on the Neuro-underpinnings of Intervention.

      Smith-Osborne, A. (May, 2014). The Latest Evidence on the Neuro-underpinnings of Intervention.

                     Invited.  Presented at NASW-TX Tarrant County Chapter Annual Program Meeting, Arlington, TX.

  • Past
    •  
      A systematic review of formal and informal caregiving for veterans

      Felderhoff, B. & Smith-Osborne, A. (November, 2014). A systematic review of formal and informal

                       caregiving for veterans. 

  • Past
    •  
      ). Parents supporting child wellness: implications and outcomes for longevity and treatment adherence with vulnerable populations

      Barnett, T. & Smith-Osborne, A.  (January, 2015). Parents supporting child wellness: implications and

                  outcomes for longevity and treatment adherence with vulnerable populations

  • Past
    •  
      Behavioral Effects of a Brief Parent-Child Group Prevention Strategy for School-Referred Bicultural Youth
      21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, January 11-15, 2017

Projects

  • 2014
    • Aug 2014 to Present Assertive Community Treatment: Housing for low income seniors, adults with disabilities and families

      Center for Clinical Social Work implementation science pilot study: Testing delivery of assessment and integrated behavioral health service delivery in non-traditional community sites using an assertive community treatment framework.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne
    • June 2014 to Present Assertive Community Treatment: Senior Citizen and Adults with Disabilities Housing

      Center for Clinical Social Work implementation science pilot study: Testing delivery of assessment and integrated behavioral health service delivery in non-traditional community sites using an assertive community treatment framework.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne
    • Apr 2014 to Present Care Partner Dyad Resilience Intervention

      Center for Clinical Social Work prevention intervention pilot study: home-based resilience-building intervention to improve outcomes for community-dwelling adults with chronic co-morbidities and their care partners

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne
  • 2012
    • June 2012 to Present Managing Type 2 Diabetes with Problem Solving Training
      The current study is a feasibility project to examine whether changes in psychosocial outcomes, (e.g., distress and depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life) as a result of a personalized, stepped-care psychosocial intervention (delivered through the physician’s clinic) are associated with changes in important physiological mechanisms for metabolic control (HbA1c, interleukin-6 (IL-6), c-reactive protein (CRP), ?’ fibrinogen, and lipoprotein size and number) among patients with type 2 diabetes. These preliminary findings will lead to the development of a larger project that will assess the long-term effects of these changes on diabetes complications and the possibility that distress and depression are related to diabetes-related complications through changes in these physiological markers.
      Role: Coinvestigator PI: Angela Liegey-Dougall
    • Jan 2012 to Present Advanced Assessment using Brain Imaging and Prospective Memory Testing for Student Veterans with TBI, PTSD, and Co-Morbid Conditions
      Advanced assessment using fNIRS Brain Imaging and Prospective Memory Testing for selected Student Veteran participants in the Student Veteran Project with co-investigators Hanli Liu, Fenghua Tian, and Heekyeong Park
      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne
    • Apr 2012 to Oct 2012 Infant Mortality Prevention Community Based Participatory Action Research
      Infant Mortality Prevention Community Based Participatory Action Research focused on Hispanic populations in North Texas with co-investigator Colleen Casey
      Role: Coinvestigator PI: Judy Leflore
  • 2009
    • Oct 2009 to Present Telehealth Support to Student Veteran Project
      Trial of telehealth technology to support services to student veterans with Manfred Huber, co-investigator
      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne
  • 2008
    • Oct 2008 to Present Student Veteran Project Social Marketing to Reach Veterans with Health Disparities
      Outreach project in collaboration with Dr. Elten Briggs as co-investigator
      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Alexa Smith-Osborne

Support & Funding

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    • June 2012 to Present Children and Families County Counseling sponsored by  - $83600
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2014 Principal Investigator: Alexa Smith-Osborne. Title: The Student Veteran Project. Funding Organization. sponsored by  - $3000
    • July 2012 to July 2013 Military Child Education Coalition Research Training Symposium Early Researcher Stipend sponsored by  - $2000
    • Apr 2015 to Mar 2019 Principle Investigator: Alexa Smith-Osborne. Co-Investigator: Rick Hoefer. Title: Research to Practice in Recovery-Oriented Mental Health sponsored by  - $200000
    • Aug 2015 to Aug 2016 Principle Investigator: Hanli Liu, College of Engineering. Co-investigators: Alexa Smith-Osborne, Franklin Gonzalez-Lima, Fu Lye Woon. Title: Transcranial light therapy and imaging of prefrontal cognition in PTSD. . sponsored by  - $100000
    • Oct 2014 to Sept 2017 Principle Investigator: Natasha Stewart, The Potter’s House-Dallas. Subcontractor Co- investigator: Alexa Smith-Osborne. Title: Enhancing Mental Health Awareness in the African-American Faith-Based Community sponsored by  - $30270
    • Oct 2014 to Sept 2017 Principle Investigator: Thea Walker, Director, the LiveWell Center, SDA Dallas City Temple. Subcontractor Co-investigator: Alexa Smith-Osborne. African-American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Project. sponsored by  - $18002
    • Sept 2014 to Aug 2017 Principle Investigator: Debra Woody, School of Social Work. Co-investigators: Alexa Smith-Osborne, Katherine Sanchez. Title: Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Expansion Project sponsored by  - $1442532
    • July 2014 to June 2017 Principal Investigator: Kathryn Daniels, College of Nursing. Co-investigator: Alexa Smith- Osborne. Title: Advanced Nursing Education Program in Interprofessional Education for Older Adults and Veterans with Multiple Chronic Conditions sponsored by  - $754236
    • Mar 2013 to Dec 2015 Principal Investigator: Alexa Smith-Osborne. Title: Student Veteran Project Continuum Model sponsored by  - $122000
    • Oct 2011 to Aug 2013 An Innovative Prevention Program to Sustain Resilient Biopsychosocial Outcomes among Differentially Susceptible Military Youth sponsored by  - $80000
    • Jan 2011 to Dec 2011 Evaluating the Impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training in Tarrant County Army sponsored by  - $12000
    • Jan 2010 to Dec 2011 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Supported Education for Veterans sponsored by  - $15000
    • Jan 2007 to Dec 2009 Graduate Mental Health Curriculum Gerontology Infusion sponsored by  - $38000
    • Jan 2007 to Dec 2008 Impact of a Supported Education Intervention on Student-Veteran Educational Attainment and Resiliency sponsored by  - $10000

Other Research Activities

  • 1975
    • Uncategorized
      • Aug 1975 Research Experience

        2005-2006  Research Associate Title IV-E Special Research Projects Co-investigator of survey research replication study “Human Caring and Self-Efficacy Traits among MSW Child Welfare Specializers and Graduates”

        2005-2006  Co-investigator, “Predictive Factors against Depression among Adults who are at Risk for Homelessness”

        2005-2006  Co-investigator and designer of outcomes measurement study “Differing Educational Strategies and their Effects on Critical Thinking Skills in Foundation MSW Students”
            
        2005-2006  Co-investigator, survey research on “Exploring Relationships between Religion and Politics in Social Work”

        2003-2005  Graduate Research Assistant Title IV-E Education for Child Welfare Program Program Evaluation

        1984-1985  Caseworker, The Gateway Preschool Developed clinical evaluation system, including single system research designs.

        1982-1984  Director, Health Education and Consumer Outreach Wyman Park Health System and Hospital Designed survey research instruments to assess patient satisfaction, attitudes, and behavior, and service utilization behavior of persons with alcoholism, adolescent pregnancy, the isolated elderly with chronic heart problems.

        1980-1982  Social Work Consultant, Westinghouse Stress Management Initiative Developed survey instruments to evaluate employee assistance program       
                     
        1979-1980  Co-investigator, program evaluation study of Navy Family Programs by Westinghouse Public Applied Systems, under contract with the Office of Naval Research, U.S.D.O.D.

        1978-1980  Social Work Consultant, Head Start Services to Children with Handicaps Designed survey research and program assessments of parent involvement and parent satisfaction, and quality assurance studies for children with chronic illnesses.

        1975-1978  EPSDT Coordinator, Maryland D.H.M.H. Designed pediatric patient satisfaction and quality assurance assessments in maternal and child health clinics targeting low income families

Students Supervised

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    Co-investigator and co-author

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      Texas A & M University

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      Department of Defense

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      University of Maryland Baltimore County

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      George Mason University

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      Barry University

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      University of Cincinnati

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      University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Courses

      • SOCW 6373-001 Science and Social Work Practice: Model Development and Theory Analysis

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum, including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, the research practica, and dissertation seminars.

        The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research, with a view to preparing students for their doctoral qualifying exam in the theory area (see pages 10-11 of the PhD Manual), for the design of their dissertation study, and for their development as a social work educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

        This advanced practice course in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse specialization addresses the diagnosis and treatment of DSM conditions among child, adolescent, and young adult age groups.  I adapted this section  to meet special requirements of a federally funded workforce preparation grant to included integrated behavioral health protocols and special requirements of transitional age youth from 18-25.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6373-001 Science and Social Work Practice: Model Development and Theory Analysis

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum, including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, the research practica, and dissertation seminars.

        The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research, with a view to preparing students for their doctoral qualifying exam in the theory area (see pages 10-11 of the PhD Manual), for the design of their dissertation study, and for their development as a social work educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

        This advanced practice course in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse specialization addresses the diagnosis and treatment of DSM conditions among child, adolescent, and young adult age groups.  I adapted this section  to meet special requirements of a federally funded workforce preparation grant to included integrated behavioral health protocols and special requirements of transitional age youth from 18-25.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6373-001 Theory and Model Building in Social Work Research

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum, including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, the research practica, and dissertation seminars.

        The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research, with a view to preparing students for their doctoral qualifying exam in the theory area (see pages 10-11 of the PhD Manual), for the design of their dissertation study, and for their development as a social work educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE-Military Social Work

        This course is a second-year option in the HBSE/Direct practice blended sequence.The focus of this course is on examining military culture within a diversity framework, considering ethical implications for practice with this culture, comprehending prevalent social and health issues (including the effects of policies and health disparities) for this population, and analyzing current advances in knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of human behavior and development pertinent to those issues and to resilience to stress and adversity in this population. Implications for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, programs/organizations, and communities relevant to this population will be identified and evaluated. The implications will be examined in terms of social justice, social work values, knowledge, and skills, as well as in terms of the structural and systematic arrangement and delivery of social welfare services at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6317-001 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE

        This ONLINE advanced graduate practice course for both Direct Practice concentrators explores the central contribution of social work to comprehensive health care; social work interventions to assess and ameliorate the psychological effects of illness and disability are included along with emerging roles for social work in prevention and health maintenance.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6389-001 Brain and Behavior

        This course is a second-year blended option in the HBSE, Direct Practice sequences.  The focus of this course is on current advances in knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of human behavior and development, the interaction between those underpinnings and the social context and environment, the relevance to social work practice with individuals, families, groups, programs/organizations, and communities, and related assessment and intervention practice behaviors across several practice domains. The domains include human development, genetics, mental health and substance abuse, cognition, stress and trauma, and violence and aggression. The implications of neurobiological and environmental influences (including public health issues and health disparities) will be examined in terms of social justice, social work values, knowledge, and skills, as well as in terms of the structural and systematic arrangement and delivery of social welfare services at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6373-001 Theory and Model Building in Social Work Research

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the research practicum and dissertation seminars.

        The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research, with a view to preparing students for their doctoral qualifying exam in the theory area (see pages 10-11 of the PhD Manual), for the design of their dissertation study, and for their development as a social work educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6350-001 Social Work: Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

        Explores various covert conditioning, cognitive restructuring, and self-instruction therapies. Recent theoretical formulations and relevant research will be investigated as they pertain to the efficacy of cognitive intervention strategies with various clinical populations. Prerequisites: SOCW 5304 and SOCW 6325. Course may be taken concurrently with SOCW 6326 or 6336.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 3302-006 Human Behavior in Social Environment II

        Human development across the life span for undergraduates

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 3302-004 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

        One of three required human behavior courses in the undergraduate curriculum. This course explores, within the context of strengths,empowerment, and other theoretical perspectives, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death. This syllabus applies to sections 004-007 for the spring semester 2013

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 6373-001 Science and Social Work Practice: Model Development and Theory Analysis

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the research practicum and dissertation seminars. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 6392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE

        This course is a second-year option in the HBSE sequence.The focus of this course is on examining military culture within a diversity framework, considering ethical implications for practice with this culture, comprehending prevalent social and health issues (including the effects of policies and health disparities) for this population, and analyzing current advances in knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of human behavior and development pertinent to those issues and to resilience to stress and adversity in this population. Implications for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, programs/organizations, and communities relevant to this population will be identified and evaluated. The implications will be examined in terms of social justice, social work values, knowledge, and skills, as well as in terms of the structural and systematic arrangement and delivery of social welfare services at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
        This course focuses on direct social work practice with children and adolescents with mental health conditions. It follows the course SOCW6325 Advanced Micro Practice and SOCW 6336 Direct Practice with Mental Health Clients.  It addresses the DSM IV-TR Conditions of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence as well as early onset forms of the major mental disorders.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCW 6336-001 Direct Practice for Mental Health Clients
        SOCW 6336:Focuses on assessment and intervention with those evidencing acute and chronic mental health problems and disabilities. The course addresses the delivery of services to various populations (children, adolescents, and adults), service delivery systems (community mental health, managed behavioral health care), and a wide range of problems. Topics include well-being, ethics, case management, treatment planning, managed care, DSM, PIE, and substance abuse. Required of all DP students specializing in Mental Health. Prerequisite: SOCW 6325.
        Winter - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCW 6373-001 Science and Social Work Practice: Model Development and Theory Analysis

        This core doctoral-level course on theory and model building in social work will support other courses in the core curriculum including those on quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the research practicum and dissertation seminars. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to perform application and critical analysis of social science and social work theory and theory-driven research. The course involves students in integrating theory, research, and social work practice with the goal of producing models of interventions, programs, and policies. Thus, the course gives special emphasis on ways in which theory informs social work research.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCW 3302-005 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

        One of three required human behavior courses that explores, within the context of a strengths and empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCW 6317-001 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        Also listed as SOCW 6364.  This advanced graduate practice course for both Direct Practice and Community and Administrative Practice concentrators explores the central contribution of social work to comprehensive health care; social work interventions to assess and ameliorate the psychological effects of illness and disability are included along with emerging roles for social work in prevention and health maintenance.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCW 6392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE
        An update and reactivation of SOCW 6308, Brain and Behavior, an advanced graduate HBSE elective. The course addresses a review of brain function and physiology for social scientists, followed by exploration of current syntheses of the neurobehavioral evidence pertinent to human behavior in the social environment in domains relevant to prominent practice settings in social work and an orientation to the use of the newly acquired electronic databases Clinical Evidence and Point of Care.  The course also provides guidance for future identification and evaluation of this knowledge base by the practitioner in the field.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCW 3302-001 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
        This undergraduate social work course focuses on human development across the life course within the environment.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20101 Link
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
        This is an advanced graduate practice elective.  It is the companion course to SOCW 6336 in the Direct Practice Mental Health specialization and focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions of infancy, childhood, and adolescence according to current practice guidelines and evidence base.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20101 Link
      • SOCW 6392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE
        An update and reactivation of SOCW 6308, Brain and Behavior, an advanced graduate HBSE elective. The course addresses a review of brain function and physiology for social scientists, followed by exploration of current syntheses of the neurobehavioral evidence pertinent to human behavior in the social environment in domains relevant to prominent practice settings in social work.  The course also provides guidance for future identification and evaluation of this knowledge base by the practitioner in the field.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • SOCW 3301-002 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

        This is one of three required human behavior courses in the BSW program. This course explores the macro level of human behavior and the social environment and focuses on culture, groups, organizations, and communities.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • SOCW 3302-003 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
        Human development across the life span within a biopsychosocial framework, viewing the person in the environmental context.  This is an online course this semester.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
        Advanced mental health concentration course on direct practice with mental health consumers who are children and adolescents, focusing on conditions defined in the DSM IV-T-R.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCW 3304-001 Social Work: Direct Practice 2
        Social Work Practice II is the second part of the instruction in the three course sequence of generalist practice methods.  This course will provide students with a generalist social work practice framework, using the problem solving approach model.  Assessment and intervention tools will be applied to direct practice with individuals, couples, families and groups.  This model will also emphasize attending to ethical issues that arise in practice, as well as to gender, sexual identity, ethnic, age, cultural, spiritual, and religious influences.  This model is based upon the assumption that all clients have the right to competent service and that accountability to clients, and to this profession, requires evaluation of the process and outcomes of practice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20061 Link

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2012
    • Curriculum Development
      • May 2012 SOCW 6317 online Practice in Health Care Settings
      • Jan 2012 MSSW in Direct Practice Mental Health with a Military Social Work Certificate
    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • Dec 2012 Brief Parenting Groupwork Intervention Outcomes
      • Aug 2012 Alcohol Abuse Prevalence among an Outpatient Population of Sex Offenders
    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2012 Contrasting Associations between Depression and Family Factors among Hispanic American and Asian American Adolescents
  • 2011
    • Curriculum Development
      • Sept 2011 SOCW 6392 Military Social Work

        new graduate course developed

      • June 2011 Professional Development Program Military Social Work Certificate
      • May 2011 SOCW 6317 Practice in Health Care Settings

        co-development of new graduate course

    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2011 The Road Ahead: Striking the Right Combination of Academic And Mental Health Services and VA Benefits for Increasing the Academic Attainment Of Student Veterans
    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • Dec 2011 Comparison of Brain Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex during Digit Span Task between Student Veterans with PTSD and Controls Using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy
      • May 2011 Associations between Acculturative Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • 2013
    • Dissertation Committee Chair
      • Oct 2013 Deterrent Effects of Reliable Structured Decision-Making Protocols on Spouse Abuse Perpetration and Re-Offense in the U.S. Army
      • May 2013 Development of a Resilience Instrument for Older Americans
    • Dissertation Committee Member
      • Sept 2013 The Influence of Horseback Riding as a Physical Activity on Executive Functioning

        Miami University, Psychology Department

    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2013 The experience of the therapist, the client and the parents engaging in equine assisted psychotherapy in a case of child sexual abuse

        University of Johannesburg,
        South Africa

        Psychology Department

  • 2010
    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2010 A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Associations Between Evidence-Based ADHD Treatment and Later Adolescent/Adult Substance Abuse
    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2010 Nonprofit employee recognition: An intrinsically based program
    • SOCW 6389 Brain and Behavior
      • Jan 2010 SOCW 6398 Brain and Beha

        new graduate course developed

  • 2009
    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2009 A Systematic Review of the Effects of Psychotherapy Involving Equines
    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2009 Marital Satisfaction: Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
  • 2008
    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • May 2008 An Analysis of the Funding Environment for Technology-Assisted Networking and Online Emotional Support for Young Adults with Spina Bifida
      • May 2008 Effects of Exercise on Outcomes of Women with Eating Disorders
  • 2007
    • Member of Master's Thesis Committee
      • Dec 2007 Depressive Symptoms and Smoking among Adolescents
  • 2016
    • Dissertation Committee Chair
      • Oct 2016 May 2014 Resilience among Families of Children with Disabilities
    • Dissertation Committee Chair
      • Oct 2016 May 2015 Associations among African American Parent Education, Perceptions, Behaviors, and Child Weight Status: A Cross-Sectional Data Analysis

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2010 to  Present Mentor, American Corporate Partners Veteran Mentoring Program

      Mentoring assigned veterans all over the country for one year each.

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2011 to  Dec 2012 Member, Fort Worth Women’s Clinic Community Advisory Committee, Veterans Health Administration

      Provide community input to new Women Veterans' Health Clinic. 

Service to the Profession

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2007 to  Present Guest Reviewer for Refereed Conference Abstracts for three professional associations

      Reviewed over 100 abstracts for the national Council on Social Work Education, the national Society for Social Work and Research, and the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2013 to  Present Consulting Editor for the journal Social Work.

      Conduct peer review for manuscripts submitted to the lead professional journal, Social Work.

    • May 2008 to  Present Guest reviewer for professional journals

      Conduct peer review of manuscripts submitted to 6 different professional journals.

    • Jan 2013 to  May 2013 Guest reviewer for grant proposals

      Conducted peer review of grant proposals to the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2016 Appointed

      Editorial Board, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

    • Jan 2015 to  Dec 2017 Book Editor

      Social Work journal

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2006 to  Present Service

      2012-2013  Committee member, SSW Faculty Development and Review Committee

      2012-2013 Member, University Classroom Technology Committee

      2010-2012 Committee Chairperson, SSW HBSE Committee

      2009        Faculty representative, UTA Convocation Committee

      2009-present   Member, Awards Committee for the Allan Saxe Scholarship for UTA Students with Disabilities

      2008-2012 Founding Committee Member. Provost’s Student Veteran Advisory Committee

      2008-2012 Committee Member,  University Active Learning Committee

      2008-2011   Faculty advisor, Phi Alpha Omega social work Honor society, UTA School of Social Work

      2008-2009   Chair, Awards Committee for the Allan Saxe Scholarship for UTA Students with Disabilities

      2008-2009   Faculty representative, Accreditation of the UTA Division of Student Affairs, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

      2008-2009   School of Social Work Community Services Clinic Representative, UTA Campus Consortium of Mental Health Providers

      2008-2012   School of Social Work representative, UTA Active Learning Committee

      2008        Steering committee member and Clinical Consultant Youth Drop-In Center for homeless youth, Salvation Army, Arlington, Texas

      2007-2008   Founding faculty advisor, An Alliance for Diversity, a new UTA student organization for diverse students, including students with disabilities, students who identify as an ethnic/racial minority, first-generation college students, and others

      2007-2008   Faculty advisor, Social Work Coordinating Council, UTA School of Social Work

      2006        UT Arlington/Fort Worth Center Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series-Participant

      2006        Member, SSW Committee on Graduate Studies and Admissions Committee

      2006-present  Member, HBSE Content Area Committee

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Synergistic Activities
      2009          Organized Metroplex College Information Night for Veterans
      2008          Founding faculty representative, UTA Student Veteran Advisory Council

Administrative Appointment

  • 2012
    • June 2012 to Present - Director, Center for Clinical Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   School of Social Work