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Katherine E Sanchez

Name

[Sanchez, Katherine E]
  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD., is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Dr. Sanchez practiced as a bilingual clinical social worker for 15 years, primarily in medical settings with monolingual Spanish-speaking populations. Her principal area of research is in integrated health care and the provision of socio-culturally, linguistically adapted models for the treatment of co-morbid mental and physical illness. Dr. Sanchez teaches social work direct practice courses. She has reviewed the research literature extensively and written on linguistic competency and patient treatment preferences in the provision of mental health services.

Dr. Sanchez has an additional research agenda to translate the evidence in collaborative care by training culturally diverse, bilingual social workers in evidence-based interventions proven effective for racial and ethnic minority populations. Dr. Sanchez served as the lead science writer for the national consensus report funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in collaboration with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, “Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach.

Dr. Sanchez has been awarded two federal research grants, one from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program (2014) and one from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (2015). Both projects aim to screen Hispanic patients in a community health center for depression and implement a Depression Education Intervention (DEI) designed to increase disease literacy, and dispel myths about depression and its treatment among Hispanic patients, thus reducing stigma and increasing treatment engagement. The NIH grant has an additonal aim to test an integarted health care model for the treatment of depression.

Professional Preparation

    • 1989 BA in PsychologyUniversity of Texas at Austin
    • 1992 MSSW in Social WorkUniversity of Texas at Austin
    • 2011 PhD in Social WorkUniversity of Texas at Austin

Appointments

    • Sept 2013 to Present Adjunct Assistant Professor
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical School   Department of Psychiatry

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2012 to Present National Hispanic Science Network
    • 2012 to Present Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
    • 2011 to Present Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • 2011 to Present Collaborative Family Healthcare Network
    • 2004 to Present National Association of Social Workers

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2015 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) sponsored by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)National Institutes of Health (NIH)Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
    • Aug  2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Scholar sponsored by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)National Institutes of Health (NIH)Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
      Achievements:

      Bethesda, Maryland

    • Sep  2014 CMS HIspanic Health Services Research sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      Achievements:

      Dr. Sanchez's project, DESEO: DEpression Screening and Education: Options to Reduce Barriers to Treatment will screen Hispanic patients in a community health center for depression and implement a Depression Education Intervention (DEI) designed to increase disease literacy, and dispel myths about depression and its treatment among Hispanic patients, thus reducing stigma and increasing treatment engagement.

    • Sep  2014 Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Expansion Project sponsored by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
    • Aug  2013 R25 Fellowship sponsored by National Hispanic Science Network

News Articles

    • Nov 2015 Fotonovela Research

      Mental health is a serious problem that could affect anyone in our community; however, not everyone finds it easy to get help, especially if there is a language barrier between you and getting better.

    • Sept 2015 UT Arlington School of Social Work wins NIH grant to reduce mental health disparities among Hispanic populations

      A University of Texas at Arlington social work researcher is taking a fotonovela, a popular comic-book style education tool that uses culturally sensitive images, to overcome the barriers to treatment and encourage Hispanic patients to seek care. 

    • Sept 2015 Assistant professor aims to dispel stigma

      Katherine Sanchez, Social Work assistant professor, was awarded a $400,000 grant by the National Institution of Health for her three-year study. Sanchez will place a social worker in an Arlington clinic to give depression counseling and care to Hispanics within a primary care facility.

    • Dissertation Award
      Katherine Sanchez Receives Hogg Foundation Award for Dissertation Research

Research and Expertise

  • Integrated Health Care
    Integrated health care, treatment of mental health in primary care settings, mental health issues of Latino populations, linguistic competency in mental health services, social work in medical settings and disease management, motivational interviewing, role of social work in chronic disease care, multilingual family issues.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network Project HOPE: Hospital Visit as Opportunity for Prevention and Engagement for HIV-Infected Drug Users (CTN – 0049)TEXAS NODE
    Consortium Patient Navigator Coach. Project HOPE will evaluate the effectiveness of a brief intervention delivered to HIV-infected drug users recruited from the hospital setting in achieving viral suppression.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH)
    Principal Investigator, Improving quality and access to health and behavioral healthcare through Integrated Care for Racial & LEP Communities: A workforce training approach through collaborative learning.
  • METRIHC Measuring and Tracking Integrated Health Care
    Principal Investigator. To implement Measurement-based Integrated Health Care for the treatment of depression with an existing screening and monitoring packet (SMP) in one community-based Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the North Texas Area Community Health Center, Inc. (NTACHC) of Fort Worth, Tarrant County
  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health
    Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach
  • Mental Health Workforce Development

    Dr. Sanchez has an additional research agenda to translate the evidence in integrated health care by training culturally diverse, bilingual social workers in evidence-based interventions proven effective for racial and ethnic minority populations. 

Publications

      Journal Article In-press
      • Eghaneyan, B.H., Sanchez, K., Killian, M. (in press). Integrated Health Care for Decreasing Depressive Symptoms in Latina Women: Initial Findings. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

        {Journal Article }
      Accepted
      • Campbell, A.N.C., Montgomery, L., Sanchez, K., Pavlicova, M., Hu, M., Weaver, L., Newville, H., Nunes, E.V. (accepted). Racial/ethnic subgroup differences in outcomes and acceptability of an Internet-delivered psychosocial intervention for substance use disorders. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse.

        {Journal Article }
      Under Review
      • Sanchez, K., Greer, T., Walker, R., Carmody, T., Rethorst, C.D., M., Trivedi, M.H. (under review). Racial and Ethnic Differences in Treatment Outcomes among Adults with Stimulant Use Disorders in a Residential Treatment Setting:  Results from the STRIDE Study. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse.

        {Journal Article }
      Accepted
      • Sanchez, K. (accepted). A Culturally Adapted Educational Tool to Increase Patient Engagement in Depression Treatment: A Case Report from a Study to Reduce Stigma. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Accepted
      • Campbell, A.N.C., Montgomery, L., Sanchez, K., Pavlicova, M., Hu, M., Weaver, L., Newville, H., Nunes, E.V. (accepted). Racial/ethnic subgroup differences in outcomes and acceptability of an Internet-delivered psychosocial intervention for substance use disorders. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Accepted
      • Sanchez, K. (accepted). Collaborative care in real world settings: barriers and opportunities for sustainability. Patient Preference and Adherence.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Sanchez, K., Ybarra, R., Chapa, T., & Martinez, O. N. (2016). Eliminating behavioral health disparities and improving outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations. Psychiatric Services, 67(1), 13-15. 

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Sanchez, K., Eghaneyan, B.H., Trivedi, M.H. (2016). Depression screening and education: Options to reduce barriers to treatment (DESEO): Protocol for an educational intervention study. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 322.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Warden, D., Sanchez, K., Greer, T., Carmody, T., Walker, R., Rethorst, C.D., dela Cruz, A. M., Trivedi, M.H. (2016). Demographic and clinical characteristics of current comorbid psychiatric disorders in a randomized clinical trial for adults with stimulant use disorders. Psychiatry Research.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter 2015
      • Sanchez, K. & Burg, M.A. (2015). Theories of Health Behavior and Behavior Change. In M.A. Burg & O. Oyama (Eds.), The Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Sanchez, K., Chartier, K., Greer, T.L., Walker, R., Carmody, T., Rethorst, C.D., Ring, K.M., dela Cruz, A. M., Trivedi, M.H. (2015). Comorbidities and Race/Ethnicity among Adults with Stimulant Use Disorders in Residential Treatment. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, 14(1), 79-95.

        {Journal Article }
      2015
      • Chartier, K.G., Sanchez, K., Killeen, T.K., Burrow, A., Carmody, T., Greer, T.L., Trivedi, M.H. (in press). Men and Women from the STRIDE Clinical Trial: An Assessment of Stimulant Use Severity at Residential Treatment Entry. The American Journal on Addictions, 24(4), 336-340.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Eghaneyan, B.H., Sanchez, K., Mitschke, D. (2014). Implementation of a collaborative care model for the treatment of depression and anxiety in a community health center: results from a qualitative case study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2014 (7), 503-513.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Sanchez, K., Held, M. L., & Frost, L. E. (2014). Integrated Health Care Legislation: One state's experience with a mandated bidirectional integration workgroup in the context of emerging policy. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41(4), 548-558.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Sanchez, K., Walker, R., Campbell, A.N.C., Greer, T., Hu, M.C., Grannemann, B.D., Nunes, E.V., Trivedi, M.H. (2014). Depressive Symptoms and Associated Clinical Characteristics in Outpatients Seeking Community-based Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Problems. Substance Abuse.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Sanchez, K., Chapa, T., Ybarra, R., & Martinez, O. N. (2014). Eliminating Health Disparities through Culturally and Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care: Consensus Statements, Recommendations, and Key Strategies from the Field. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(2), 469-477.

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2013
      • Lopez, M., Coleman-Beattie, B., Jahnke, L., & Sanchez, K. (2013). Connecting Body and Mind:  A Resource Guide to Integrated Health Care in Texas and the United States. Austin, Texas: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

        {Technical Report }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Sanchez, K., & Adorno, G. (2013). "It's Like Being a Well-loved Child": Reflections from an Integrated Health Care Team. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorder, 15(6).

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Sanchez, K., & Watt, T. (2012). Collaborative Care for the treatment of depression with a low-income, Spanish-speaking population. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 14(6).

        {Journal Article }

      Technical Report 2012
      • Sanchez, K., Chapa, T., Ybarra, R., & Martinez, O. N. (2012). Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach: Consensus Statements and Recommendations. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

        {Technical Report }
      2012
      • Sanchez, K., Chapa, T., Ybarra, R., Martinez, O. N. (2012). Eliminating Disparities through the Integration of Behvioral Health and Primary Care Services for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations, to Include Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A Review of the Literature. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health.

        {Technical Report }

      Book Chapter 2011
      • Franklin, C., & Sanchez, K. (2011). Quantitative Clinical Assessment Methods. In C. Jordan & C. Franklin (Eds.), Clinical Assessment for Social Workers (3rd ed., pp. 51-79). Chicago:Lyceum Books, Inc.
        {Book Chapter }
      2011
      • Pomeroy, E. C., Holleran, L. K., Franklin, C., & Sanchez, K. (2011). Adults. In C. Jordan & C. Franklin (Eds.), Clinical Assessment for Social Workers (3rd ed.). Chicago: Lyceum Books, Inc.
        {Book Chapter }
      2011
      • Thompson, S., & Sanchez, K. (2011). Solution-focused Family Therapy for Troubled and Runaway Youths. In C. Franklin, T. Trepper, W. J. Gingerich & E. McCollum (Eds.), Solution-focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-based Practice:Oxford University Press.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Sanchez, K., Thompson, S., & Alexander, L. (2010). Current efforts, strategies and barriers in integrated health care:  A survey of providers in Texas. General Hospital Psychiatry, 32(1), 26-32.
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • Sanchez, K., Gomez, R., & Davis, K. (2010). Fostering Connections and medical homes:  Addressing health disparities among children in substitute care. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2), 286-291.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Thompson, S., & Sanchez, K. (2010). Therapeutic Play and the Family. In M. J. Craft-Rosenberg & S. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Family Health. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. 
        {Book Chapter }

Presentations

    • January  2016
      Measuring and Tracking Integrated Health Care (METRIHC): Results from a Pilot Study of Latinas with Depression.

      Society for Social Work and Research, 20th Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

    • January  2016
      Depression and anxiety among participants in randomized trial of concurrent smoking-cessation and substance use disorder treatment in stimulant-dependent smokers.

      Society for Social Work and Research, 20th Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

    • December  2015
      DESEO: Depression Screening and Education: Options to Reduce Barriers to Treatment.

      Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement. Dallas, Texas.

    • November  2015
      Depression Screening and Education: Options to Reduce Barriers to Treatment.

      Texas Association of Community Health Centers Behavioral Health Summit. San Antonio, Texas.

    • November  2015
      Models of Education and Training: Anton Summit on Global Approaches to Integrated Care: Translating Science and Best Practices into Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery.

      American Psychological Association (APA) Anton Summit on Global Approaches to Integrated Care: Translating Science and Best Practices into Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery. Washington, D.C.

    • June  2015
      Update on the 1115 Texas Healthcare Transformation Waiver: Integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings.

      Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit. San Antonio, Texas.

    • June  2015
      DESEO: Depression Screening and Education: Options to Reduce Barriers to Treatment.

      National Hispanic Science Network 15th Annual International Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

    • December  2014
      Chronic Disease and Mental Health – a Public Health Forum.

      Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs 9th Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona.

    • November  2014
      Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally and Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach.

      Tarrant Oncology Social Work Education Conference. Moncrief Cancer Institute, Fort Worth, Texas.

    • October  2014
      Reducing Disparities through Integrated Health Care: The Role of Social Workers.

      Dallas Social Work Alumni Network of the University of Texas at Austin. Dallas, Texas.

    • October  2014
      Integrated Health Care and Evidence-Based Brief Interventions for Primary Care.

      Pastoral Counseling Center. Dallas, Texas.

    • September  2014
      Using Technology in Integrated Healthcare to Improve Quality ad Reduce Disparities.

      National Hispanic Science Network 14th Annual International Conference. El Paso, TX.

    • September  2014
      The Health Challenge: Mental Health Disparities and Overall Health Equity.

      Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds. Webinar.

    • August  2014
      Racial/Ethnic Differences in Treatment Outcomes for Stimulant Users: Lessons From the STRIDE Study.

      American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention. Washington, D.C.

    • March  2014
      Integrated Healthcare for Racial and Ethnic Minorities: An Opportunity to Improve Access and Reduce Disparities.

      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. National webinar.

    • March  2014
      Enhancing Quality and Improving Outcomes for Latinos through Integrated Health and Behavioral Health Care.

      National Hispanic Medical Association, 18th Annual Conference, The Affordable Care Act & Best

      Practices in Health Care for Hispanics. Washington, D.C.

    • January  2014
      Men and Women from the STRIDE Clinical Trial: An Assessment of Stimulant Use Severity at Residential Treatment Entry.

      . Society for Social Work and Research 18th Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

    • October  2013
      Racial and Ethnic Differences among Stimulant Abusing/Dependent Inpatients in a Residential Treatment Setting: A Baseline Analysis of the STRIDE Cohort.

      National Hispanic Science Network 13th Annual International Conference. Bethesda, Maryland.

    • August  2013
      Role of Social Work in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care.

      National Association of Social Workers Texas Annual Conference. Austin, Texas.

    • July  2013
      Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities.

      SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. National webinar.

    • April  2013
      Evolving Models of Integration in a Time of Healthcare Evolution

      The Michigan Department of Community Health, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards and the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Webinar.

    • March  2013
      There’s No Place Like Home and Preparing for Integration: Tools for Assessing Organizational Readiness, Team Building, and Setting Outcome Goals.

      Plenary speaker, Sunflower Foundation Integrated Care Initiative Grantee Orientation. Topeka, Kansas.

    • March  2013
      Racial and ethnic differences among stimulant abusing/dependent inpatients in a residential treatment setting: A baseline analysis of the STRIDE cohort.

      Poster presentation at the Race and Ethnic Minorities Research Symposium, Minority Interest Group of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. Bethesda, Maryland.

    • February  2013
      Going to the Doctor

      Texas Legislative Black Caucus, 11thAfrican American Legislative Summit. Austin, Texas.

    • October  2012
      Learning Together: Sharing Knowledge and Building Skills to Advance Integrated Healthcare Practice Through a Learning Community.

      Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 14th Annual Conference. Austin, Texas.

    • October  2012
      Succeeding Not Seceding: The Work of the Texas Legislative Workgroup on Integrated Healthcare.

      Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 14th Annual Conference. Austin, Texas.

    • October  2012
      Charting a True Course for Integration: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities through Integrated Healthcare.

      Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 14th Annual Conference. Austin, Texas.

    • September  2012
      Transforming Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services to Hispanic Communities: Building Cultural and Linguistic Competency in the U.S. Behavioral Health Workforce

      18th Annual Latino Behavioral Health Institute.  Los Angeles, California.  

    • August  2012
      Presidential Track on Interprofessional Practice: Integrated Primary Care

      American Psychological Association 120th Annual Convention.  Orlando, Florida.

    • May  2012
      Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the Impact on Health.

      Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing.  Austin, Texas.

    • May  2012
      Eliminating Disparities through Integrated Health Care for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities and Individuals with Limited English Proficiency.

      Texas Council of Community Centers, 27th Annual Conference. Austin, Texas.

    • February  2012
      Delivering Integrated Health Care in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities.

      Quality Health Care for All: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care sponsored by Hogg Foundation for Mental Health & U.S. D.H.H.S. Office of Minority Health.  Austin, Texas.

    • February  2012
      Delivering Integrated Health Care in Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Persons with Limited English Proficiency

      National Funders Meeting How Funders Can Help Provide Quality Health Care for All: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities through Integrated Health Care.  Austin, Texas. 

    • October  2011
      The Role of Social Work in Integrated Health Care: Service Delivery Considerations for Racial and Ethnic Communities

      National Association of Social Workers.  Dallas, Texas.

    • October  2011
      Addressing the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities through Integrated Health Care.

      Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.  Philadelphia, PA.

    • April  2011
      Mental health workforce diversification

      University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work.  Invited presentation for Hogg Foundation Bilingual       Scholarship recipients.

    • January  2010
      Texas Learning Community on Integrated Health Care
      The Hogg Foundation has launched a statewide learning community of healthcare providers, the latest step in a multi-year initiative to promote integrated health care in Texas. The foundation awarded a $259,092 grant to Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA) to develop and coordinate the community network and selected 10 Texas organizations as the first participants.
    • October  2008

      Spanish for Social Workers:  Adding diversity to the curriculum

    • July  2006

      No quiero salir de la cama: La depresión en los adolecentes

      Presentation for Spanish speaking mothers on depression in adolescence.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • July 2015 to Present METRIC: Measurement, Education and Tracking in Integrated Care: Strategies to Increase Patient Engagement and Reduce Mental Health Disparities among Hispanics sponsored by  - $395467
    • Sept 2014 to Present DESEO: DEpression Screening and Education: Options to Reduce Barriers to Treatment sponsored by  - $200000
    • Sept 2014 to Present Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Expansion Project sponsored by  - $19050
    • Sept 2014 to Present Enhance Identification and Treatment (EIT) of Medicaid Patients with Major Depressive Disorder in Primary Care Practice sponsored by  - $1
    • Jan 2012 to Aug 2014 Consortium Patient Navigator Coach. Project HOPE: Hospital Visit as Opportunity for Prevention and Engagement for HIV-Infected Drug Users sponsored by  - $63176
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 METRIHC: Measuring and Tracking Integrated Health Care sponsored by  - $80000
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Improving quality and access to health and behavioral healthcare through Integrated Care for Racial & LEP Communities: A workforce training approach through collaborative learning. sponsored by  - $67500
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities through the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Individuals with Limited English Proficiency sponsored by  - $30000

Courses

      • SOCW 6305-012 Integrative Seminar

        The Integrative Seminar provides students with a learning experience aimed at demonstrating the

        ability to articulate, consolidate, analyze, evaluate, apply and synthesize research, theory,

        knowledge and skills learned in the course of their professional graduate education in social work.

        The perspective undergirding this seminar is that professional social work practice requires the

        mastery of a substantial body of social work and social science knowledge, skills, and values/ethics,

        with application to all levels of client systems: micro, mezzo and macro as well as administration of

        human service programs.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6344-001 TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

         Overview of the literature which describes physical, psychological, and cultural characteristics unique to childhood and adolescence. Attention then turned to treatment principles, and the specification of procedures for the amelioration of problems common to children and adolescents.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6305-006 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

        The Integrative Seminar provides students with a learning experience aimed at demonstrating the ability to articulate, consolidate, analyze, evaluate, apply and synthesize research, theory, knowledge and skills learned in the course of their professional graduate education in social work. The perspective undergirding this seminar is that professional social work practice requires the mastery of a substantial body of social work and social science knowledge, skills, and values/ethics, with application to all levels of client systems: micro, mezzo and macro as well as administration of human service programs. This course is required of all non-thesis students in their final semester of coursework. A grade of C or better must be earned in this seminar to pass. If this requirement is not met, the student must repeat the course.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6305-007 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        The Integrative Seminar provides students with a learning experience aimed at demonstrating the ability to articulate, consolidate, analyze, evaluate, apply and synthesize research, theory, knowledge and skills learned in the course of their professional graduate education in social work. The perspective undergirding this seminar is that professional social work practice requires the mastery of a substantial body of social work and social science knowledge, skills, and values/ethics, with application to all levels of client systems: micro, mezzo and macro as well as administration of human service programs.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6336-002 Direct Practice in Mental Health

        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. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6336-002 DIRECT PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH
        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.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCW 5304-001 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE
        Micro generalist practice falls under the purview of Direct Practice, one of the five major content areas in the School of Social Work. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge needed for direct social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. The skills and knowledge include basic strategies and techniques for developing rapport, interviewing, assessing, and contracting with clients. History, ethics, and values of the social work profession are also emphasized. This is a required course for all first-year students.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCW 6336-002 DIRECT PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH
        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.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCW 6326-001 DIRECT PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
        This second year required course for family and children focuses on direct social work practice with children and their families. The rationale for the course is that in many settings, social workers often are the first, and sometimes the only, helping professionals available to provide services to troubled and troubling children. Social workers, therefore, need a core base of assessment and intervention skills to work effectively with a variety of problems that children, parent(s) and family members commonly encounter. Assessment of children's problems is understood in the context of human development, both of the individual child, their parent(s) and family, as well as of the larger systems in the changing environment. An integrative bio-psycho-social framework, drawing on ecological, systemic, psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral theories, is used to assess and intervene with children's problems and difficulties.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010

Service to the Community

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2012 to  Present Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subject Research

      Member

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  2011-2012 Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
      2012 Conference Planning Committee
      Austin, Texas
      Co-chair
    • Dec  2011-Present Dallas Behavioral Health Leadership Team
      Primary Care Integration Team
      Integrated Health Care Models and Financing Sub-committee
      Chair
    • Dec  2010 Member, Chronic Disease Advisory Group
      National Association of Social Workers, Texas (NASW)
    • Dec  2000-2008 Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subject Research
      The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Texas