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Dr Micki Washburn

[Dr Michelle Washburn]

Assistant Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Health disparities related to mental health and substance misuse in historically under-resourced communities, applications of technology in behavioral health assessment and treatment, mindfulness based clinical interventions for mental health and substance use disorders, social policy related to SOGIE for child welfare involved youth and families.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
addictions, child welfare, mindfulness, LGBTQIA+

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, research methods, child welfare policy.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Micki Washburn is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Prior to her appointment at UTA, Dr. Washburn worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Houston Center for Drug and Social Policy Research, and was the Coordinator of the Virtual Reality Clinical Research Lab. Dr. Washburn frequently integrates aspects of technology into her scholarship and has expertise in VR development and telehealth. Her current research focuses on the development of interventions for Latinx women with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are at risk of child welfare involvement. Dr. Washburn’s other work focuses on the implementation of large scale system improvements to better serve LGBTQ+ youth and families with child welfare system involvement. In addition, she has extensive program evaluation experience related to mental health, substance abuse and child welfare system improvement projects.

For over 15 years, Dr. Washburn has worked with people experiencing co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health concerns. She holds practice licenses in both Social Work and Professional Counseling. She is also a State of Texas board approved LPC Supervisor. Dr. Washburn is trained in multiple evidence-based intervention approaches including motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Her extensive practice experience brings real world knowledge to the classroom to further develop the knowledge base and skills of the next generation of social work professionals.

Education

Education

    • 2015 PhD in Social Work
      University of Houston
    • 2001 MA in Clinical Psychology
      University of Houston Clear Lake
    • 1997 BA in Psychology
      Rice University

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2016 Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW),
    • 2011 Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S),
    • 2008 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),
    • 2006 Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I),

Appointments

Appointments

    • July 2017 to Sept 2019 Research Faculty
      Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston (Houston, TX, United States)
    • Sept 2015 to July 2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow
      Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston (Houston, United States)

Memberships

    • Dec 2020 to Present American Public Health Association
    • Dec 2020 to Present National Association of Social Workers
    • 2012 to Present Society for Social Work and Research
    • 2011 to Present Council on Social Work Education
    • 2011 to Present World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Awards and Honors

    •  2020 Faculty Research Fellow sponsored by UTA Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)
    •  2020 UTA ACEU Effective Teaching Practices Faculty sponsored by American Council on Education (ACE)
    •  2019 Faculty Fellow sponsored by University of Houston Mental Health Research Innovation Treatment Engagement and Service (MH-RITES) Center

News Articles

News Articles

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2020 to July 2022 Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness sponsored by  -  $13738
      Micki Washburn (Funded)
    • Sept 2020 to Aug 2021 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program sponsored by  -  $16017
      Micki Washburn (Funded)
    • July 2020 to July 2020 Maximizing Federal Funds to Pay for QRTP Services sponsored by  -  $5500
      Micki Washburn (Funded)

Publications


      2019
      2013
      • Book Chapter
        Gender Identity Game: Who am I
        Therapeutic games and guided imagery, Volume II: Tools for professionals working with children and adolescents with specific needs and in multicultural settings
        [Washburn, Micki, Cheung, Monit]. Chicago, IL.: "Lyceum Book".
        211 S Cooper St.

      2021
      • Journal Article
        Web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for symptoms of anxiety and depression: Within group effect size benchmarks as tools for clinical practice.
        [Washburn, Micki, Yu, Miao, Zhou, Shu, Rubin, Alan]. Journal of Telehealth and Telemedicine.
        https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1357633X211009647
      • Journal Article
        Licensed Master of Social Workers’ engagement in the process of evidence-based practice: Barriers and facilitators
        [Washburn, Micki, Parrish, Danielle, Oxhandler, Holly , Garrison, Brianna, Ma, Anny]. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work.
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2021.1918598.
      • Journal Article
        Creating Virtual Reality based intervention for older adults impacted by substance misuse: Safety and design considerations.
        [Washburn, Micki, Hagedorn, Aaron, Moore, Steven]. Journal of Technology in Human Services.
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2021.1915927
      • Journal Article
        A pilot study of peer-to-peer SBIRT Simulation as a Clinical Telehealth Training Tool During COVID-19.
        [Washburn, Micki, Zhou, Shu, Sampson, McClain, Palmer, Ashley]. Clinical Social Work Journal.
        https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-021-00799-8

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Public stigma toward schizophrenia within Latino communities in the United States
        [Gearing, RobinE, Brewer, KathryneB, Washburn, Micki, Carr, LChristian , Burr, Sean, Manning, Torres, LuisR]. Community Mental Health Journal. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Group based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for symptoms of depression and anxiety: Within group effect size benchmarks
        [Washburn, Micki, Rubin, Alan, Zhou, Shu]. Journal of Affective Disorders. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Predictors of stigma toward alcohol misuse in Hispanic/Latino communities: A path model
        [Washburn, Micki, KathryneB, Gearing, RobinE, Yu, M, Torres, LuisR]. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Latinos’ conceptualization of depression, diabetes and mental health related stigma
        [Washburn, Micki, Brewer, KathryneB, Gearing, RobinE, Leal, RobertaM, Yu, Miao, Torres, R]. Journal of Ethnic and Minority Health Disparities. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Predictors of help seeking for mental health treatment among Latinos
        [Gearing, Robin E , Washburn, Micki, Brewer, KathryneB, Yu, Miao, Bjugstad, Antoinette, Torres, R]. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        “Sangre Buena, Sangre Mala” (Good Blood, Bad Blood): Familismo and Mexican American Men’s Heroin Use
        [Flores, David, Washburn, Micki, Torres, Luis]. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533256X.2021.1952010 Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Conceptualizations of suicide and suicide-related stigma in Latino communities in the United States.
        [Brewer, KathryneK, Washburn, Micki, Gearing, RobinE, Yu, Miao, Torres, LuisR, Giraldo-Santiago, Cabrera, Alberto]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        A mixed methods investigation of Licensed Masters-level social workers engagement in outcome evaluation.
        [Washburn, Micki, Parrish, DaE, Oxhandler, Holly, Ma, Anny]. Research on Social Work Practice. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Transportation barriers for substance abuse and mental health outpatient treatment programs: A scoping review
        [Harweth, Joseph, Lee, Kathy, Washburn, Micki, Basham, Randall]. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Strengthening social work skills and competency through exposure to diversity?
        [Gearing, Robin, Washburn, Micki, Savani, Shanaz, Mytelka, Caitlyn, Carr, LC, Robinson, Andrew, Clark, Danny, Robbins, P]. Journal of Social Work Education. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Evaluation of a youth focused integrated behavioral health training program: A comparison of three cohorts of MSW students
        [Sampson, McClain, Washburn, Micki, Parrish, DanielleE]. Journal of Social Work Education. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/DOI:10.1080/10437797.2021.1943585 Accepted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Immigration policy changes and the mental health of Mexican-American immigrants.
        [Gearing, RobinE, Washburn, Micki, Luis R , Carr, Christian, Cabrera, Alberto, Olivares, Reyna]. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (Online). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00816-5
      • Journal Article
        The intersection of the opioid crisis with changes in US immigration policy: Contextual barriers to substance abuse research with Latinx communities
        [Washburn, Micki, Torres, LuisR, Moore, Nicole, Mancillas, Alberto]. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

      2019
      2018
      • Journal Article
        Yes we can Allegheny: Implementing SOGIE inclusive system improvements
        [Washburn, Micki , Dettlaff, AlanJ, Lucadamo, Shawna , Bettencourt, Bill, Weber, Kristen, Goode, Megan]. Child Welfare. 96(2), 99-124.

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Symptoms, circumstances, and service systems: Pathways to psychiatric emergency service use among uninsured young adults.
        [Narendorf, Sarah , Munson, Michelle , Washburn, Micki, Fedoravicius, Nicole, Wagner, Richard , Flores, SarahK]. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 87(5), 585-596. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000218

      2016
      2015
      • Journal Article
        Identity synthesis or identity schism? [Review of the book Conservative Christian beliefs and sexual orientation in social work: Privilege, oppression and the pursuit of human rights by A. Dessel & R. M. Bolen]
        [Washburn , Micki]. Research on Social Work Practice. 25, 294-296. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1049731514564072

      2013
      • Journal Article
        The role of health insurance in the promotion of health equity and human rights for Chinese children
        [Ren, Yi, Washburn, Micki , Kao, Dennis]. Social Development Issues. 35(2), 18-34.

Presentations

    • June  2021
      Washburn, Michelle (Author & Presenter), McCormick, Adam (Author & Presenter), Atteberry Ash, Brittanie (Author & Presenter), Weaver, Lou (Author & Presenter), "Affirming trauma-informed practice with LGBTQ+ youth in care", Texas Center for Child and Family Studies. (June , 2021).
    • May  2021
      Bapat, S (Author & Presenter), Fleming, Marc (Author), Abughosh, Susan (Author), Essien, E. (Author), Washburn, Michelle, Thornton, Douglas (Author), "Inclusion of Background Variables of the theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Provider Intention to Prescribe Buprenorphine", ISPOR. (May , 2021).
    • April  2021
      Washburn, Michelle, "Changing the language of addiction to support trauma informed behavioral health care. ", University of Maine School of Social Work. (April , 2021).
    • April  2021
      Atteberry Ash, Brittanie (Author & Presenter), Box, Devyn (Author & Presenter), McCormick, Adam (Author & Presenter), Roper, De'AnOlson (Author & Presenter), Tankard, Angela (Author), Washburn, Michelle, "Working with LGBTQ+ Youth and Families Through the Lifespan: A Panel Discussion.", UTA School of Social Work . (April , 2021).
    • February  2021
      Mooney, Megan (Author & Presenter), Washburn, Michelle (Author & Presenter), Barker, Alex (Author & Presenter), Tankard, Angela (Author & Presenter), "Best practices for parenting LGBTQ+ youth with child welfare involvement. ", National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (February , 2021).
    • January  2021
      Washburn, Michelle (Author & Presenter), "Changing the language of addiction: Reducing the stigma associated with substance misuse and people who misuse them", Council on Social Work Education. (January , 2021).
    • January  2021
      Washburn, Michelle (Author & Presenter), Mooney, Megan (Author & Presenter), Barker, Alex (Author & Presenter), Tankard, Angela (Author & Presenter), "Creating affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in care ", National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (January , 2021).
    • January  2021
      Washburn, Micki (Author), Gearing, RobinE (Author), Moore, Steven (Author & Presenter), Cabrera, Alberto (Author), "Temporal Use Patterns of Formal vs. Informal Systems of Care for Latinx Individuals with Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders", Society for Social Work and Research. (January , 2021).
    • October  2020
      Mooney, Megan (Author & Presenter), Washburn, Micki (Author & Presenter), Barker, A (Author & Presenter), Tankard, Angela (Author & Presenter), "Challenges and Strategies for Working with LGBTQ+ You in Child Serving Systems in the American South". (October , 2020).
    • October  2020
      Al-Rawwad, Tamara (Author & Presenter), Washburn, Michelle (Author), Abboud, S (Author), "HIV knowledge among middle eastern and north African women: They don’t know what they don’t know! ", American Public Health Association . (October , 2020).
    • October  2020
      Bapat, S (Author & Presenter), Tata, V (Author), Fleming, M, Abughosh, S (Author), Essien, E, Washburn, Micki, Thornton, Douglas, "Investigating Prescriber Beliefs Regarding Buprenorphine in Outpatient Settings: A Qualitative Study.", American Public Health Association . (October , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Washburn, Micki (Author & Presenter), Torres, Luis R (Author), Moore, NicoleE (Author), Mancillas, Alberto (Author), "A pilot study of virtual reality cue exposure and mindfulness based coping to decrease opioid craving among heroin users", Society for Social Work and Research. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Washburn, Micki (Author), Torres, LuisR (Author), Cabrera, Alberto (Author & Presenter), Carr, Christian (Author & Presenter), Gearing, Robin (Author), "Changes in immigration policy and the mental health of recent Mexican American immigrants", Society for Social Work and Research. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Gearing, RobinE (Author), Brewer, Katheryn (Author), Torres, LuisR (Author), Washburn, Micki (Author), Cabrera, Alberto (Author & Presenter), "Examining the attitudes and stigma of Latino Youths’ engagement in mental health services", Society for Social Work and Research. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Parrish, DanielleE (Author & Presenter), Washburn, Micki (Author), Oxhandler, HollyK (Author), Ma, Anny (Author), Lemmons, Brianna (Author), Garrison, Brianna, "How easy is it? Barriers and facilitators of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work", Society for Social Work and Research. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Bapat, S (Author & Presenter), Flemming, Marc (Author), Abughosh, S (Author), Essien, E (Author), Washburn, Michelle, Thronton, JD (Author), "Inclusion of background variables of the theory of planned behavior to predict provider intention to prescribe buprenorphine". (January , 2020).
    • October  2019
      Washburn, Micki (Panelist), Torres, LuisR (Panelist), Gearing, Robin (Panelist), "Educating tomorrow’s social work professionals about medication assisted therapies for opioid misuse", Council on Social Work Education . (October , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Washburn, Micki (Author & Presenter), Gearing, RobinE (Author), Leal, Roberta (Author & Presenter), Cabrera, Alberto (Author), "Successful University-Community collaborations to address the health needs of Mexican-American immigrants", Council on Social Work Education. (October , 2019).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Steven Moore, (Social Work)
      Use of Attachment Theory to Predict the Success of Clients in Online Group Therapy
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Zachary Tarbet, (Social Work)
      Exploring social support through social network site use for military veterans
    • Present
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Alberto Cabrera, Ongoing research mentorship for doctoral student at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Supervised manuscript production for Latino behavioral health study. Served as doctoral level field research internship supervisor for SOCW 8366.
    • Present
      Postdoctoral Research Supervision
      Miao Yu, Supervised post-doctoral fellow on research related to Latinos and women's health.
    • May 2021
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Ankitah Gangarapu, Supervised field research for MPH student at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. TX
      Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQ+ Youth
    • Dec 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Caitlyn Mytelka, Supervised university of Houston PhD on manuscript production for papers on learning abroad participation outcomes.
    • Dec 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Natalia Geraldo Santiago, Student at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Supervised manuscript production for Latino behavioral health study.
    • Dec 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Joseph Harweth, (Social Work)
      Transportation Barriers for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Outpatient Programs: A Scoping Review
    • Dec 2020
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Shweta Bapta, Doctoral Student in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Houston (external committee member)
      Predicting Provider Intention to Prescribe Buprenorphine Using the Theory of Planned Behavior: A Mixed Methods Design
    • Aug 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Maria Herrera, Served as student's MSW Field Instructor (Social Work)
    • Aug 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Victorial Ellis, Served as student's MSW Field Instructor (Social Work)
    • Aug 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Yesenia Padilla, Student was a Research Associate
    • Aug 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Katherine (Astrid) Pineda, Served as student's MSW field instructor (Social Work)
    • Aug 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Devyn Box, (Social Work)
      Non-Binary and Gender Expansive Young Adults: Perceptions of Their Lived Experiences with Gender Identity
    • Aug 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Steven Moore, Student was a Doctoral Research Associate (Social Work)
    • Dec 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      L. Christian C Carr, Student at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (external committee member). (Social Work)
      The Moderating Effect of Title IV-E Training on Public Child Welfare Turnover

Courses

      • SOCW 5363-006 SOCIAL POLICY FOR CHILD YOUTH
        (Course Id: 109015 | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5363-011 SOCIAL POLICY FOR CHILD YOUTH
        (Course Id: 109015 | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5354-001 TRTMNT OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS
        (Course Id: 109091 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Aug 2021 to  Present Committee Chair
      UT Arlington School of Social Work Child and Families Committee
      Co-Chair for Committee
    • Jan 2021 to  Present Committee Member
      UT Arlington School of Social Work Bachelor of Substance Use Treatment Comittee
    • 2021 to  Present Program Organizer
      UTA School of Social Work Child and Families Committee
      Planned and served as moderator for the UTA SSW C & F Committee spring 2021 speaker panel on April 5th, 2021 entitled "Working with LGBTQ+ Youth and Families Through the Lifespan" https://fb.watch/4Vv871aFuc/

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      UT Arlington School of Social Work Child and Families Committee
    • Nov 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      UTA Taskforce to Support LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty and Staff
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      UTA SSW MSW Substance Abuse Treatment Subcommittee of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      UTA Tech Ambassadors

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member
      American Public Health Association (APHA)
      Served on the APHA Mental Health Section Program Planning Committee for the 2021 APHA national conference. Planned events for this track and reviewed paper and poster submissions
    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Member
      American Public Health Association (APHA)
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research
    • 2018 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Council on Social Work Education
      Special Interest Groups in Addictions, Technology in Social Work Education and Evidence Based Practice
    • 2018 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Society for Social Work and Research
      Special Interest Group for the Use of Technology for the Greater Good and Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Computers in Human Behavior
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Public Child Welfare
    • 2017 to  Present
      Member
      National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Technology in Human Services
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Social Work Education
    • Feb 2019 to  2020
      Task Force Member
      National Taskforce for the Council on Social Work Education Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice
      CSWE Taskforce for the Creation of the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice. This curricular guide, released to the public in Spring 2020, provide a roadmap for social work educators to thoughtfully incorporate substance misuse specific content into generalist and advanced clinical social work education.
    • 2018 to  2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Jan 2021 to  Present
      Consultant
      Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative
      LGBTQ+ youth content matter expert
    • Oct 2019 to  Present
      Member
      Tarrant County Mental Health Connection