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Mental Health

School of Social Work researchers are seeking to improve a variety of mental health outcomes while contributing to the knowledge bases of different practice approaches and theoretical foundations.

Researchers in Mental Health

Korina Barry

Director of Outreach, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare Systems Reform, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Youth Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice Reform


Jennifer Bertram

Outreach and Policy Program Coordinator, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare, Family Violence, Supervision, Social Media and Technology, Policy


Peter Dimock

Co-PI, Minnesota Center for Chemical & Mental Health; Educational Technology Coordinator; Teaching Specialist

Topics:
Educational Technology Methods, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Family & Couples Therapy


Priscilla Gibson

Professor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Topics:
Cultural Competence,Untellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Justice


Jane Gilgun

Professor

Topics:
Child Welfare, Family Violence, Qualitative Research Methods


Elizabeth Keely Vandre

PACC Coordinator, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Intersection of disability and Child Welfare, Families and Children, Professional Education


Roxanne Kibben

Project Director, Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Topics:
Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Positive Psychology


Amy Krentzman

Assistant Professor

Topics:
Substance Abuse, Addiction Treatment and Recovery, Spirituality, Positive Psychology


Traci LaLiberte

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare, Disability, Evaluation, Policy, Systems Change


Piper Meyer-Kalos

Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Topics:
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Positive Psychology


Joseph Merighi

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Topics:
End-stage renal diseases, Medication adherence, Chronic illness, Social work practice in health care settings


Kristine Piescher

Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy


Heidi Presslein

MSW, LICSW - Field Coordinator

Topics:
Field Instruction, Clinical Supervision, International Social Work, Healing Strategies, Family Therapy, Youth Advocacy


Julie Rohovit

Director of Training, Co-PI for the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Topics: Co-occurring Disorders, Clinical Supervision, Group Therapy


Stacy Remke

Teaching Specialist

Topics:
Clinical Social Work, Healing Strategies, Child Welfare, Pediatric Palliative Care


Patricia Shannon

Associate Professor

Topics:
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Evaluation, Immigration, Intervention Science, Loss & Trauma, Mental Health


Jill Stiber

Teaching Specialist

Topics:
Clinical Social Work, Family Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Mental Health, Psychotherapy


James Toole

Senior Fellow, School of Social Work

Topics:
Service Learning, Youth Development, Education Reform, Social Entrepreneurship, Program Development


Mark Umbreit

Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking; Professor

Topics:
Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health


Oliver WIlliams

Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Professor

Topics:
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Cultural Competence, Family Violence, Social Services, Specific Cultures (African American)