Director Charles Glisson discusses organizational social context (culture and climate) and its critical importance to mental health and child welfare organizations becoming more effective.
Charles Glisson is chancellor?s professor, university distinguished professor, and founding director of the Children's Mental Health Services Research Center. He received his doctorate in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976 and has directed interdisciplinary mental health services research continuously since founding the center in 1988.
Dr. Glisson's research focuses on the organization and delivery of social and mental health services to children and families. He has been principal investigator on multiple major research projects concerned with children's services funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has written numerous articles in major social work, mental health, and organizational research journals, and has made presentations throughout the country on the organizational context of social and mental health services. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals and served as a member of the Services Research NIMH scientific review group.
Dr. Glisson is the founder and director of the Children's Mental Health Services Research Center, a research center funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The Center's goal is to implement high-quality research on social and mental health services for children with an emphasis on research designed to improve child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health services to children and families at risk.
Children's Mental Health Services Research Center Website
Charles Glisson, PhD,
Distinguished University Professor, and Director, Children's Mental Health Services Research Center
College of Social Work
1618 Cumberland Avenue
124 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
Phone: (865) 974-1707
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