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Faculty, Student, and Alumni Presentations at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference

The Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshops, roundtables, papers and poster presentations will be on the agenda.

The College of Social Work will be well-represented at the SSWR Annual Conference January 10-14, 2018: sixteen College faculty members, students, and recent alumni will be presenting in oral presentations, a total of thirty will be presenting poster presentations, and three will be presenting at workshops over the course of the conference.

 

Oral Presentations

Thursday, January 11, at 3:15 pm - Marquis BR Salon 13 (ML 2)
West, S., PhD, Assistant Professor, Castro Baker, A. & Bills, K., (PhD Student) will make a presentation entitled Housing Loss and Financial Asset Depletion in the Wake of the Great Recession: Uneven Impacts by Race and Gender.

Friday, January 12 at 10:15 am, Supreme Court (ML 4)
Mason, L.R., PhD, Assistant Professor, Erwin, J., (PhD Student), Brown, A., (PhD Student), Ellis, K., & Hathaway, J. will make a presentation entitled Health and Financial Impacts of Extreme Weather in the City.

Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 am, Liberty BR Salon K (ML 4)
Orme, J.G., PhD, Professor, and Cherry, D.J., (Alumnus) will make a presentation entitled CA 17-Year Longitudinal Study of Vital Few Foster Families.

Saturday, January 13 at 8:15 am, Treasury (ML 4)
Forrest-Bank, S., PhD, Assistant Professor, Bessaha, S., Cuellar, M., PhD, (Alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor) & Story, E., MSW (PhD Student) will make a presentation entitled Relationships among Childhood Environmental Factors in Influencing Young Adult Psychological Distress.

Saturday, January 13 at 10:45 am, Liberty BR Salon I (ML 4)
Mason, L.R., PhD, Assistant Professor, will make a presentation entitled Social Work Research on Global Environmental Change: Past, Present, and Future Directions.

Sunday, January 14 at 8:30 am, Independence BR A (ML 4)
Hall, J.C., PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, Watkins, K., and Collard, C., will make a presentation entitled, It's Tough Being a Woman: The Psychosocial Impact of Intergenerational Stress and Coping.

Sunday, January 14 at 9:45 am, Independence BR C (ML 4)
Garland, E. L., Baker, A., Larsen, P., Riquino, M., Priddy, S., Thomas, E.A., PhD, Assistant Professor, Hanley, A., Galbraith, P., Wanner, N., and Nakamura, Y., will make a presentation entitled, Efficacy of Brief Mindfulness Training and Hypnotic Suggestion for Acute Pain Relief in the Hospital Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrative Social Work Interventions.

Sunday, January 14 at 10:15 am, Independence BR H (ML 4)
Corbin, J. and Hall, J.C., PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor will make a presentation entitled Resettlement Post Conflict: Risk and Protective Factors and Resilience Among Women in Northern Uganda.

Sunday, January 14 at 11:30 am, Supreme Court (ML 4)
Hall, J.C., PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, & Crutchfield, J.M. will make a presentation entitled Colorist Microaggressions: Black Women's Phenomenological Experience of Race and Gender.

Sunday, January 14 at 12:30 pm, Independence BR B (ML 4)
Thomas, E.A., PhD, Assistant Professor, and Garland, E.L.: Targeting Obesity among Cancer Patients with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.

 

Workshops

Saturday, January 13, from 9:45 am-11:15 am, Independence BR A (ML 4)
Cuellar, M.J., PhD, (Alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor), Auerbach, C., & Orme, J.G., PhD, Professor, will present a workshop entitled Longitudinal Multilevel Modeling Using R.

Saturday, January 13, from 9:45 am-11:15 am, Independence BR A (ML 4),
Nugent, W., PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, & Interim Director of the PhD program, will present a workshop entitled, Testing for Differential Item Functioning, and Estimating Its Magnitude, Using Item Response Theory.

 

Poster Presentations

Thursday, January 11, 3:15-4:45 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 84P
Crutchfield, J.M. and Hall, J.C., PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor will present a poster entitled Gendered Colorism: Reflections from Black Women in America.

Thursday, January 11, 3:15-4:45 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 68P
Ramseyer Winter, V.L., Jones, A. (PhD Student), and O'Neill, E.will present a poster entitled Body Image among Youth: The Influence of Eating Breakfast and Family Meals.

Friday, January 12, 8:00-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 154P
Patterson, D., PhD, Cooper Herron Endowed Professor in Mental Health Research & Practice & Director, DSW Program, Robinson, Y., LCSW (DSW Student), Walker, A., MSSW, Community Law Office, and Higginbotham, L., MSSW, (Alumnus) will present a poster entitled KnoxHMIS Program Manager: An Exploratory Analysis of Information Communication Technology Usage Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness.

Friday, January 12, 8:00-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 158P
Ramseyer Winter, V.L., Gillen, M., Jones, A. (PhD Student), and Ward, M. will present a poster entitled Exploring Body Image and Mental Health among Women.

Friday, January 12, 8:00-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 131P
Yoon, S. (PhD Student), Cummings, S., PhD, Associate Dean for Academics & Professor, and Nugent, W., PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, & Interim Director, PhD Program will present a poster entitled, The Impact of Spousal Physical Abuse on Suicidal Ideation in Later Life.

Friday, January 12, 9:45 am-11:15 am, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 229P
Akinsola, O. (PhD Student) will present a poster entitled Factors Affecting Academic Performance among Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria.

Friday, January 12, 9:45 am-11:15 am, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 203P
Choi, S., PhD, Assistant Professor will present a poster entitled Mid-Life Adults with Functional Limitations: Comparison of Adults Aging into and with Disability.

Friday, January 12, 1:45 am-3:15 am, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 265P
Cadet, T., PhD, Burke, S., PhD, Moore, M., PhD, (Alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor), Bakk, L., PhD, Bullock, K., PhD, Davis, C., PhD, & Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, will present a poster entitled Exploring the Relationship between Social Engagement Activities and Mammography Screening Among Older Non-Hispanic White, African American, and Hispanic Women.

Friday, January 12, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 307P
Nugent, W., PhD, Associate Dean, Professor & Interim Director will present a poster entitled A Differential Item Functioning (DIF) Study of the Ultra-Short Suicidal Ideation Scale.

Friday, January 12, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 337P
Walters, J. (PhD Student) and Nugent, W., PhD, Associate Dean, Professor & Interim Director will present a poster entitled Perceptions of Effectiveness Regarding Nonprofit Resource Center Services.

Friday, January 12, 5:15 pm-6:45 pm, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)395P
Lee, S. and Held, M., PhD, Assistant Professor will present a poster entitled Effect of Volunteering on Perceived Health of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.

Friday, January 12, 5:15 pm-6:45 pm, Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2)391P
West, S., PhD, Assistant Professor, and Bills, K. (PhD Student)will present a poster entitled How the Affordable Housing Crisis Undermines Neighborhood Connectedness.

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 am-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 449P
Moore, M., PhD, (Alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor), Cadet T., PhD, & Davis, C., PhD, will present a poster entitled Understanding the Complexities in Providing Social Support to Lung Cancer Patients.

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 am-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 445P
Held, M., PhD, Assistant Professor, and McCabe, J., (PhD Student) will present a poster entitled Correlates of Immigration-Related Stress and Perceived Social Support among Latino Immigrants.

Saturday, January 13, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 592P
Black, D., PhD, LCSW (Alumnus), and Held, M., PhD, Assistant Professor will present a poster entitled Developing a Computer Application to Prepare Social Workers for Integrated Healthcare.

Saturday, January 13, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 565P
Held, M., PhD, Assistant Professor, & Black, D., PhD, LCSW (Alumnus) will present a poster entitled Equipping Social Workers to Better Serve Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Recognizing Physical Health Risk Factors.

Sunday, January 14, 8:00 am-9:30 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 650P
Black, D., PhD, LCSW (Alumnus) and Nugent, W., PhD, Associate Dean, Professor & Interim Director will present a poster entitled Examining the Validity of a Model of Integrated Healthcare Knowledge.

Sunday, January 14, 9:45 am-11:15 am - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 689P
Lee, S., Black, D., PhD, LCSW (Alumnus), and Held, M., PhD, Assistant Professor will present a poster entitled Telehealth Service Utilization Among Individuals Living in Rural Communities.

Sunday, January 14, 11:30 am-1:00 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 740P
Buchanan, S., PhD, LCSW (Alumnus) will present a poster entitled Understanding Public Defense Clients to Inform Social Work Practice.

Sunday, January 14, 11:30 am-1:00 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 766P
Cherry, D., PhD, (Alumnus), Staudt, M., PhD, will present a poster entitled Systematic Review of Equine Facilitated Therapy and Trauma: Current Knowledge, Future Needs.

Sunday, January 14, 11:30 am-1:00 pm - Marquis BR Salon 6 (ML 2) 747P
Moore, M., PhD, (Alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor), Davis, C., PhD, & Cadet T., PhD, will present a poster entitled The Role of Social Support in Mediating Levels of Distress Among Cancer Patients.

 

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