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PhD Student Presenters at the SSWR Conference 2018
January 8, 2018

We are very proud of our numerous graduate students who are presenting their research and findings at this year's Society for Social Work Conference (SSWR) being held this week in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 14. Below, please find a listing of our presenters, along with their faculty colleagues.   


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Presentation: "The Role of Recognition: Using Q Methodology to Explore DSP Decision Making," with Kyle Caler, PhD
1:30 to 3 p.m. 


Friday, January 12, 2018

Symposium presenters 

Presentation: The Use of Peer Providers in Involuntary Outpatient Commitment: Roles, Responsibilities and Perceived Benefits
Elizabeth Matthews,(presenting author), MSW, Beth Angell, PhD, Tina Gajda, MA, and Amal Killawi, MSW
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: Barriers and Challenges to Successful Implementation of Involuntary Outpatient Commitment
Beth Angell, PhD (presenting author), Elizabeth Matthews, MSW, Tina Gajda-Crawford, MA, and Amal Killawi, MSW
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: Consumer Perspectives on a Newly Implemented Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Program
Amal Killawi, (presenting author), MSW, Elizabeth Matthews, MSW, Tina Gajda-Crawford, MA, Beth Angell, PhD
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: Who Is the “Ideal” Candidate for Involuntary Outpatient Commitment? Analysis of Referral Data Vs. Provider Perceptions
Tina Gajda-Crawford, (presenting author), MA, Beth Angell, PhD, Amal Killawi, MSW, and Elizabeth Matthews, MSW
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: The Impact of Program Structure on IOC Client Outcomes: Implications for Involuntary Treatment and Care Coordination Service Models
Elizabeth Matthews, (presenting author), MSW, Beth Angell, PhD, Tina Gajda-Crawford, MA, and Amal Killawi, MSW
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: "The Cornerstone Mentoring Program: Feasibility, Implementation and Preliminary Impact," with Beth Sapiro, MSW 
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Presentation: "Culture and Coping: First-Generation College Students' Use of Indirect Coping Strategies," with Alicia Mendez, MSW
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Poster Presentation: "Mothers Caring for Their Children When Both Are Living with HIV/AIDS: A Phenomenological Exploration from North India," with Shrivridhi Shukla, MSW and Judith McCoyd, PhD
9:45 to 11:15 a.m. 

Poster Presentation: "Differences between Graduate and Undergraduate Students on Rates of Campus Sexual Violence and Awareness of Sexual Violence," with Julia O'Connor, MSW, Sangeeta Chatterji, MSW, Sarah McMahon, PhD and Julia Cusano, MSW
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. 

Poster Presentation: "The Effect of Intellectual Disability on Transition Preparation to Adult Healthcare,"  with Christine James, MSW, and Lenna Nepomnyaschy, PhD
5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Poster: "Continuity in Maltreatment Typology for Repeat Victimization in Childhood, " with Kate Stepleton, MSWEmily Bosk, PhD, Cassandra Simmel, PhD, Kerrie Ocasio, PhD, Jacquelyn Duron, PhD, Donna Van Alst, PhD, and Michael MacKenzie, PhD
​Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. 


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Poster: "Prior Sexual Victimization and Disclosure of Campus Sexual Violence Among College Students," with Kate Stepleton, MSW, Sarah McMahon, Ph.D., Cathryn Potter, PhD and Dean, and Michael MacKenzie, PhD
 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: "Housing Assistance and Residential Stability Among Low-Income Families," with Sarah Gold, MSW
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Poster Presentation: "Providing Services to Trafficking Survivors:  Understanding Practices Across the Globe," with Jordan Steiner, MA and Judy Postmus, PhD
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Presentation: "Exploring the Association between Economic Abuse and Mental Health Among IPV Survivor," with Laura Johnson and Judy Postmus, PhD
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Presentation: "IRT Analysis of a Measure Designed to Assess the Implicit Curriculum" with Antoinette Farmer, PhD, Peter Treitler, MSW, and N. Andrew Peterson, PhD
9:45 to 11:15 a.m.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Oral Paper: "Health Workers' Experiences in Service Delivery to Women Living with HIV in India," with Shrivridhi Shukla, MSW and Judith McCoyd, PhD 
8 to 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: "Modified Community Based Participatory Action Research: Recognizing the Benefits of Collaborative Projects between Researchers and Practitioners," with Laura Johnson, MSW , Catherine Buttner, MSW, Judy Postmus, PhD and Julia Cusano, MSW 
9:45 to 11:15 a.m. 

Presentation: "Promoting Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery: An Exploratory Study of an Innovative Implementation Model to Decrease Opioid-Related Deaths," with Kristen Powell, PhD, Peter Treitler, MSW, and N. Andrew Peterson, PhD 
 9:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Presentation: "Housing Assistance and Neighborhood Quality Among Low-Income Families," with Sarah Gold, MSW
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More details about the conference and a full schedule of presenters and attendees can be found here

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