Research Statement

My earlier research focused on crisis intervention theory and practice with many professional publications.  Next research area was social work practice in health care settings with a number of published articles on patients with cancer, epilepsy, and other neurological problems.  Next research focus was on criminal justice with a number of publications on social work prractice in jails and prisons.  The last ten years my research focus was on two books.  On was an Introduction to Social Work and the other Direct Social Work Practice.  We completed five editions of the Introduction to Social Work and two editions of Direct Social Work Practice. 

Research Keywords

  • Crisis Intervention, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Direct Social Work Practice
  • Crisis Intervention, Hospital Social Work, Social Work Practice in Jails and Prisons, Generalist Practice, Direct Social Work Practice


  • Workshop on Social Service Worker Preparation Test. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2018.
  • Presented mental health program each week at the Sarah Daft Nursing Home for four years. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/01/2015.


  • Pacific Islander Youth and Sources of Risk for Problem Behaviors (Research Note). Families in Society 2015, 96(2), pp. 99-107. Published, 04/2015.
  • Introduction to Social Work, 12th Edition, Allyn and Bacon. Published, 06/2012.
  • Direct Practice in Social Work, 2nd Edition, Allyn and Bacon. Published, 06/2012.
  • Introduction to Social Work, 11th Edition, Allyn and Bacon. Published, 06/2010.
  • Direct Practice in Social Work. Allyn and Bacon. Published, 06/2009.
  • A Review of Foundation MSW Human Behavior Courses. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2002, 6(2), pp. 1-12. Published, 06/2002.