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David E. Biegel, PhD

Chair, Doctoral Program at the Mandel School

Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice


PhD, University of Maryland
MSW, University of Maryland
BA, City College of New York
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 116
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

david.biegel@case.edu
216-368-2308

About

David E. Biegel, PhD, is the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Professor of Psychiatry and Sociology at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves as Chair of the Doctoral Program at the Mandel School and as Consultant to the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence. Dr. Biegel is the author of more than 130 publications principally focused on family caregiving with frail elderly individuals, with persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and with individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
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Course List

SPPP 510 Mental Health Policy and Service Delivery (Masters Program)

SASS 613 Advanced Research Design (Doctoral Program)

Additional Books, Studies

Evidence-Based Practices Book Series
Study: The Impact of Supported Employment for Consumers with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Affiliations and Activities

Director of Research and Evaluation: Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence

Board of Directors: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

Why I Chose This Profession

After receiving my bachelors degree, I served as a VISTA volunteer in Raton, New Mexico. This was a life-transforming experience for me and led to my continuation as a VISTA volunteer in a special program, The Vista Fellows Program, at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Through this full-time MSW program, I received field work credit for my VISTA experience in Baltimore and took courses toward my master’s degree in social work, majoring in community organization. Thus, grass-roots community organization was my pathway into the social work profession.

Biegel, D.E. (In press). Editorial Board & Section Editor, Special Older Adult Populations.  In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Chadiha, L., Aranda, M., Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W. (In press).  The need and importance of mentoring faculty members of color in Schools of Social Work.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Chang, C.W., Chung, C., Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Min, M.O., & D’Angelo, L. (In press).  Predictors of Loneliness of Clubhouse members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Biegel, D.E., & Roberts, A. (In press). Impoverished and homeless older adults. In D.B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Yoon, S. (2014). Social Work education: Research. In Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., & Chang, C.W. (2014). Social Supports: Formal and Informal. In E.A. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz & M.D. Mezey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of elder care. Third Edition (pp. 697-700).  New York:  Springer Publications.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Correlates of peer support in a clubhouse setting. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3), 249-259.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., Chung, C.L., Min, M.O, & D’Angelo, L. (2013). Family social networks and recovery from severe mental illness of clubhouse members. Journal of Family Social Work, 16(4), 274-296.

Kola, L.A., Biegel, D.E., & Ronis, R. (2013). Evidence-based practice in community mental health: An overview. In K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, & G. Sills (Eds.), Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 231-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Biegel, D.E., Kola, L.A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2013). Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions. In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community Mental Health: New Directions in Policy and Practice. Second Edition. (pp. 215-237). New York: Routledge.

Biegel, D.E., Singer, G.H.S., & Conway, P. (2012). An overview of family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. In G.H.S. Singer, D.E. Biegel, & P. Conway, Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Singer, G.H.S., Biegel, D.E. & Conway, P. (2012). Family support and family caregiving across disabilities: Conceptual frameworks, research, and policy. Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis.

Biegel, D. E., Kola, L. A., Ronis, R., & Kruszynski, R. (2011). Evidence-based treatment for adults with co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current practice and future directions. In J. Rosenberg & S. Rosenberg (Eds.), Community mental health: New directions in policy and practice (2nd ed., pp. 61–72). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, S., Biegel, D. E., & Tracy, E. M. (2011). Likelihood of asking for help in caregivers of women with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Case Management, 12(3), 94–100.

Moore, B. C., Biegel, D. E., & McMahon, T. J. (2011). Maladaptive coping as a mediator of family stress. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 11, 17–39.

Biegel, D. E., Katz, S., Meeks, D., Brown, S., & Tracy, E. M. (2010). Predictors of depressive symptomatology in family caregivers of women with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Journal of Family Social Work, 13(1), 25–44.

Biegel, D. E., Kola, L. A., Meeks, D., Stevenson, L., & Beimers, D. (2010). A university-agency mental health research collaboration: A case example. Journal of Case Management, 11, 83–90.

Biegel, D. E., Stevenson, L., Beimers, D., Ronis, R.J., & Boyle, P. (2010). Predictors of competitive employment among consumers with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 191–201.


Family Involvement in the Clubhouse
Principal Investigator
Cleveland Foundation
$36,307
2011 – 2013

Strengthening the Social Networks of Clubhouse Members

Principal Investigator
Woodruff Foundation
$19,929
2011 – 2012

In the News


Biegel Is Principal Investigator on Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Awarded $21K

Jan 5 2017

David Biegel, PhD, Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Chair of the Doctoral Program at the Mandel School, is the principal investigator of a project on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) titled “Supporting Families of Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders,” which received a Mt. Sinai Catalytic Autism Research Award of $21,400 from the CWRU International Center for Autism Research and Education.

Adolescents and adults with ASD demonstrate persistent impairments in adaptive functioning and social roles and often remain very dependent upon their parents. The purpose of this project is a needs assessment of family caregivers (CG) of adolescents and young adults (16 to 30 yrs.) with ASD to gather data that will inform the development, implementation and testing of intervention programs to address unmet family needs.


Doctoral Program Open House on June 21

May 20 2016

Leon smiling with laptop2Is your goal to pursue a career in social welfare research, policy, teaching, or human services leadership? The Mandel School’s nationally ranked doctoral program offers excellent preparation for those careers with a curriculum that emphasizes the creative and evaluative skills necessary for independent inquiry, critical thinking, teaching, and research.

Learn more about the program at a Doctoral Program Open House on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mandel Community Studies Center Room 107 (11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University). | FLYER |

At the open house, meet Doctoral Program Chair Dr. David Biegel, enjoy light refreshments, and hear details about:

  • Part-time and full-time study options — including part-time courses that meet once per week, usually on the same morning or afternoon to minimize conflict with work schedules
  • Cutting edge curriculum
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Student financial support
  • Admissions process for the entering cohort of Fall 2017

To attend, RSVP by June 14 to Dr. Biegel at david.biegel@case.edu or 216.368.2308.


Biegel and Tracy Inducted As 2016 SSWR Fellows

Jan 16 2016

biegel tracyCongratulations to David E. Biegel, PhD, Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Chair of the Doctoral Program, and Elizabeth M. Tracy, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor in Social Work and Associate Dean for Research and Training on being inducted into the 2016 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) on January 16, 2016, at the SSWR 2016 Annual Conference.

Fellows are SSWR members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society — to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society. This honor recognizes their individual accomplishments, leadership and contribution to social work research and acknowledges their roles as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in social work research. Eligibility is determined by a point system that awards points for activities in a given year, such as accepted abstracts.