Kathleen J. Farkas, PhD

Associate Professor

PhD, Case Western Reserve University
AM, University of Chicago
BA, Case Western Reserve University
Biographical Sketch
Curriculum Vitae
Publications and Presentations
Recent Grants
Kathleen Farkas

Classes I Teach at MSASS


MSASS Master’s Program Courses

  • SASS 477 Direct Practice Foundation Methods and Skills
  • SASS 547 Problem Identification, Screening and Assessment/Diagnosis (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)
  • SASS 564 Interventions with Alcohol and Drug Abusing Populations
  • SASS 574 Integrative Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

MSASS Doctoral Program Courses

  • SASS 617 Specialization Seminar (Spring 2012)
  • SASS 608 Philosophy of Science and Theory Development
  • SASS 613 Advanced Research Design
  • SASS 610 Micro and Macro Dimensions on Human Behavior Theory (Fall 2011)

Professional Practice

  • Task Force on Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma, Council on Social Work Education and the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, 2011
  • Substance Use and Older Adults, National Advisory Panel, Chair, Council on Social Work Education, 2007-2009
  • Resource Review, Substance Use and Older Adults, The John A Hartford Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education. Curriculum Development in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Mental Health, 2007-2009

Research Projects

  • Project RESTORE. U.S. Department of Justice. Second Chance Act. Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department. 2011-2012
  • Master’s Advanced Curriculum Project, Gero Innovations Grant. The John A Hartford Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education. Curriculum Development in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Mental Health. 2007-2009
  • Facilitators/ Barriers to Dual Diagnoses Treatment, Social Work Research Development Program. National Institute on Drug Abuse, R24Da13944; M. Singer, PI, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2002-2007
  • Living with Loss. Ohio Board of Regents Research Initiation Award. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2006-2007

Collaborations in Poland and with Adam Michiewicz University

March 2012 MSASS Travel Study Program, Poznan, Poland
March 2013 MSASS Travel Study Program, Poznan, Poland
March 2014 MSASS Travel Study Program, Poznan, Poland

Presentations:

Farkas, K. Why Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Should Be Included in Social Work Training. Invited Plenary Speech. Polskie Stowarzyszenie Szkół Pracy Socjalnej. (Polish Association of Schools of Social Work) Gdansk, Poland. October 25, 2013

Publications:

Farkas, K. (2013) Jane Addams What can her life teach us today? In Anna Kotlarska-Michalska (Ed) Kobiety w Pracy Socjalnij (Women in Social Work)(pp.105-114). Poznan, Poland: Adam Michiewicz University Press.

Media

Why I Chose This Profession

My research focus is on the overlap of mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders especially with people involved in the criminal justice system. I am interested in substance abusing women who are diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and or generalized anxiety disorders. I am collaborating with Dr. Amy Blank Wilson on a randomized control intervention to examine the impact of enhanced reentry services for young adults with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system. I am active in clinical work with Women’s Re-Entry Network and Citizen Circles and continue to have an interest in the assessment and treatment of substance related disorders among older adults. I am licensed as an independent social worker in Ohio with supervisory designation.

Contact Information

Kathleen J. Farkas
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
kathleen.farkas@case.edu


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