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Faculty Briefs: Bowen, Smokowski, Bledsoe, Grady


Gary Bowen, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker on Nov. 12, 2010 at “Meeting the Needs of Veterans & Military Families: A Summit for Health & Human Services Professionals,” at the University of Missouri School of Social Work. His talk was entitled, “Formal Systems and Informal Networks of Support.” He was invited by Dr. Marjorie Sable, director of the MU School of Social Work.

Paul Smokowski, Ph.D. was invited to speak at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis on Jan. 20, 2011 on “Becoming Bicultural: Risk, Resilience and Latino Youth.”


  • Bledsoe, S.E., Wike, T., Olarte, A., Sommer, A.R., & Zeveloff, A. (2010). Feasibility of Treating Depression in Pregnant, Low-Income Adolescents Using Culturally Relevant, Brief Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Journal of Women’s Health, 19, 1781.
  • Grady, M., Werkmeister-Rozas, L., & Bledsoe, S.E. (2010). Are Curriculum Decisions Based on the Evidence? How Social Work Faculty Members Make Choices in Curriculum Decisions. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 7, 466-480.
  • Ison, D., Saltzburg, S., & Bledsoe, S.E. (2010). A Nietzchean perspective on church affiliation and self-esteem among same-sex attracted members of the Mormon church. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 21, 136-153.