Corcoran, Kevin, JD, PhD

Kevin Corcoran.Professor

Degrees:

  • BA, Colorado State University
  • MA, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • MSW, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • JD, University of Houston

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Mental health assessment
  • Social work and the law
  • Mediation

Emailkjcorcoran1@sw.ua.edu

Phone:  (205) 348-8750


Journal:

  • Co-Editor of the journal Best Practices in Mental Health with Dr. Vikki Vandiver, professor and dean of The University of Alabama School of Social Work. Best Practices in Mental Health is a premier, peer-reviewed journal that represents the highest quality scholarship in the field of mental health. It is published by Lyceum Books, Inc., twice a year in the winter and summer.

Other Publications:

  • (2015).  Social workers’ desk reference, 3rd edition.  NY: Oxford University Press. (With A. R. Roberts, foundering Editor in Chief).
  • (2015).  Social workers’ desk reference, Best Practices in Mental Health, 3rd edition. (With A. R. Roberts, foundering Editor in Chief). Co-editor with Vikki L. Vandiver. (vol 9.1 and 9.2). Chicago, Lyceum Books.
  • (2015).  How clinical social workers can easily use Rapid Assessment Tools (RATs) for mental health assessment and treatment evaluation.  In Corcoran, K. and Roberts, A. (eds). The Social Worker’s Desk Reference, 358 – 364.
  • (2014).  Doing family therapy with an acting-out adolescent.  In Craig W. LeCroy (Ed.), Case Studies in Social Work Practice, 349-356. (with Kristin Beers).
  • (2013).  Quality management and program evaluation.  In K.Yeager D..Cutler, D. Svendsen and G. Sills (eds.), Textbook of Modern Community Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach.  NY: Oxford University Press, 551-570. (w. Vikki L.Vandiver).
  • (2013).  Food for Thought: A two-year cooking guide for social work students. Chicago, Lyceum.
  • (2013).  Measures for Clinical Practice and Research, vol. 1, Couples, Families and Children. 5th edition.  NY: Oxford University.
  • (2013).  Measures for Clinical Practice and Research, vol 2, Adults. 5th edition.  NY: Oxford University Press.
  • (2012).  Book review.  [Book review of Qualitative Social Work], 11, 555-558. (with Aiden Springer, 3rd grader).
  • (2012).  The use of rapid assessment instruments as outcomes measures.  In Jennifer L. Magnabosco (ed.), Outcomes measurements in the human services, 2nd edition.  Washington, DC: NASW Press (with Nikki Hozack).
  • (2012).  “All my friends are doing it”: The impact of the perception of peer sexuality on adolescents’ intent to have sex.  Journal of evidence-based practice. (with Miriam Miranda-Diaz).
  • (2011).  “Measuring instruments.”  In R. Grinnell, Jr. & Y. Unrau (eds.) Social Work Research And Evaluation: Foundatons of  Evidence-Based Practice, 196-215. NY: Oxford. (W. C. Jordan & C. Franklin).
  • (2010).  Emotional and behavioral problems in urban and rural adjudicated males: Differences in risk and protective factors. Victims and Offenders,5, 120-129. (w/ D. Nelson & Dan Coleman).
  • (2010).  Locating instruments.  In B. A. Thyer (ed).  Handbook of social work research methods, 2nd ed.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.(with Nikki Hozack).
  • (2009).  Picky, picky, picky!  Ranking graduate school of social work by student selectivity.  Journal of Social Work Education, 45,65-87. (w/ S. Kirk & H. J. Kil).
  • (2009).  Say Kaddish for Albert R. Roberts: May 22, 1944 – June 23, 2008.  Research on Social Work Practice, 19,479.
  • (2009).  Foreward.  Toward Evidence-Based Practice: Variations on a theme, by Joel Fischer.  Chicago, IL, Lyceum Books, ix-x.
  • (2008).  Instruments and scales in social work practice.  In L. Davis & T. Miserahi (eds), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition).  NY: OUP.
  • (2008).  Guidelines for establishing effective treatment goals and treatment plans with axis I disorders: Sample treatment plan for generalized anxiety.  In A. R. Roberts (ed.) Social Work Desk Reference, (2nd edition). NY: Oxford. (with Vikki L. Vandiver)
  • (2008).  How clinicians can effectively use assessment tools to evidence medical necessity and throughout the treatment process.  In A. R. Roberts (ed.).  Social Work Desk Reference, (2nd edition). NY: Oxford. (with Jill Boyer-Quick).
  • (2008).  What is evidence-based practice and an evidence-based internship?  In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The Evidence-Based Internship: A field Manual (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008). Learning the ropes of the internship setting. In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual . (w. B. Thomlison & B. Renauer).
  • (2008).  Ethics, values and legal issues for internships. In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds). The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008).  Evidence-base practices for supervision. In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual (w. B. Thomlison)
  • (2008).  Evidence-based skills for interviewing.  In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds). The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual.  (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008).  Evidence-based skills for assessment. In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds). The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008).  Gathering your own evidence.  In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The evidence-based internship: A field manual (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008).  Guidelines for assessing competencies: Preventing good placements from going bad. In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual . (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008).  From internship to employment: Preparing your practice portfolio.  In B. Thomlison and K. Corcoran (eds).  The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual (w. B. Thomlison).
  • (2008). Evidence-based internship: A field manual.  NY: Oxford. (Edited w/ Barb Thomlison).
  • (2007).  “Measures for Clinical Practice and Research,” vol 1, Couples, Families and Children, 4th ed.(w/ Joel Fischer) NY: Oxford.
  • (2007).  “Measures for Clinical Practice and Research,” vol. 2, Adults. 4th ed (w/ Joel Fischer)  NY: Oxford.
  • (2007).  Transforming Juvenile Justice in Texas: A Framework for Action. Blue Ribbon Task Force.  Austin, Texas: University of Texas School of Social Work. (D. W.Springer and contributors).
  • (2007).  From the scientific revolution to evidence-based practice: Teaching the long journey of a short past.  Research on Social Work Practice, 17 (5).
  • (2007).  Determinants of substance abuse among incarcerated adolescents: Implications for brief treatment and crisis intervention.  Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 7, 34-39. (w/ S. Tripodi & D. Springer).
  • (2007).    Review of Edelman, Holzer & Offner, Reconnecting disadvantaged young men. DC: Urban Institute.  Journal of International Men’s Health, 6, 169-170.
  • (2007).  Book review.  [Book review of A. Rubin, Evidence-base research statistics].  Research on Social Work Practice.
  • (2006). Book review. [Review of A. Rubin, Evidence-base research statistics]. Research on Social Work Practice.