Vikki L. Vandiver, DrPH

Vandiver (6)Professor and Dean

Degrees:

  • BS, University of Houston
  • MSW, University of Houston
  • DrPH, University of Texas

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • Mental health promotion
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Mental health policy
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Behavioral health

Emailvlvandiver@sw.ua.edu

Phone:  (205) 348-3924


Journal:

  • Co-Editor of the journal Best Practices in Mental Health with Dr. Kevin Corcoran, a professor in 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:

  • Vandiver, V. (2013). Best practices in community mental health: A pocket guide (Ed.). Chicago: Lyceum.
  • Spence, J., & Vandiver, V. (2013). Tribal best practices: A Native American horsemanship program for Indian youth. In V. Vandiver (Ed.), Best practices in community mental health: A pocket guide. (pp.85-102). Chicago: Lyceum.
  • Vandiver, V. (2013). What are best practices and why should we care? In V. Vandiver (Ed.), Best practices in community mental health: A pocket guide. (pp.xxxi-xxxviii). Chicago: Lyceum.
  • Vandiver, V., & Corcoran, K. (2013). Quality management and program evaluation. In K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, & G. Sills (Eds.), Textbook of modern community mental health work: An interdisciplinary approach.(pp.552-571). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vandiver, V., & Hozack, N. (2011). Mental health. In L. Green (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public Health. NY: Oxford University Press, February, http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/display/id/obo-9780199756797-0112.
  • Vandiver, V., & Hozack, N. (2011). Mental health promotion. In L.Green (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public Health. NY: Oxford University Press, February, http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/display/id/obo-9780199756797-0113.
  • Jordan, C., Hunter, S., Rycraft, J., Vandiver, V., & Barrera, I. (2011). Assessing families who are multistressed. In C. Jordan and C. Franklin (Eds.), Clinical assessment for social workers: Quantitative and qualitative methods (3rd ed), (pp. 319-356). Chicago, IL: Lyceum Press.
  • Vandiver, V. (2009). Integrating health promotion and mental health: An introduction to policies, principles and practices. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vandiver, V. ( 2009). Using evidence-based practice and expert consensus in mental health settings: Step-by-step guidelines for schizophrenia. In A. Roberts (Ed.), Social work desk reference (2nd ed) (pp.505-513). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Meares, P. A., Ashford, J., Fong, R., Franklin, C., Nugent, W., Rapp-Paglicci, L., Solomon, P., Thyer, B., &  Vandiver, V. (2009). Mental health and developing and implementing treatment plans. In A. Roberts (Chief Ed.), Social worker’s desk reference (2nd ed.). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vandiver, V., & Corcoran, K. (2009). Guidelines for establishing effective treatment goals and treatment plans with Axis I disorders: Sample treatment plan for generalized anxiety disorder. In A. Roberts (Ed), Social work desk reference (2nd ed.) (pp.497-504). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vandiver, V. (2009). Current and future directions of social work in adult mental health settings. In A. Roberts (Ed.), Social work desk reference (2nd ed.) (pp.820-825). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Jordan, C., Scannapieco, M., & Vandiver, V. (2009). Health promotion strategies for the mental health needs of children and families. In V. Vandiver (Ed.), Integrating health promotion and mental health: An introduction to policies, principles and practices. (pp.283-307). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Vandiver, V. (2008). Managed care. In T. Mizrahhi & L. Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social work, 20th Edition (Vol. 3, J-R; pp. 144-148). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Corcoran, K., & Vandiver, V. (2006). Implementing best practices and expert consensus procedures. In A. Roberts & K. Yeager (Eds.), Foundations of evidence-based social work practice, 59-66, NY: Oxford University Press.