Loyola University Chicago

- Navigation -

Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty and Staff Directory

Katherine Tyson,Ph.D.

Title/s: Full Professor

Office #: Lewis Towers - 1231

Phone: 312.915.7028

E-mail: ktyson@luc.edu

CV Link: RESUME2008 k tyson.docx

Degrees

University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Ph.D., August 1988, M.A., June 1981, Concentration in Clinical Social Work 

Dissertation: The History of Scientific Explanations for Childhood Hyperactivity     

Yale Divinity School

Masters of Divinity in Religion and Psychology, June, 1979

Tew Prize for High Scholastic Achievement

Yale University, B.A. in French and American Literature, June 1975

Magna cum Laude and Honors in Literature, Rotary International Fellowship Awarded

Editor-in-Chief, Illinois Child Welfare

Dr. Tyson obtained her B.A. and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She has had over two decades of experience as a clinical social worker, in settings ranging from forensic to medical and psychiatric social work. Recently, she is focusing on community development through supporting parents in non-violent caregiving methods, both in this country and abroad. Her research focuses on practice-relevant approaches to research for the social and behavioral sciences, psychotherapy with children, therapeutic residential care for severely mentally ill and homeless clients, and international social work. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief (and founding editor) of Illinois Child Welfare, a multidisciplinary, international journal co-sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work.

Awards and Recognitions (within past 5 years):

Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of Illinois Child Welfare (2002-present), an international, multidisciplinary journal co-sponsored by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Loyola University School of Social Work.

Loyola University Faculty Development Research Leave Awarded for 2009, for project entitled, “Understanding and Developing Compassion:  Perspectives from Valiant, Severely Disadvantaged Youth.”

Contributions recognized by Partnership Award, Chicago Housing Authority Community Partnerships Division, March, 2007.

Social Work Consultant, “Strengthening Child Protection and Juvenile Justice in Thailand,” UNICEF-funded partnership between UNICEF – Thailand, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Child and Family Law Center of Loyola University Chicago, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (2007-2008). 

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program Award for Summer, 2005.  Peer-reviewed award by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, establishes eligibility to fulfill educational needs in the Specialist’s area of expertise at universities in countries around the world.  Initial grant for collaborative teaching and research with faculty at Vytautus Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania and Klaipeda University School of Social Work, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Invitational Lecture for International Social Work Conference, “Developing Self-Determination from the Child’s Perspective: Effective Social Services for Traumatized Children.” University of Lapland Department of Social Sciences, Rovaniemi, Finland. June, 2005.

Keynote Address (concluding).  “Social Work Practice Diversities: Clients, Social Workers, And Theories About Their Partnerships For Constructive Change.  Keynote Address for Festschrift for Pastora San Juan Cafferty, Sponsored by School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, April 2005.

Loyola University Summer Stipend Research Award, 2005, for project entitled, “Conceptual Foundations for International Social Work Education to Promote Compassionate, Sustainable Democracies in Transitional Societies.”

Loyola University Faculty Development Research Leave Awarded for 2004, for project entitled, “Research about Effective Services for Severely Mentally Ill Clients.”

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:

Global Social Work: Practice to Advance Peace and Social Justice
Participatory Action and Qualitative Research to Advance Social Justice
Clinical Social Work Practice with Children
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
The Nature of Clinical Knowledge (Doctoral Program)

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Current Research Projects:

Principal Investigator for 9 (sequentially funded) After School Matters Projects entitled: “Stand Up, Help Out ! 1 & 2”, Summer, 2006, Fall, 2006 - Spring, 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007-Spring 2008, Summer 2008, Fall 2008-Spring 2009.  Directing youth leadership development programs for severely impoverished youth in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, supervising doctoral and masters’ level students in proposal development, service provision, and participatory action program evaluation research process. Summer, 2008 programs expanded to another site in partnership with University of Chicago Charter Schools.  Budgets around $58,800 (Summer Programs) and $51,000 (Fall-Spring programs).  Research focuses on 1) the use of self-determination theory, 2) a participatory action research approach to program evaluation with severely disadvantaged youth, and 3) the development of compassion in severely disadvantaged youth as an alternative to violence.

Principal Investigator, Illinois Youth Violence Prevention Authority, youth-led minigrant awarded for 2009-2010 for youth-led violence prevention efforts in the Madden-Wells community.

Principal Investigator, Empowering Counseling Program (2006-present):  Initially funded by the Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation, this project:

Professional & Community Affiliations

Community and Professional Service (recent):

Scientific Committee and invited Concluding Speaker/Author, pan-European Conference on Participatory Action Research, “The Insider’s Perspective - The Keystone To Transform Power Relations Practicing Participative Social Work Research.” Centre Européen de Ressources pour la Recherche en Travail Social. December, 2011.


Private practice in psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults and consultation with practitioners.

Keynote Address, Panel Leader, “Clinical Social Work Contributions to Global Peace-building.” Illinois Society of Clinical Social Work Jane Roiter Memorial Continuing Education Series, February, 2008; panelists were four of my doctoral students, Shipra Parikh, Ph.D., Ritu Thaker, Jeffrey J. Bulanda, and Deborah R. Major, Ph.D..

Keynote Address, “Where do you live? How many kids do you have?: Self-disclosure to advance the self-determination of young children in psychotherapy.”  Illinois Society of Clinical Social Work Continuing Education Series. Jan, 2006.  (Participant evals 4.8 out of 5)

Lecture,  “Accuracy and quality in psychotherapeutic process: Rethinking subjectivity, objectivity, and therapeutic change.” Taos Institute Conference, “A celebration of collaborative practices” (Kenneth Gergen & Sheila MacNamee co-chairs). Taos, New Mexico, October 8, 2005.

Lecture Series on “Developing Client Self-Determination” and “Clinical Social Work Practice Competencies”: series of lectures given at social service agencies sponsored by Vytautas Magnus University, and also at Klaipeda University Department of Social Work, Lithuania, Summer, 2005.

Lecture, “Effective Caregiving for Children in Child Welfare Settings.”  Jewish Children’s Bureau, Staff Development Series, January, 2005.

International Experience (recent):

Consultant, Appointed to Project to Internationalize Graduate Social Work Curriculum, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2011-2012, funded by European Union.

Dissertation Defense “Opponent,” University of Lapland (Finland) Department of Social Sciences.  Appointed as external reviewer and to lead the public discussion and defense of doctoral dissertation by Valdas Rimkus entitled, “Bridging the Islands of Society: Modeling Delinquency Prevention through Optimization of Social Support.” May 23-27, 2011.

Invited Lecturer, International Summer School, co-sponsored by University of Vermont and University of Lapland (Finland) Department of Social Sciences, entitled, ‘“The Flow that Pushes You’:
Compassion (myötätunto) as Defined by Courageous, Disadvantaged Youth.” May 25, 2011.

Member, Planning Committee for ongoing International Conference, “Transforming Social Work Practice and Research.” University of Vermont at Burlington, annually each Fall, from September 2000 – October 2008.  Forty faculty from around the world are invited to participate in this conference with the purpose of reconceptualizing social work practice and research; international conferences are planned as well.
Invitational Lecture for International Social Work Conference, “Developing Self-Determination from the Child’s Perspective: Effective Social Services for Traumatized Children.” University of Lapland Department of Social Sciences, Rovaniemi, Finland. June, 2005.

Lecture, “Designing Truly Emancipatory, Participatory Research is Complex:  Discussing the More Difficult Decisions.” International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Social Sciences.  University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. July, 2006.

Social Work Consultant, “Strengthening Child Protection and Juvenile Justice in Thailand,” UNICEF-funded partnership between UNICEF – Thailand, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Child and Family Law Center of Loyola University Chicago, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (2007-2008). 

Developing educational programming in child welfare services for human services professionals in Thailand Consulting to strengthen child protection and juvenile justice services in Thailand.

Publications

Recent Faculty Scholarship:

McCrea, Katherine Tyson (forthcoming). “’Where’s beebee?’  The orphan crisis in global child welfare from an autoethnographic perspective.”  Invited Book Chapter for: Walking the Walk: Autoethnographic Perspectives on Social Work. Edited by Stanley Witkin. Columbia University Press: New York.

 McCrea, Katherine Tyson and Bulanda, Jeffrey J. (2010). “Caregiving Heuristics: Valuable Practitioner Knowledge in the Context of Managing Residential Care.” Qualitative Social Work, 9 (3). 343-363. Doi: DOI 10.1177/1473325010367818.

 Maynard, Brandy R., Michael Kelly, Katherine Tyson McCrea, Terri Pigott. (2009). Interventions intended to increase school attendance in students attending primary or secondary schools, Metanalysis protocol published on Campbell Collaboration:

(http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/lib/index.php?go=browse&sort=title&view=all&, protocol#64).

 McCrea, Katherine Tyson and Bulanda, Jeffrey J. (2008). “The Practice of Compassion in Supervision in Residential Treatment Programs for Clients with Severe Mental Illness.” The Clinical Supervisor. 27 (2): 238-267.

 McCrea, Katherine Tyson & Spravka, Lesa. (2008). “’I’m Glad you Asked’:  Homeless Persons Diagnosed With Severe Mental Illness Evaluate Their Residential Care.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 35 (4):133-160.

 McCrea, Katherine Tyson. (2007).  “Make-overs for ‘bewhiskered’ research:  Diverse heuristics to understand causality in social and behavioral research.”  In S. Witkin and D. Saleebey (Eds.). Social Work Dialogues. CSWE Press: Bethesda.

McCrea, Katherine Tyson. (2006). “Social Work Practice Diversities: Clients, Social Workers, And Theories About Their Partnerships For Constructive Change.” In David Engstrom and Lissette Piedra (Eds).  Our Diverse Society:  Race, Ethnicity, and Class and its Implications for 21st Century America. Festschrift for Pastora San Juan Cafferty.  (a sequel to Cafferty and Chestang’s the Diverse Society [1976]), Washington: NASW Press.


 Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of Illinois Child Welfare (2002-present), an international, multi-disciplinary journal co-sponsored by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Loyola University School of Social Work (Volumes 1-3 published; Volume 4, 2008, in press). As Founding Editor-in-Chief, responsibilities have included conceptualizing mission and format of journal, appointing Editorial Board members, conceptualizing journal policies, marketing and strategic planning, editing articles and encouraging authors, supervising staff, and authoring editorials. Indexed by Social Work Abstracts, available on the world-wide web at www.illinoischildwelfare.org.

Recent Faculty Grants:

Principal Investigator, Empowering Counseling Program (2006-present): provides school-based clinical social work services for severely disadvantaged youth suffering from complex trauma in Chicago’s Madden-Wells community

Principal Investigator for (sequentially funded) After School Matters Projects entitled: “Stand Up, Help Out ! 1 & 2,” Summer, 2006 – Fall-Spring 2012.  Directing youth leadership development programs for severely impoverished youth in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, supervising doctoral and masters’ level students in proposal development, service provision, and participatory action program evaluation research process. Summer, 2008 programs expanded to a second site in partnership with University of Chicago Charter Schools.  Budgets of $58,800 (Summer Programs) and $51,000 (Fall-Spring programs).  Research focuses on 1) the use of self-determination theory, 2) an action research approach to program evaluation with severely disadvantaged youth, and 3) the development of compassion in severely disadvantaged youth as an alternative to violence. See http://www.standuphelpout.org.

Illinois Child Welfare: Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief. Ongoing grant awarded annually since 2002 by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for editorial work and production of multidisciplinary, international journal.  Volumes 1-5 published, Vol. 6 in press.  Budget $42,000 annually. See www.illinoischildwelfare.org.

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to provide educational and research consultation for social workers in partnership with Institute for Social Economy, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.  Summer, 2005.

 Principal Investigator, “Factors Influencing Caregivers’ Learning of Effective, Non-Violent Child Care Principles: A Cross-Cultural Comparison.” COBASE Project Development and Initiation Grant for cooperative research with the Institute for Social Economy, Kaunas, Lithuania, funded by the National Academies, National Research Council.


Community of Science Profile

Loyola

School of Social Work · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7005

Notice of Non-discriminatory Policy