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Michael S. Kelly

Michael S. Kelly

Michael S. Kelly PhD, LCSW is Associate Professor and Director of the Family and School Partnerships Program at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work.  Prior to coming to Loyola in Fall 2006, he was a school social worker, family therapist, and youth minister in the Chicago area for 14 years.  He has written over 50 articles, book chapters, & books on school social work, evidence-based practice (EBP), and the intersection of Christianity and social work practice. His most recent books are 2015’s School Social Work:  Research, Practice, and Policy (8th Ed.), published by Lyceum/Oxford University Press, and Christianity and Social Work:  Readings on the Integration of Christian Faith and Social Work Practice (5th Ed.), published by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work.  He is a fellow of the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counseling, and the Associate Editor of Advances in School Mental Health Promotion Journal, and Social Work & Christianity.   He also serves on the Editorial Boards of School Mental Health Journal and Children & Schools. He has recently brought his work on school mental health and EBP to researchers and practitioners in Canada, Chile, England, Japan, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wyoming.