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Master of Social Work

John Thompson

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Assistant Professor

1950 E. 54th St.
Office 8
Davenport, Iowa 52807

563-333-3913

ThompsonJohnB@sau.edu

Teaches theory related to human behavior, emphasizing the interconnection of ideas and both clinical and environmental social work practices.

Dr. Thompson's primary research also investigates theoretical linkages between philosophy, theology and social work practices (e.g. in adult mental health). Historical social work theory is also an area of scholarly emphasis.

 

Education and Training

PhD, University of Kansas
Social Welfare

MA, Colorado State University
Philosophy

MA, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Tex.
Philosophical Theology

MSW, University of Utah
Social Work

 

Courses Taught

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

 

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Social justice and mental health
  • The intersection of theology, philosophy and social work
  • Theory

 

Recent Publications

Salyers, M., Thompson, J., et al (2012) Measuring Shared Decision Making in psychiatric Care. Psychiatric Services (in press)

Fukui, S., Thompson, J., et al (2012) Predictors of Shared Decision Making and Levels of Agreement between Consumers and Providers in Psychiatric Care. Acta Psychiatrica Scandanavica (in press)

Thompson, J. (2011) Connecting Theory to Practice: Karl Barth, Capability Theory and Psychiatric Social Work. Pastoral Psychology (in press)

Derezotes, D., Thompson, J., et al (2008) Spiritual Maturity: An exploratory study and model for social work practice. Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services. 7:1

 

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