FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Stephen E. Wong, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • E-mail: wongse@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-5224
  • Office: AHC5 585

Before coming to FIU, Dr. Stephen Wong worked as a program director and researcher in psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. Dr. Wong also served as a faculty member for the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and as a consultant for the Illinois Department of Children and Families. He has conducted numerous empirical studies using behavior analysis, behavior therapy, and single-case experimental designs to teach social and independent living skills to persons with severe and persistent mental disorders. In recent years, Dr. Wong’s research interests have broadened to include the study of ideological, political, and economic forces shaping mental health services.

Research Areas

  • Behavioral interventions and rehabilitation for severe mental disorders
  • Advancing client functioning with instructional and reinforcement-based procedures
  • Single-case research designs
  • The political-economy of mental health services