Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Interventions for Severe Behavior Disorders
Dr. Stephen Wong has worked as a program director and researcher in psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers in California, New Mexico, Texas and Florida.
Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Social Work at Florida International University (FIU), he worked as assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and consultant for the Illinois Department of Children and Families.
He has conducted numerous empirical studies using applied 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.
- Western Michigan University, Ph.D.
- University of Washington, MSW
- California State University at Los Angeles, MA
- University of California at Los Angeles, BA
Wong, S. E., & Driscoll, J. (2017). Teaching single-case evaluation to graduate social work students: A replication. Journal of Teaching in Social Work (published online May 16, 2017). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08841233.2017.1319895
Wong, S. E., & Vakharia, S. P. (2015). Improving internet searches for community resources by persons diagnosed with mental disorders. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 17(2), 100-108. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2015/00000017/00000002/art00003
Macgowan, M. J., & Wong, S. E. (2015). Improving Student confidence in using standards in social work with groups: A controlled replication. Research on Social Work Practice. Published online before print May 27, 2015, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731515587557
Macgowan, M. J., & Wong, S. E. (2014). Single-case designs in group work: Past applications, future directions. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18(2), 138-158. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/gdn/18/2/138
Wong, S. E. (2014). A critique of the diagnostic construct schizophrenia. Research on Social Work Practice, 24(1), 132-141. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731513505152
Wong, S. E. (2014). Single-system research designs. In Mullen, E. J. (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389678/obo-9780195389678-0191.xml?rskey=jnXo8q&result=166
Wong, S. E. (2012). Operant learning theory. In Thyer, B. A. (Ed.), Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theories for Social Work Practice (pp. 83-123). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118176944.html
Wong, S. E., & Vakharia, S. P. (2012). Teaching research and practice evaluation skills to graduate social work students. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(6), 714-718. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731512451060
Gomory, T., Wong, S. E., Cohen, D., & Lacasse, J. (2011). Clinical social work and the biomedical industrial complex. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 38(4), 135-165. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/jrlsasw38&div=43&id=&page=
Wong, S. E. (2010). Single-case evaluation designs for practitioners. Journal of Social Service Research, 36(3), 248-259. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01488371003707654
Martinez, K. K., & Wong, S. E. (2009). Using prompts to increase attendance at groups for survivors of domestic violence. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(4), 460-463. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731508329384
Harvey, M. T., Luiselli, J. K., & Wong, S. E. (2009). Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues. Psychological Services, 6, 212-222. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ser/6/3/212/
Wong, S. E. (2009). Assessment of behavior management and behavioral interventions in state child welfare facilities. In R. Rodenhiser (Ed.), Assessment in residential care for children and youth (pp. 105-116). New York: Routledge. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08865710609512719