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Friday, February 10, 2012

The power of the Internet over depression

Choi_NamkeemugNamkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, is helping older homebound adults deal with depression with the Internet, a laptop and face-to-face communication. Yes, there is an app for that.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Getting Started: Grandmother’s example sets social work direction

Namkee Choi credits her grandmother for her career as a social work professor and for her focus on older adults.

Choi, a professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, grew up in a South Korean village in the years after the Korean War combat ended.

Namkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Namkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

“We saw a lot of poverty,” she says, “especially in the wintertime. Peasants would run
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Will this therapy work in correctional facilities?

Molly Lopez, a researcher in the School of Social Work, will test whether a therapy for traumatized youth will work in a correctional setting.

Molly Lopez, a researcher in the School of Social Work, will test whether a therapy for traumatized youth will work in a correctional setting.

A researcher in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $697,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine whether an effective behavior therapy can be used in correctional facilities for young people.

Molly Lopez, a research scientist at the Center for Social Work Research, will conduct a pilot
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