Casey Walsh, LISW, a doctoral student at the UT School of Social Work, is committed to improving treatment interventions for youth with mental illness. Casey completed her MSW training at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she interned in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Following her graduate studies, Casey practiced clinical social work at Boston Children’s Hospital, providing crisis intervention and school advocacy for youth with behavioral and developmental disabilities. Casey’s research experiences include the piloting of an online screening tool to connect clients with psychosocial resources and an evaluation of the implementation of a social boundaries curriculum integrated in the school setting for young adults with developmental disabilities. She also coordinated a grant from Harvard Medical School to innovate behavioral health services in pediatric primary care. Casey has a passion for teaching and mentoring, particularlysocial work students and medical residents. She was nominated for and awarded the ‘Employee of the Month’ at Boston Children’s Hospital for her extraordinary mentorship and teaching. Casey also enjoys running, and has trained through the frigid Boston winters to run the Boston Marathon. She is looking forward to continued learning, clinical research, and mentorship as she hopes to become a leader in the field of pediatric mental health research.
Pediatric behavioral health concerns and school functioning; impact of trauma and poverty on health and mental health; evidence-based interventions.
- MSW, University of Michigan
- B.A., Psychology, Ithaca College
Mailing AddressThe University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712-0358