Johnny Kim, PhD, LCSW

Faculty Co-Investigator
johnny kim

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Dr. Johnny S. Kim is an Associate Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Kim received his Master’s degree in social work from Boston College, PhD. in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a Council on Social Work Education Minority Clinical Fellow. His teaching areas include clinical social work theory and practice, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and school social work. Dr. Kim's research focuses on evaluating solution-focused brief therapy, school-based interventions, meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. He is principal investigator on a federal grant conducting a randomized controlled trial research study on the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for child welfare involved parents in outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and books. Dr. Kim is the Chair of the Research Committee for the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association and serves on the editorial board for several journals. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Kim worked as a school social worker and case manager for community-based mental health agencies in Seattle.