- Howard University, PhD, Social Work , 2014
- University of Michigan, MSW, Interpersonal Practice, 2003
- University of Michigan, BA, Psychology, 2001
Areas of Expertise
- Social work practice with individuals and groups
Secondary trauma experienced by social workers
Owens-King, Allessia P. (2019) Secondary traumatic stress and self-care inextricably linked. vol. 29. no. 1. pp. 37-47. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment/Taylor & Francis.
Jewell, Jennifer R. and Owens-King, Allessia (2017) Confronting carceral power through experiential learning in macro social work practice. pp. 403-413. Social Work Education.
Brown, Annie, Gourdine, Ruby M., Waites, Shante and Owens, Allessia P. (2013) Parenting in the twenty-first century: An introduction. vol. 23. no. 2. pp. 109-117. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Owens, Allessia P. (2012) The Affordable Care Act: Implications for African Americans Living with HIV. vol. 22. no. 3. pp. 319-333. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Lynn, Joanne, Owens, Allessia P. and Bartunek, Jean M. (2011) Clarity and strength of implications for practice in medical journal articles: an exploratory analysis. vol. 20. pp. i52-i57. BMJ Quality & Safety.
Fall 2019SOWK 400 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II (Fall 2019)Prepares students for a generalist approach to social work practice involving families and groups. Expands basic knowledge, values, ethics and skills, with emphasis on mezzo level problem solving. Includes theories and techniques for planning, assessment, direct intervention and advocacy with small groups and families. Prerequisites: SOWK 320, admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SOWK 416, 420. Four hours per week.SOWK 416 SOCIAL RESEARCH I (Fall 2019)The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasizes the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Explores applied research methodologies to enhance the student’s use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional program, senior standing. Corequisites: SOWK 400, 420. Four hours per week.SOWK 617 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II (Fall 2019)The second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Topics include an introduction to program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data and report writing, and application of findings to practice. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies that will enhance the student's use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: SOWK 616. Corequisite: SOWK 645 or permission of the department. Three hours per week.Spring 2020SOWK 410 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III (Spring 2020)Prepares students for a generalist approach to social work with large systems. Applies the planned change process with macro practice, specifically with organizations and communities. Expands basic knowledge, values, ethics and skills, with emphasis on macro level problem solving. Prerequisite: Admission to professional program, SOWK 320, 400, 416, 420. Corequisites: SOWK 417, 421. Three hours per week with enhancement.
- Professional MembershipsNational Association of Social WorkersThe National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies
Council on Social Work EducationThe Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
- Licensures and CertificationsLicensed Clinical Social Worker License , State of MichiganLicense # 6801085369
- Grants and Sponsored ResearchThe Atlantic Philanthropies Transitional Fellowship, The Atlantic Philanthropies
The NIA Mentoring Initiative, The Fulton Public Humanities Program
- PresentationsMeasuring Undergraduate Social Work Students’ Values and Understanding of Privilege and OppressionFebruary, 15 2019Salisbury University Teaching and Learning Conference,
Case study: Confronting Carceral Power through Experimental Learning in A Macro Social Work Practice CourseFebruary, 17 2017Salisbury University Teaching and Learning Conference, Salisbury, MarylandThis case study highlights the importance of macro practice courses within the social work curriculum. Macro practice courses provide opportunities for students to critically reflect on the connection between individual problems and unjust social systems.
Factors Associated with Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Social WorkersMay, 4 2016Behavioral Health Administration Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (Martin's West )This workshop will present the results of a study on the relationship between social work practice and secondary trauma. Findings indicate that the extent and intensity of work with trauma- exposed clients are risk factors for secondary trauma
- Service Activities and Community Relations
Honors Convocation Committee ( Chairperson)
NIA Mentoring Initiative Advisor
- Professional Memberships