Publications & Presentations

2018 Publications

A Beginner’s Guide to College Success

Jonathan Golding, Philipp Kraemer, and David Royse

A Beginner’s Guide to College Success is designed to address a wide range of topics that are of interest to aspiring or new college students, including financial decisions, choosing an area of study, adapting to new responsibilities, managing time wisely, and more.

The guide begins by introducing the reader to the way college is structured and walking the reader through the preparations required to embark upon a college career.

Preliminary chapters help the reader explore the value of a college education, begin to consider a major, and better understand the role credits, grades, and degrees play in the higher education system. Later chapters address the challenges different types of students—military veterans, those with disabilities, and student athletes, to name a few—may face as they transition from high school to college.

These chapters also cover best practices for communicating with faculty members, succeeding in large lecture classes, dealing with reading assignments, how to get the most out of online learning, and more. The guide closes with a collection of chapters dedicated to studying, preparing for exams, and taking advantage of campus resources, including the library, to bolster personal learning.

Full of tips and practical advice, A Beginner’s Guide to College Success is a useful resource for any student considering college and wondering how it differs from high school.

Activating a Teaching–Learning Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Educators

Erlene Grise-Owens, J. Jay Miller, and Larry W. Owens

This how-to manual provides a structured framework for developing a comprehensive teaching–learning philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation—and then reactivation. Using professional literature and teaching–learning experiences, the authors provide pragmatic steps for using a grounded philosophy to inform, engage, and assess teaching–learning. They advocate an integrated teaching–learning philosophy to promote ongoing commitment, engaged competency, and meaningful purpose in practice for educators.

The book can be used as an individual tool for professional development or in programs that prepare engaged educators, including doctoral curricula. It can also be used to inform unit and even university-level activation of a joint, shared, philosophical approach to support accountability efforts, such as institutional effectiveness and accreditation.

The authors intend this book to serve as the resource they wish they had possessed when they first ventured into the teaching role—and, indeed, throughout a career trajectory.


Ballard, J. R., Benner, K. & Elder, W. G. (2018). Role of family medicine physicians in substance use disorder assessment. Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians Journal, 89 (3), 18-21.

Balogová, B., Miller, J., & Poklembová, Z. (2018). Absencia socioterapie ako primarnej oblasti naplne prace socialnych pracovnicov a pracovnicov. Journal Socioterapie, 3(1,2), 28.

Balogová, B., Miller, J., & Poklembová, Z. (2018). Predstavenie spoluprace s University of Kentucky na medzinarodnom vyskume: Self-care practices of social work. Kvalita Zivota 2017, Zbornik Obdornych Prispevkov.

Balogová, B., Miller, J., & Poklembová, Z. (2018). Starostlivosť o seba v sociálnej práci v podmienkach Slovenska – participácia na medzinárodnom výskume Univerzity Kentucky. Pomáhajúce profesie a starostlivosť o seba z pohľadu psychológie a sociálnej práce, 75.

Bardach, S., Moore, C., Holmes, S.D., Murphy, R.R., Gibson, A. & Jicha, G.A. (2018). Does dementia have a silver lining?: Positive life experiences following a diagnosis. OBM Geriatrics. Retrieved from

Barnhart, S., Gearhart, M. C., & Maguire-Jack, K. (2018). Perceptions of collective efficacy among single mothers: Insights for conceptualization and measurement. Journal of Family Issues39, 4019-4040.

Benner, K. & Curl, A. (2018). Exhausted, stressed and disengaged: Does employment create burnout for social work students? Journal of Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/10437797.2017.1341858

Benner, K., Loeffler, D.N., & Buchanan, S. (in press). Understanding social justice engagement in undergraduate social work curriculum. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.

Callahan, A. M., & Benner, K. (2018). Building spiritual competence: A qualitative study of an online spirituality course. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work.

Cassetty, C., Kostelic, A.F., Pope, N.D., & Liu, Y. (2018). Prepare to care: Making sense of legal and financial issues as a family caregiver. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Pub#: HFD-AHK.153)

Castro, M.G., Dicks, M., Bennett, K., Hustedde, C., Sacks, D., Hunter, L.J., Elder, W. (in press). Teach students, Empower patients, Act collaboratively and Meet health goals (TEAM): An early interprofessional clinical experience in transformed care. Advances in Medical Education and Practice [vol/pp/]

Cerel, J., Brown, M., Maple, M., Singleton, M., van de Venne, J, Moore, M. & Flaherty, C (2018). How many people are exposed to suicide? Not six. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Cerel, J., Jones, B., Brown, M .M, Weistenhorn, D., & Patel, K. (2018) Suicide exposure in law enforcement officers. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12516

Cerel, J, & Sanford, R (2018). It’s not who you know, it’s how you think you know them: Suicide exposure and suicide bereavement. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.

Drapeau, C., Lockman, J., Moore, M. & Cerel, J. (2018) Predictors of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Crisis.

Feigelman, W., Cerel, J, McIntosh, J, Brent, D & Gutin, N. (2018) Suicide bereavement and differences in religiosity: Much ado about sex. Crisis.

Feigelman, W., Cerel, J, McIntosh, J, Brent, D & Gutin, N. (2018) Suicide exposures and bereavement among American adults: Evidence from the 2016 general social survey. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Feigelman, W., Cerel, J, Sanford, R (2018). Do primary care physicians help the bereaved with their suicide losses: Loss survivor perceptions of helpfulness from physicians. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying. 0030222817742822

Feigelman, W., McIntosh, J, Cerel, J, Brent, D & Gutin, N. (2018) Identifying the social demographic correlates of suicide bereavement. Archives of Suicide Research. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.145638

Feigelman, W., Sanford, R. S. & Cerel, J, (2018) Suicide notes: Assessing their impact on the bereaved. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Frey, L. M., Fulginiti, A., Lezine, Q. & Cerel, J (2018). The Decision-making process for disclosing suicidal ideation and behavior to family and friends. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies. doi: 10.1111/fare.12315

Gibson, A., Kusmaul, N., Leedahl, S. (in press). Create social responses to a changing environment. Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges: Focusing on Policy and Practice. New York: Springer. In S. Sanders, S. Kolomer, C. W. Spellman, and V. M. Rizzo (Eds.).

Gibson, A. & McSweeney-Feld, M.H. (2018). A special collection of articles on disaster planning, preparedness, and post-disaster work for older adults. 61, 686-688.

Gibson, A., Walsh, J., & Brown, L.M. (2018). Disaster mental health services review of care for older persons following disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 12, 366-372.

Gibson, A., Walsh, J. L., Brown, L. M. (2018). A perfect storm: Alzheimer’s caregiving during natural disasters. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61, 775-789.

Gibson, A., Wladkowski, S. & Wallace, C. (2018). Digital immortality and social work: Implications for practice. NASW Health Newsletter.

Griffiths, A. G., Royse, D., Piescher, K. & LaLiberti, T. (2018). Preparing child welfare practitioners: Implications for Title IV-E education and training partnerships. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 12, 282-299.

Griffiths, A., Royse, D., & Walker, J.R. (2018). Stress among child protective service workers: Self-reported health consequences. Children and Youth Services Review, 90, 46-53.

Harrington-LaMorie, J., Jordan, J. R., Ruocco, K. & Cerel, J. (2018) Survivors of military suicide loss: exploring postvention peer support. Death Studies, 1-12.

Johnston, J. P., Loeffler, D. N., & Jones, B. L. (2018) Podcasts for (inter)active teaching and learning. The Journal of Faculty Development, 32(3), 31-36.

Kheibari, A., Cerel, J. & Sanford, R. S. (2018). Attitudes about suicide ideation among suicide loss survivors: A vignette study. Psychological Reports.

Killian, M., Schuman, D. L., Mayersohn, G., & Triplett, K. (2018). Psychosocial predictors of medication non-adherence in pediatric organ transplantation: A systematic review. Pediatric Transplantation.

Kostelic, A.F., & Pope, N.D. (In press). Preparing for caregiving: A collaboration between AARP, FCS extension and social work. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Kostelic, A.F., Pope, N.D., Cassetty, C., & Liu, Y. (2018). Prepare to care: Why plan? preparing for potential care needs in late life. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Pub#: HFD-AHK.152)

Kusmaul, N., Gibson, A. & Leedahl, S. (2018). Gerontological social work roles in disaster preparedness and response. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61, 692-696.

Lawler, M. J., Choi, C., Yoo, J., Lee, J., Roh, S., Newland, L. A., Giger, J. T., Sudhagoni, R., Brockevelt, B. L., & Lee, B. J. (2018). Children’s subjective well-being in rural communities of South Korea and the United States. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 158-164.

Lianekhammy, J., Miller, J., Lee, J., Pope, N., Barnhart, S., & Grise-Owens, E. (2018). Exploring the self-compassion of healthcare social workers: How do they fare? Social Work in Healthcare. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2018.1471017

Liu, Y., Kostelic, A.F., Pope, N.D., & Cassetty, C. (2018). Prepare to care: Self-care for family caregivers. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Pub#: HFD-AHK.154)

Maguire-Jack, K., Purtell, K.M., Showalter, K., Barnhart, S., & Yang, M. (2018). Preventive benefits of child care subsidy in child neglect. Children & Society.

Maple, M., Pearce, T., Sanford, R., Cerel, J., Andriessen, K. & Dransart, D. A. (2018) A systematic mapping of suicide bereavement and postvention research and a proposed strategic research agenda. Crisis. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000498

Matthieu, MM, Lawrence, KA, Gould, O, Scheinberg, A. (2018). Veterans volunteering: An emerging practice and satisfaction with a civic service program for returning U.S. veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Best Practices in Mental Health. 14, 93-111.

Miller, J., Benner, K., Donohue-Dioh, J., & Segress, M. (2018). Supporting collegiate foster youth and alumni: A mixed-method planning approach for higher education. Evaluation and Program Planning: The International Journal. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2018.10.005

Miller, J., Donohue-Dioh, J., & Brown, A. (2018). Using Concept Mapping to develop a statewide kinship care coalition: A case study. Journal of Community Practice, 26(2), 1-22.

Miller, J., Donohue-Dioh, J., Larkin, S., Niu, C., & Womack, R. (2018). Exploring the self-care practices of practicum supervisors: Implications for field education. The Field Educator, 8(2), 1-20.

Miller, J., Donohue-Dioh, J., Niu, C., & Shalash, N. (2018). Self-care among child welfare workers: A research brief. Child and Youth Services Review, 84, 137-142.

Miller, J., Duron, J., Donohue-Dioh, J., & Geiger, J. (2018). Conceptualizing effective legal representation for foster youth: An exploratory study. Child and Youth Services Review, 91(C), 271-278.

Miller, J., Grise-Owens, E., & Shalash, N. (2018). Investigating the self-care practices of social work faculty: An exploratory study. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 37, 1044-1059.

Miller, J., Grise-Owens, E., Niu, C., & Shalash, N. (in press). Examining self-care practices of bachelor prepared social workers: Implications for undergraduate education. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 

Miller, J., Lee, J., Benner K., Shalash, N., Barnhart, S., & Grise-Owens, E. (2018). Self-compassion among child welfare workers: An exploratory study. Children and Youth Services Review, 89, 205-211.

Miller, J., Lee, J., Pope, N., Barnhart, S., & Grise-Owens, E. (2018). Exploring the self-compassion of healthcare social workers: How do they fare? Social Work in Health Care. doi:10.1080/00981389.2018.1471017

Miller, J., Lianekhammy, J., & Grise-Owens, E. (2018). Examining social worker self-care practices: Implications for practice. Advances in Social Work, 18(4), 1250–1266.

Miller, J., Niu, C., & Moody, S. (in press). Investigating the child trauma knowledge of adoptive parents: An exploratory study. Adoption Quarterly.

Miller, J., Niu, C., Sauer, C., Bowman, K., Segress, M., & Benner, K. (2018). Foster parents’ knowledge of child trauma: An exploratory study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1422839

Miller, J., Poklembova, Z., Grise-Owens, E., & Bowman, A. (2018). Exploring the self-care practices of social workers in Slovakia: How do they fare? International Social Work. doi: 10.1177/0020872818773150

Miller, J., Sauer, C., Bowman, K., Thrasher, S., Benner, K., Segress, M., & Niu, C. (2018). Conceptualizing adoptive parent support groups: A mixed-method process. Adoption Quarterly, 1, 41-57.

Miller, J., & Vaughn, L. (2018). Training child welfare Citizen Review Panel members: A promising approach? Child and Youth Services Review, 86, 94 – 97.

Newland, L. A., Giger, J. T., et al. (2018). Child Development Children’s SWB: Individual and contextual predictors of children’s SWB in middle childhood and early adolescence across 8 countries: A multilevel analysis. Child Development.

Parekh, R., Maleku, A., Adorno, G., Fields, N., Schuman, D. L., & Felderhof, B. (2018). Pathways to age-friendly communities in urban neighborhoods: Do social capital and social cohesion matter? Gerontological Social Work. Advance online publication.

Pope, N.D., Baldwin, P.K., & Lee, J. (2018). “I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did”: Rewards of caregiving in young adulthood. Journal of Adult Development. doi:10.1007/s10804-018-9284-2

Pope, N.D., Kostelic, A.F., Liu, Y., & Cassetty, C. (2018). Prepare to care: Caregiver communication – It is never too early to soon to have a conversation about caregiving. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Pub#: HFD-AHK.151)

Reno, R., Barnhart, S., & Gabbe, P. T. (2018). A critical inquiry of breastfeeding attitudes, barriers, and experiences of African American women living in poverty. Journal of Poverty22, 518-536.

Roh, S., Burnette, C.E., Lee, Y.S., Giger, J. T., Goins, R.T., Petereit, D.G., Lawler, M. J. & Lee, K.H (2018). Identifying risk and protective factors related to depressive symptoms among Northern Plains American Indian women cancer survivors. Women and Health.

Royse, D. & Badger, K. (2018). Burn survivors’ near-death experiences: A qualitative examination. OMEGA—Journal of Death and Dying, 0030222818755286.

Schuman, D. L., Bricout, J., & Peterson, H. L., & Barnhart, S. (2018). A systematic review of the psychosocial effects of emotional numbing in U.S. combat veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Schuman, D. L. & Killian, M. (2018). Pilot study of a single session heart rate variability biofeedback intervention on veterans’ posttraumatic stress symptoms. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Retrieved from

Schuman, D.L., Lawrence, K.A., & Pope, N.D. (2018). Broadcasting war trauma: An exploratory netnography of veterans’ YouTube vlogs. Qualitative Health Research.

Schuman, D. L., Lawrence, K. A., & Pope, N. (2018). Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans’ PTSD milvlogs on YouTube: An exploratory study. Qualitative Health Research.

Scott, A.B., Reed, R.G., Garcia-Willingham, N.E., Lawrence, K.A., & Segerstrom, S.C. (2018). Lifespan Socioeconomic Context: Associations with Cognitive Functioning in Later Life. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

Slovak, K., Pope, N., Giger, J. T., & Kheibari, A. (2018). An evaluation of the Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) training with an area agency on aging. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1-19.

Whitt-Woosley, A., Sprang, G. & Royse, D. (2018). Identifying the trauma recovery needs of maltreated children: An examination of child welfare workers’ effectiveness in screening for traumatic stress. Child Abuse & Neglect, 81, 296-307.

Williams, S. M., Frey, L. M., Stage, D. S. & Cerel, J. (2018). The unique experiences of a dual identity: Exploring lived experience in gender and sexual minority suicide attempt survivors. Orthopsychiatry. doi: 10.1037/ort0000334

Yoon, S., Barnhart, S., & Cage, J. (2018). The effects of recurrent physical abuse on the co-development of behavior problems and posttraumatic stress symptoms among child welfare-involved youth. Child Abuse & Neglect81, 29-38.

Yoon, S., Cage, J., Pei, F., & Barnhart, S. (2018). Risk and Resilience Factors for Psychobehavioral Symptom Trajectories Among Child Welfare–Involved Youth. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260518799485.