Carrie W. Rishel, Ph.D.
Dr. Rishel has research and teaching interests in child and adolescent mental/behavioral health, prevention-focused social work practice, and integrated models of service delivery. She joined the faculty at the WVU School of Social Work in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. Her social work practice experience centered on working with children and families, especially on prevention work with children in schools. She serves as director of the Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program (IMBTP) within the WVU M.S.W. program. This training program, supported by federal grants through the US Department of Health and Human Services, prepares M.S.W. students to apply a prevention-focused integrative approach to address the mental and behavioral health needs of children and families. Along with her research and teaching activities, she remains actively involved in efforts across the state to improve mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004
- M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
- B.A., Haverford College, 1997
- Children’s mental/behavioral health
- Prevention of mental health problems
- Risk and protective factors related to child outcomes
- Prevention-focused social work practice
- Integrated models of service delivery
- Generalist Social Work Practice
- Advanced Direct Practice
- Social Work Practice with Children and Families
- Child Mental Health
- Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
- Social Work Research and Program Evaluation
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSRishel, C. W. (2015). Establishing a Prevention-Focused Integrative Approach to
Social Work Practice. Families in Society, 96, 125-132.
Rishel, C. W. & Hartnett, H. P. (2015). Preparing MSW Students to Provide Mental and
Behavioral Health Services to Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families in Rural
Settings. Journal of Social Work Education, 51.sup 1, S26-S43.
Rishel, C. W. (2014). Teaching Note - Integrating Prevention Content into Clinical Social Work
Practice Courses. Journal of Social Work Education, 50, 752-762.
Rishel, C. W., Morris, T. L., Colyer, C., & Gurley-Calvez, T. (2014). Preventing the
residential placement of young children: A multidisciplinary investigation of challenges
and opportunities in a rural state. Children and Youth Services Review, 37, 9-14.
McCave E.,L. Rishel, C. W., & Morris, M. (2013). Prevention as an Explicit Part of the
Social Work Profession: Part Two of a Systematic Investigation. Advances in Social
Work, 14, 544-555.
Rishel, C. W., Ice, C. L., Cottrell, L., & Cottrell, S. (2013). Validating the NonParental
Adult Inventory (NPAI) for Mental Health Assessment and Research. Community Mental
Health Journal, 49, 401-406.
Rishel, C. W., Cottrell, L., & Kingery, T. (2012). Preventing Adolescent Risk Behavior in
the Rural Context: An Integrative Analysis of Adolescent, Parent, and Provider
Perspectives. Journal of Family Social Work, 15, 401-416.
Rishel, C. W. (2012). Pathways to prevention for children of depressed mothers: A review of
the literature and recommendations for practice. Depression Research and Treatment,
Vol 2012, Article ID 313689, 11 pages. doi: 10.1155/2012/313689.
McCave E. and Rishel, C. W. (2011). Prevention as an Explicit Part of the Social
Work Profession: A Systematic Investigation. Advances in Social Work, 12, 226-240