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 Rural Integrated Behavioral
Health Training (RIBHT) Program within the WVU MSW program.
This training program, supported by federal grants through the US Department of
Health and Human Services, prepares MSW students to apply a
prevention-focused integrative approach to address behavioral health needs of underserved populations
across the lifespan. 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
Rishel, 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