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School of Social Work

Social Work

Rubin

Maureen Rubin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Rubin

Contact Information

  • Email: mrubin@unr.edu
  • Phone: (775) 682-7924

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, SC Social Work
  • MSW, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • MA, Stella Maris College, University of Madras, India Social Work
  • BA,Stella Maris College, University of Madras, India Sociology

Biography

Professional Experience

    1. Academic appointments
      • 07/2013 - Present Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
      • 03/2009 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
      • 09/2007- 05/2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Public Policy, University of Texas, San Antonio
      • 09/2006 - 08/2007 Visiting Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas, San Antonio
      • 08/2001- 05/2006 Adjunct Faculty, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina
    2. 2. Professional post-baccalaureate and post-master's social work experience
      • 03/1996 -07/1996 Program Manager, Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA), Trilogy, Inc., Chicago, IL
      • 06/1995-12/1995 Social Work Intern, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, IL
      • 06/1989-12/1993 Rehabilitation Officer, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India)

Courses Taught

All graduate level courses

  • 2013 to present
    School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno
    Interventions with Individuals
    Foundation Practicum I
  • 2012 to 2013
    UTHSCSA and UTSA collaboration.
    Interprofessional Care in Behavioral Health: Developed and offered as an elective to Social Work students on Interprofessional education while working with the severely mentally ill population in collaboration with the School of Medicine, School of Nursing at UTHSC and the Department of Social Work at UTSA.
  • 2009 to 2013
    UTHSCSA, UT-Austin, UT- Houston and UTSA collaboration.
    Interprofessional Care in HIV/AIDS. Course taught in collaboration with four universities and several schools: Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacology, Nursing and Social Work
  • 2006 to present
    Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio.
    Integrative seminar I Integrative Seminar II Integrative Seminar III
    Integrative Seminar IV (Capstone course) Multidimensional Assessment (Mental Health-DSM IV)
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
    Adv. Social Work Research: Theoretically Driven Practice & Program Evaluation (Capstone course)
    Global Context of Social Work

Research Interests

  • Mental health
  • Grandparents caring for grandchildren
  • Program evaluation/service research in mental health

Presentations (Past 5 years)

International

  • Velligan, D.I., Rubin, M., Frederick, M., Dube, S., and the Cross-Cultural Subcommittee of the MATRICS-CT (2010). "The Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Intermediate Measures of Functional Outcome" Presented at the Schizophrenia International Research Society meeting, Florence, Italy.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G.M. (2009). "Grandparents as Caregivers In Developed and Developing Countries: A Comparative Look at Crosscutting Themes." Paper presented at the 16th International Consortium for Social Development Symposium, Monterrey. Mexico.

National/Regional

  • Jones, B., Rubin, M., Scheyett, A. & Nimmagadda, J. (2013). "Developing Social Work Leadership in Interprofessional Education." Faculty Development Institute accepted for presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2013). "DSM 5 Changes: Relevance and Significance to Social Work Practice." Juried paper presented at the NASW NV annual conference, Reno, NV
  • Rubin, M. (2013). "DSM 5: Relevance and Significance for Assessment and Treatment Planning." Paper presented at the 37th Annual State Conference, National Association of Social Workers, Austin, TX.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Minority Grandparents as Caregivers: Emerging issues for Practice." Paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Menon, G. M., Rubin, M. & Benavides, L. (2012). "Preparing Culturally Competent Social Workers for a Globalized Society." Paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Mikow, J., Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Assessing the Explicit and Implicit Curriculum: From Conceptualization to Program Improvement." Paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, M. (2012). "Online Course Development and Evaluation for Competency-Based Social Work Education." Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rubin, M. & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Evaluating Competency-based Interprofessional Education: Relevance to Social Work." Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rubin, M. (2012). "Grandparents as Caregivers in South Texas: Emerging Issues for Practice across Texas." Paper presented at the 36th Annual state conference of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Houston, TX.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G. (2012) "Importance of Psychopharmacology and Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Schizophrenia: An Overview." Paper presented at the 36th Annual state conference of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Houston, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2012). "Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren." Paper presented at the Emerging Areas for Practice at NASW Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work organized by the NASW, Washington, D.C.
  • Rubin, M., & Hogue, N. (2012). "Understanding Health Disparities in Texas." Paper presented at the Applied Demography Conference organized by IDSER, San Antonio, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2011). "Importance of Psychopharmacology in Social Work" Paper presented at NASW/ Texas Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, M. (2010). "Evaluating Enterprising Nonprofits: The Social Return on Investments." Paper presented at the conference organized by the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2010). "Evaluating Mental Health Instruments in a Cultural Context." Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2010). "Interprofessional Education in HIV/AIDS: A Social Work Perspective." Paper presented at the 56th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Portland, OR.
  • Rubin, M. (2010). Importance of Psychotropic Medications for Adults and Children." Presented at the National Association of Social Worker, Texas annual conference, Houston, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2010). "Social Workers as Community Based Evaluators." Paper presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual conference, Houston, TX.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, M. (2009). "A National Survey of E-Practitioners: Understanding a New Field Of Practice." Paper presented at the 55th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, San Antonio, TX.
  • Rubin, M. (2009). "Psychotropic Medication And Severe Mental Illness: An Overview." Presented at the National Association of Social Workers, Texas annual conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Velligan, D., Dube,S., Stover,E., Mayo.D.,Schooler,N., Neuchterlein,K., Talbot,S., Buller,R., Peters,N., Jaeger,J., Frederick,M, & Rubin,M. (2009). "MATRICS_CT Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Intermediate Measures." Presented at the MATRICS-CT National meeting held by National Institute of Mental Health, Washington, D.C.
  • Rubin, M. & Menon, G. M. (2008). "Educating Evaluators: Strategies for Blending the Social Work Curriculum." American Evaluation Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Rubin, M. I(2008). "Intergenerational Parenting: Practice and Policy Implications." Roundtable presentation at the American Evaluation Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Mikow, J., & Rubin, M. (2008). "Building Evidence: Strategies for Program Evaluation." Paper presentation at the 2008 NASW, Texas chapter, annual conference, Galveston, TX.
  • Haynes, D., & Rubin, M. (2008). "Integrating System of Care Principals to Inform Culturally Competent Social Work Practice." Faculty Development Institute presented at the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM), Philadelphia, PA.
    Houston-Vega, M.K., & Rubin, M. (2008). "A ‘Goodness of Fit Framework' for Managing Ethical Challenges of Disaster Research." Paper presented at the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Rubin, M. (2008). "Adapting Systems-Of-Care Principles in Rural Settings." URBAN LEGENDS - RURAL DEAMS: Cultivating Rural Communities in an Urban Era, Boise, Idaho

Poster Presentations

  • Rubin, M., Menon, G., & Mikow, J. (2013). "Engaging in Competency-Based Evaluation: From Conceptualization to Program Improvement in Social Work Education." Poster accepted for the annual conference of American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Rubin, M. (2009). "Educating Social Workers To Be Evaluators." Poster presentation at the 55th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, San Antonio, TX.
  • Patterson, J. E., Medrano, M., Young, V., Colver, J., Stevens, K., Herbold, J., Rubin, M., Restrepo, R., Parekh, A., & Bullock, D. (2009). "Implementing an Interprofessional Elective in the HIV/AIDS Clinic." Summer Institute on Evidence-based practice, Academic center for EBT-San Antonio, TX.
  • Patterson, J.E., Young, V., Stevens, K., Herbold, J., Rubin, M., Restrepo, R., Parekh, A., & Bullock, D. (2009). "Planning an Interprofessional Elective." Presented at the Texas Innovations in Health Science Education Conference, Austin, TX.

Publications

 - in the past 5 years

  • Juvva, S & Rubin, M. Menon, G.M., Vanek, M. (In Press) Strengths-based assessment and Asian Indian adults with serious mental illness. Journal of Global Social Work Practice.
  • Rubin, M., Alarid, L., Rodriguez, M. (In Press) Developing Utilization Focused Evaluation Plan to Reintegrate Individuals with Mental Illness to the Community. Psychiatric Services
  • Gonzalez, J., Rubin, M., Frederic, M., Velligan, D. (2013). A qualitative assessment of cross- cultural adaptation of intermediate measures for schizophrenia in multisite international studies. Psychiatry Research, 206(2-3); pp. 166-172
  • Rubin, M. (2013), Grandparents as caregivers: Emerging issues for the profession. Journal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment, 23(3); pp. 330-344.
  • Velligan, D., Rubin, M., Frederick, M., Mintz, J., Nuechterlein, K.,Green, M., Schooler, N., Marder, S., Jaeger, J., Peters, N., & Dube, S. (2012). The cultural adaptability of intermediate measures of functional outcome in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 38(3); 630-641.
  • Rubin, M., Menon, G. M. & Vanek, M. (2012) Relevance of competency-based education to work with individuals with serious mental illness. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22:2; pp. 213-233.
  • Menon, G. M, & Rubin, M. (2011). A survey of online practitioners: Implications for education and practice. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29(2), pp.133-141.
  • Velligan, D. I., Rubin, M., Frederick, M., Dube,S. and the Cross-Cultural Sub-Committee of the MATRICS-CT. (2010). The cross-cultural adaptation of intermediate measures of functional outcome. Special Issue: 2nd Biennial Schizophrenia Research Conference. Schizophrenia Bulletin 117, (2-3).

Favorite Quote

"Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill