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Eugenia Weiss, PhD, PsyD, MSW/LCSW

MSW Program Director, Associate Professor

Summary

As a licensed clinical social worker and licensed psychologist, Dr. Weiss held a private practice for over 18 years serving Latinx clients and working with military veterans and their families. She has also worked in community behavioral health settings primarily serving Spanish-speaking clientele.  Her research interests are transdisciplinary and include behavioral health promotion, well-being and diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and in broader contexts, providing voice to the disenfranchised. She conducts both qualitative and quantitative research and is active in organizational consulting through the provision of culturally responsive program evaluation and capacity building. Dr. Weiss provides anti-racist leadership and evaluation trainings in a variety of settings including education, health, and human services including veteran serving organizations. As part of her work, she has secured external funding and has published in peer-reviewed journals and books in the areas of transformative leadership and diversity, social work practice, women’s empowerment, and military social work.

Research interests

  • Military/veteran behavioral health
  • Leadership
  • Evaluation
  • Women's studies
  • Diversity/equity in higher education

Publications

    Weiss, E.L., Kranke, D. & Barmak, S.(2020). Military veterans serving as volunteers:  What social workers need to know. Social Work.

    Zaleski, K., Enrile, A., Weiss, E.L. & Wang, X. (Eds.) (2020). Women’s journey to empowerment in the 21st century: A transnational feminist analysis of women’s lives in modern times. Oxford University Press.

    Simmons, C., Weiss, E.L., Schwartz, S., & McLane-Davison, D. (2020). Job satisfaction: A positive attribute of work-family integration for female social work faculty. Social Work Education: The International Journal.

    Weiss, E.L., Rubin, A. & Graeser, N. (2019). Transitioning to Civilian Life Scale: Development, reliability and validity. Military Behavioral Health, 7(1), 57-63.

    Gross, G. & Weiss, E.L. (2019). A call to the helping disciplines to deconstruct diversity and race: An essay on the social constructions of the “Other.” International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 41, 86-103. 

    Weiss, E.L. & Castro, C. (Eds.) (2019). American military life in the 21st century: Social, cultural and economic Issues. (Volumes I & II). Praeger/ABC-CLIO. 

     Araque, J. & Weiss, E.L. (2019). Leadership with impact: Preparing health & human service practitioners in the age of innovation and diversity. Oxford University Press.

    Coll, J.E., Weiss, E.L., Waddell, R., Martinez, G. & Basiru, T. (2018). Memories: Cuban American immigrants and their courage, connection, and adaptation. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 21(1), 52-60. 

    Kranke, D., Weiss, E.L., Heslin, K., & Dobalian, A. (2017). “We are disaster response experts”: A qualitative study on the mental health impact of volunteering in disaster settings among combat veterans. Social Work in Public Health, 32(8), 500-509.  

    Brand, M. & Weiss, E.L. (2015). Social workers in combat: Application of advanced practice competencies in military social work and implications for social work education.  Journal of Social Work Education, 51, 154-169.

     Gross, G. & Weiss, E.L. (2014). The vanishing military veteran: A postmodern disappearance of the hero. Social Work in Mental Health, 12 (6), 575-590.

    Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E., & *Metal, M. (2011). The influence of military culture and veteran worldviews on mental health treatment: Implications for veteran help-seeking and wellness. International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society, 1(2), 7586. (Excellence Award)

    Education

    • PhD Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2021
    • MA Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2019
    • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, 2003
    • MSW, University of Southern California, 1992
    • BA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989