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Kathleen Jo. Pottick, Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Professor, School of Social Work

pottick@rci.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-6582


Kathleen J. Pottick (Ph.D., Michigan, 1982) is professor in Rutgers University's School of Social Work and a core faculty member in Rutgers’ Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. The bulk of her research has focused on better understanding the barriers to the provision of effective mental health services for children and adolescents, and disadvantaged populations, and on developing strategies for removing them. One line of research investigates racial and ethnic disparities in mental health service use for youths with serious emotional disorders in the United States. Another line targets clinicians' attributions of youths' emotional problems, and the correlates of biased perceptions. She is co-author of The Parents' Perspective: Delinquency, Aggression and Mental Health, (with Paul Lerman, 1995), an analysis of minority inner-city adolescents receiving outpatient mental health services in Newark, New Jersey. She publishes in the fields of social work, psychology, and psychiatry, with recent articles appearing in Social Service Review, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and American Journal of Psychiatry. Her research studies have been funded by government and foundation sources (e.g., National Institute of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Annie E. Casey Foundation). Dr. Pottick has served in a variety of administrative roles in the School of Social Work, including Acting Dean (2011-2013) and Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2009-2011).She is on the advisory board of the international social work journal, Ethics and Social Welfare, and is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New Jersey. Issue Briefs are available:

Winter 2004 Issue Brief (Vol. 3, No. 1)

Summer 2003 Issue Brief (Vol. 2, No. 1)

Fall 2002 Issue Brief (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Summer 2002 Issue Brief (Vol. 1, No. 1)


Transition Papers are available:

Comparing_Clients_in_Outpatient_Services.pdf

Transition Youth.pdf


Youth Inpatient Psychiatric Care Papers are available:

Changing patterns of in patient care.pdf

Changing patterns adolescents.pdf

Factors of in patient out patient care.pdf



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