PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Academic and Research Interests
- school social work practice with at-risk youths
- solution-focused brief therapy
- meta-analysis and systematic reviews
- Asian American youth development
- clinical intervention research and evidence-based practice
- child development accounts
Associate Professor Johnny Kim serves on NASW's Children, Adolescence, and Young Adults Section Committee, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association's Research Committee and the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online editorial board.
Kim's research and scholarship focus on evaluating school-based interventions, solution-focused brief therapy, quantitative research methods and evidence-based practice. He is principal investigator of a five-year research project funded through a Regional Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Aimed at increasing well-being and improving permanency outcomes for families affected by substance abuse, Kim's project is a randomized controlled trial in Oklahoma County and Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for child welfare involved parents in outpatient treatment for substance use disorders.
Kim was a Council on Social Work Education Minority Clinical Fellow while earning his PhD in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a school social worker and case manager for community mental health agencies in Seattle. At GSSW, Kim teaches courses in clinical social work practice and solution-focused brief therapy.