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Social Work Faculty and Staff - Amy Cappiccie

Dr. Amy Cappiccie, Ph.D.,LCSW

Dr. Amy Cappiccie, Ph.D.,LCSW

MSW Program Director

Office:  Academic Complex Room 210A
Phone:  270-745-3820


Teaching Areas:

MSW Advanced Practice; Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment; Field Practicum; Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents; Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees; Public Advocacy


Research Interests:

Immigration policy, Immigrants and refugees, International Social Work, Human diversity, Mental illness in children and adolescents, Innovative approaches to clinical practice with children and adolescents, and Trauma

Accepted Publications: 

Cappiccie, A. (January 2012) article accepted entitled “”A Guide to Examining Immigration Policy” to the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Vol. 9, Number 4.

Cappiccie, A., Chadha, J., Lin, M., and Snyder, F. (February 2012) article accepted entitled “Using Critical Race Theory to Learn How Disney Construct Diversity” to Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Cappiccie, A. & Desrosiers, P. (December 2012) article accepted entitled  “Using Adobe Connect Pro in the Social Work Classroom” to the Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 29, Number 4.

Gabbard, J., Starks, S., Jaggars, J. & Cappiccie, A. (May 2011) article accepted entitled “Effective Strategies for Teaching Cultural Competency to MSW Students in a Global Society” to the International Journal of Human and Social Sciences. 

Cappiccie, A. (2009) Migrants to the United States and Rural Health.  In Lawson, T. & Gergely, F (Ed.), Social Work in Healthcare (pp. 152-161) University of Nyiregyhaza Hungary Press.

Cappiccie, A. (2008).  The Cappiccie Lawson Evolution Immigration Model (CLEIM), Germany: VDM Verlag Publishing



Educational Background:

BA in Psychology: Kentucky Wesleyan College

MSSW: University of Louisville

Ph.D: University of Louisville


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