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Darron Garner, PhD, LCSW

Full Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Darron Garner

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental Health
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Education:

  • PhD, Juvenile Justice
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • Prairie View, Texas [2009]
  • MSW, Master of Social Work
    • Louisiana State University
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana [2000]
  • B.S., Psychology
    • Northwestern State University
    • Natchitoches, Louisiana [1998]

Dissertation:

  • ​Race and Risk for Delinquency 

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Predictors of Adolescent Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Predictors of School Problems Among Foster Care Youth

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Board Approved supervisor for Social Work (LCSW-S)

Select Publications:

  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2019). Understanding Substance Abuse: Conceptual Models, Education and Training. Open Access International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 9 No. 7 doi:10.30845/ijhss.v9n7p1
  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2019). Understanding Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Open Access Journal of Addiction and Psychology. Vol. 2 No. 4. DOI:10.33552/OAJAP.2019.02.000541
  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2019). Addiction Recovery: Perceptions of Motivation For, and Barriers to Treatment Entry. Global Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. Vol. 3 No. 1.
  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2019). Understanding Substance Abuse: Conceptual Models, Education and Training. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 9(6).
  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2019). The Impact of Substance Misuse in Adulthood: Associations with Psychological, Interpersonal, Occupational, and Social Factors. International Journal of Education and Social Science, Vol. 6(6).
  • De Carvalho, J. & Garner, D. (2018). A Measurement Model of Self-Injurious Behaviors among Foster Care Adolescents. International Journal of Education and Social Science, Vol. 5(4)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Northcentral University, August 2020-Present
    • Master of Social Work
    • Professor of Social Work
  • Northcentral University, May 2018-August 2020
    • Master of Social Work
    • Adjunct Instructor
  • PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY, August 2009- May 2016
    • Bachelor of Social Work Program
    • Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Cyega Mental Health, May 2016-August 2020
    • Clinical Director Of Mental Health Services