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Lavi Wilson

Part Time Faculty of Social Work, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessing effective mental health and substance abuse services
  • Racial identity and Wellness
  • Mental health effects of Colorism
  • Black Maternal Health
  • Assessing the consequences of young adult alcohol and substance use


  • Capstone One:  BASICS, ACT, Mindfulness, and BMI: Effective Evidence-Based Practices That Treat Collegiate High-Risk Drinking. 
  • Capstone Two: Assessing the Relationship Between Mental Health Symptoms and Alcohol Consequences in College Drinkers.


  • DSW, Doctor of Social Work, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • MSSW, Master of Sciences in Social Work, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BA, Psychology, University of Connecticut - Storrs

Selected Publications:  

  • Wilson, S.L., Crayton, B., & Williams. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an Important Evidenced Based Practice for Social Work Practice. Journal of Psychology and Behavior Research, 1(1), 38-44.                             
  • Wilson, S., Williams, L., & Leach, M. (2019). The Invisible Dilemma of Collegiate Homelessness. Journal of Psychiatry and Behavior Therapy, 2(1), 37-40.
  • Wilson S.L., & Dinnerson Q.D. (2017) Using the College Systems Model to Address High-Risk Underage Drinking. Journal of Depression & Anxiety, 6(4),1-4.
  • Wilson S.L., Sellers S., Solomon C., & Holsey-Hyman M. (2017). Exploring The Link Between Black Racial Identity And Mental Health. Journal of Depression & Anxiety, 6(2),1-4 .      

Selected Professional Experience:

  • 2018-Present: Adjunct Professor, Tulane
  • 2016-2019: Adjunct Professor, Simmons College
  • 2014-2016: Online Field Faculty Advisor, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2017-Present: Informed Social Work Editorial Board Member, Journal of Evidence