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Allen Rubin, PhD

Inducted in 2010

Allen Rubin (BS, Penn State; MSW, PhD, Pitt) is the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a faculty member since 1979 and has taught courses on both practice and research, in addition to administering the doctoral program for ten years. Before that he worked in a community mental health program and then directed national research projects at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

His approximately 150 publications have focused on research methods, statistics, severe and persistent mental illness, trauma treatment, evidence-based practice, and other areas. His many books include Research Methods for Social Work, Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children, Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluation, the forthcoming Psychosocial Treatment for Schizophrenia, and many others.

He was a founding member of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) and served as its president from 1998 to 2000 (after serving a term as its vice president). In 1993, he received the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 1997, he was a co-recipient of the SSWR Award for Outstanding Examples of Published Research. In 2007, CSWE honored him with their Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.

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