Thomas D. Davis

  • Thomas D. Davis, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. - University of Washington
  • Phone: (909)537-3839
  • E-mail: tomdavis@csusb.edu

Thomas Davis' research interests include the history of American social work, evidence-based practice in substance abuse treatment, macro social work practice, research methods, healthcare service delivery among Native Americans, and the history of religion and spirituality in American social work.

Professional Specialties

  • Substance abuse treatment for adolescents, adults, and aging populations
  • Macro social work practice
  • Research methods
  • Native Americans
  • History of American social work
  • History of religion and spirituality in American social work

Refereed Articles

Davis, T. New Directions in Catholic Historical Research: Saints in Social Work. Journal of Religious and Theological Information, published early online June 16, 2017.

Dennis, C. B., Davis, T. D., et al. Enhancing Health-Conscious Behaviors among Clients in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, published early online, June 21, 2017.

Dennis, C. B., Davis, T. D., et al. Psychological Vulnerability and Gambling in Later Life. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, published early online May 11, 2017.

Dennis, C. B., Davis, T. D. (2017). Enhancing the Referral-Making Process to 12-Step Programs: Strategies for Social Workers. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(4), 423-433.

Audrey L. Begun, John D. Clapp, and the Alcohol Misuse Grand Challenge Collective. (2016). Reducing and Preventing Alcohol Misuse and its Consequences: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 5(2), 73-83.

Davis, T. D., Dennis, C. B., Culbertson, C. E. (2015). Practice Evaluation Strategies among Clinical Social Workers: New Directions in Practice Research. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(6), 654-669.

Davis, T. D. (2007) Why Do Second-Year MSW Students Evaluate Practice the Way They Do? An Evidence-Based Theory for Clinical Supervisors. The Clinical Supervisor, 26(1/2), 159-175.

Davis, T. D. (2006) Practice Evaluation in Social Work: Theorizing Practitioner Preference. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 76(3), 67- 92.

Davis, T. D. (2005). Beliefs about Confrontation among Substance Abuse Counselors: Are they Consistent with the Evidence? Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 2(1/2).

Book Reviews

Davis, T.D. (2009). Book Review of The Evidence-Based Internship: A Field Manual by Thomlison, B, and Corcoran, K. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(1), 138-139.

Davis, T. D. (2007). Book Review of Social Work Research Methods: Four Alternative Paradigms by Morris, T. Research on Social Work Practice, 17(6), 754.

Davis, T. D. (1999). Book Review of Outcomes Measures in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods by Mullen, E., and Magnabosco, J (Eds.). Research on Social Work Practice, 9(2), 263-267.

Davis, T. D. (1998). Book Review of Research Methods for Social Work by Rubbin, A., and Babbie, R. Research on Social Work Practice, 8(6), 715-717.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultations

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work (2017-2019)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Research on Social Work Practice (2015-2017)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Society of Social Work and Research (2013 - 2015)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Research on Social Work Practice (2003-2006)
  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Catholic Theological Society of America