Barbra Teater came to the College of Staten Island in 2014 after spending eight years in social work education in the United Kingdom. Dr. Teater’s research and scholarship focuses on: health and well-being among older adults; research methods and evidence-based practice in social work; social work theories and methods; and social work education and the academic workforce. Through her research and scholarship activities, Dr. Teater aims to promote health and well-being among older adults through identifying and tackling ageism, exploring creative interventions with older adults, and developing practice frameworks and educational materials to equip future social workers to work with older adults. Dr. Teater regularly works with local community organizations to conduct program evaluations with particular emphasis on health and wellbeing. She is the author of the bestselling social work text, “An Introduction to Applying Social Work Theories and Methods,” which is used in social work education across the world and has been translated into four languages.

Degrees

PhD, The Ohio State University

MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago

BASW, Wright State University

Scholarship / Publications

Chonody, J. & Teater, B. (in press, 2018). Social work practice with older adults: An actively aging framework for practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (416 pages) IBSN: 978-1506334295

McLaughlin, H. & Teater, B. (in press, 2018). Evidence-informed practice for social work. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill. (152 pages)

Teater, B., Roy, J., Carpenter, J., Forrester, D., Devaney, J., Scourfield, J. (in press, 2017). Making social work count: A curriculum innovation to teach quantitative research methods and statistical analysis to undergraduate social work students in the United Kingdom. Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Teater, B. & Mendoza, T. (in press, 2017). Workload of social work academics and factors that contribute to time spent on research. Journal of Social Work Education.

Teater, B., Devaney, J., Forrester, D., Scourfield, J., & Carpenter, J. (2017). Quantitative research methods in social work: Making social work count. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (278 pages) ISBN: 978-1-137-40026-0.

Teater. B. (2017). Social work research and its relevance to practice: “The gap between research and practice continues to be wide.” Journal of Social Service Research. Published online July 20, 2017, doi: 10.1080/01488376.2017.1340393

Teater, B., & Chonody, J. (2017). Promoting Actively Aging: Advancing a framework for social work practice with older adults. Families in Society, 98(2), 137-145. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.2017.98.19

Teater, B. & Chonody, J. (2017). Stereotypes and attitudes toward older people among children transitioning from middle childhood into adolescence: Time Matters. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(2), 204-218. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2015. 1079708.

Taylor, I., Lefevre, M., Bogo, M., & Teater, B. (Eds.) (2016). Routledge international handbook of social work education. Oxford: Routledge. (456 pages) ISBN: 9781138890237.

Taylor, I., Bogo, M., Lefevre, M., & Teater, B. (2016). Introduction. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & Teater, B. (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of social work education (pp. xxiii-xxxiii). Oxford: Routledge.

Sharland, E., & Teater, B. (2016). Research teaching and learning in qualifying social work education. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & Teater, B. (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of social work education (pp. 144-156). Oxford: Routledge. 

Teater, B., Lefevre, M., & McLaughlin, H. (2016). Developing the social work academic workforce: Profiles from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & Teater, B. (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of social work education (pp. 355-369). Oxford: Routledge.

Chonody, J., & Teater, B. (2016). Constructing gender: Feminist gerontology and social work practice. In S. Wendt & N. Moulding (Eds.), Contemporary feminisms in social work practice (pp. 263-274). Oxford: Routledge.

Teater, B., Lefevre, M., & McLaughlin, H. (2016). Research activity among UK social work academics. Journal of Social Work. Published online June 2, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1468017316652002.

Teater, B. & Carpenter, J. (2016). Independent social work practices with adults in England: An appreciative inquiry of a pilot programme. Journal of Social Work. Published online
March 15, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1468017316637229.

Teater, B. (2016). How stereotypes and attitudes towards older adults are challenged through intergenerational contact: Young people explain the process. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Published online February 17, 2016, doi:10.1080/02701960.2015.1115985.

Chonody, J.M., & Teater, B. (2016). Why do I dread looking old?: A test of social identity theory, terror management theory, and the double standard of ageing. Journal of Women & Aging, 28(2), 112-126.

Teater, B. (2016). Intergenerational programs to promote active aging: The experiences and perspectives of older adults. Activities, Adaptations & Aging, 40(1), 1-19.

Teater, B. (2015). Social work theories. In J. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of social & behavioral sciences (2nd ed). Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Teater, B. (2014). An introduction to applying social work theories and methods. (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill. (280 pages). ISBN: 978-0335247639.

Teater, B. (Ed.) (2014). Contemporary social work practice: A handbook for students.  Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill. (312 pages). ISBN: 978-0335246038. 

Teater, B. (2014). Whose responsibility is it? A call for the integration of substance misuse in social work education, practice, and research. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 33(5), 619-625.

Teater, B., & Baldwin, M. (2014). Singing for successful ageing: An evaluation of the Golden Oldies community-arts programme. British Journal of Social Work, 44(1), 81-99.

Teater, B. (2014). Singing: Creating harmony in mind and body. In J. Chonody (Ed.), Community art: Creative approaches to practice (pp. 45-59). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

Teater, B. (2014). Introduction. In B. Teater (Ed.), Contemporary social work practice: A handbook for students (pp. 1-10). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Teater, B. (2014). Housing and homelessness. In B.Teater (Ed.), Contemporary social work practice: A handbook for students (pp. 194-210). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Teater, B., & Chonody, J. (2014). Older adults. In B.Teater (Ed.), Contemporary social work practice: A handbook for students (pp. 119-133). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Teater, B. (2014). Social work practice from an ecological perspective. In C.W. LeCroy (Ed.), Case studies in social work practice (3rd ed.) (pp. 35-44). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Lee, M.Y., Teater, B., Greene, G.J., Hsu, K.S., Fraser, J.S., Solovey, A., Grove, D.,& Washburn, P. (2013). Systems collaboration with schools and treatment of SED children or adolescents: I-FAST. Children & Schools, 35(3), 155-168.

Teater, B. (2013). Motivational interviewing. In M. Davies (Ed.), The Blackwell companion to social work (4th ed.) (pp. 451-454). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Teater, B. (2013). Cognitive behavioural therapy. In M. Davies (Ed.), The Blackwell companion to social work (4th ed.) (pp. 423-427). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Teater, B. (2013). Solution focused brief therapy. In M. Davies (Ed.), The Blackwell companion to social work (4th ed.) (pp. 480-483). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kondrat, D.C., & Teater, B. (2012). The looking-glass self: Looking at relationship as the mechanism of change in case management of persons with severe mental illness. Families in Society, 93, 271-278.

Lee, M.Y., Teater, B., Greene, G.J., Solovey, A., Grove, D., Fraser, J.S., Washburn, P., & Hsu, K.S. (2012). Key processes, ingredients and components of successful systems collaboration: Working with severely emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children and their families. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39, 394-405.

Kondrat, D.C., & Teater, B. (2012). Solution-focused therapy in an Emergency Room setting: Increasing hope in persons presenting with suicidal ideation. Journal of Social Work, 12, 3-15.

Teater, B. & Baldwin, M. (2012). Social work in the community: Making a difference. Bristol: Policy Press. (143 pages). ISBN: 978-1847424846. 

Teater.B. (2011). Maximizing student learning: A case example of applying teaching and learning theory in social work education. Social Work Education: The International
Journal, 30, 571-585.

Teater, B. (2011). A qualitative evaluation of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: The recipients’ perspectives. Qualitative Social Work, 10, 503-519.

Teater, B. (2010). An introduction to applying social work theories and methods. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill. (218 pages). ISBN: 978-0335237784.

Hammond, G.C., Teater, B., & Acquavita, S. (2010). Amethyst: Integrating tobacco dependence services with long term alcohol and other drug addiction treatment for homeless and low-income women. In T. S. Kerson & J. McCoyd (Eds.), Social work in health settings: Practice in context (3rd ed.) (pp. 351-362). New York, NY: Routledge.

Teater, B., & Hammond, G.C. (2010). Exploring smoking prevalence, quit attempts, and readiness to quit cigarette use of women in substance abuse treatment. Social Work in Health Care, 49, 176-192.

Teater, B., & Hammond, G.C. (2009). The protected addiction: Exploring staff beliefs and attitudes toward integrating tobacco dependence into substance abuse treatment services. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 53, 52-65.

Teater, B. & Baldwin, M. (2009). Exploring the learning experiences of students involved in community profiling projects. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 28,778-791.

Lee, M.Y., Greene, G.J., Hsu, K.S., Solovey, A., Grove, D., Fraser, J.S., Washburn, P., & Teater, B. (2009). Utilizing family strengths and resilience: Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Family Process, 48, 395-416.

Teater, B. (2009). Factors predicting residential mobility among the recipients of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XXXVI, 159-178.

Teater, B. (2009). A place to call “home”: Exploring the experiences of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program recipients in their efforts to find housing. Families in Society, 90, 271-278.

Kondrat, D.C., & Teater, B. (2009). An anti-stigma approach to working with persons with severe mental disability: Seeking real change through narrative change. Journal of Social Work Practice, 23, 35-47.

Teater, B. (2009). Influencing state legislators: A framework for developing effective social work interest groups. Journal of Policy Practice, 8, 69-86.

Teater, B. (2008). Residential mobility of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program recipients: Assessing changes in poverty and racial composition in neighborhoods. Journal of Poverty, 12, 351-371.

Teater, B. (2008). “Your agenda is our agenda”: State legislators’ perspectives of interest group influence on political decision-making. Journal of Community Practice, 16, 201-220.

Teater, B. A., & Kondrat, D.C. (2005). Connecting policy to practice: Analyzing the variables of the Section 8 housing program policy process. The Social Policy Journal, 4, 69-92. 

Teater, B. A., & Kondrat, D.C. (2005). Connecting policy to practice: Analyzing the variables of the Section 8 housing program policy process. In R. Hoefer (Ed.), Cutting-Edge Social Policy Research (pp. 69-92). Previously published in The Social Policy Journal, 4(3/4), 69-92.