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Gwat-Yong LieGwat-Yong Lie

Associate Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S., University of Singapore

Email: gwatlie@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-2241
Room: 1169 Enderis Hall

Professional Interests

  • Child welfare – staff training and development
  • Violence against women and children
  • Multi-cultural competence

Gwat-Yong Lie joined the faculty in the Fall of 1996, after eleven years at Arizona State University. She teaches courses in direct practice. She has done research and published in the areas of child welfare; multi cultural competence; and women's issues, particularly Asian American women. Her clinical experience includes group work with adult survivors of incest, and rape counseling and advocacy.

Recent Grants

2011-2014. $146,748, Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals
(CABHI). Funded by SAMHSA/CSAT, Grant TI023528-01 to Outreach Community Health Center (OCHC) with UWM/HBSSW as program evaluation/ research partner.

2012. $550,758, Foster Parent Training. Funded by Wisconsin Department of Family and Children Services.

2012. $1,136,049, Milwaukee Child Welfare Staff Training. Funded by Wisconsin
Department of Family and Children Services.

2005-2010. $290,108, Comprehensive Treatment Services for the Homeless Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders. Funded by SAMHSA/CSAT, Grant TI016556-01 to Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee, Inc. with UWM/HBSSW as program evaluation/ research partner.

Honors

2010. UWM Faculty Distinguished University Service Award

2002. Woman of Color Honoree, University of Wisconsin-System

Select Recent Publications: Book Chapters

Lie, G.Y. & Lowery, Christine. (2007). Cultural competence with women of color. In Doman Lum (Ed.) Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework forUnderstanding Diverse Groups and Justice Issues (pp.351-388). Belmont, CA., Thomson Brooks/Cole.

Lie, G.Y. (2006). Family violence, child welfare and substance abuse in Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant populations. In Rowena Fong, Ruth McRoy and Carmen Hendricks (Eds.) Intersecting Child Welfare, Substance Abuse, and Family Violence: Culturally Competent Approaches. Alexandria, VA., CSWE Publications.

Lie, G.Y. (2004). Invited Commentary on Unit 8: Using our social work knowledge base to help clients attain health. In Alice Lieberman and Cheryl B. Lester (Eds.) Social Work with a Difference: A Literary Approach (pp. 464 – 469).  New York, McGraw-Hill.

Technical Reports

Carroll, L., St. George, K. and Lie, G.Y. (Dec 2010). Comprehensive Treatment Services for Homeless Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders. Final report submitted to SAMHSA/ CSAT in fulfillment of SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement Number 1 H79 TI 16556-01.

Carroll, L., St. George, K., and Lie, G.Y. (May 2005).  Addictions Treatment for the Homeless. Final report submitted to SAMHSA/CSAT in fulfillment of SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement Number 1 U79 TI 13028-01.

Select Recent Presentations

Lie, G.Y., O’Brien, Patricia & Teasley, Martell (Oct 2011). Collective Bargaining: Why Social Work Should Care. Panel presentation sponsored by the Commission on Social and Economic Justice.  Council on Social Work Education. Annual Program Meeting, October 2011, Atlanta, GA.

Lie, G.Y.
(Oct 2008). Invited panelist, Rethinking Diversity in Social Work.  Panel presentation sponsored by the Commission on Social and Economic Justice, Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting October 2008, Philadelphia, PA.

Lie, G.Y. (Feb 2007). Invited Panelist. “Leadership Skills and Tools in a Diverse Environment.”  Panel presentation sponsored by the Commission on Social and Economic Justice, Council on Social Work Education, Leadership Seminar 2007, Charleston, SC.

Current Professional Work

Jul 2013 – present, President, Corporate Board, Affilia, Journal of Women & Social Work.

Aug 2012 – present, Manuscript review, Affilia Journal of Women and Social Work.

Nov 2002 – present, Consulting Editor, Families in Society.

Notable Past Professional Work

Member, Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice, Council of Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA.

Chair, Council on Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, Council of Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA.

Member, Grants Review & Advisory Committee, Healthy Girls’ Program Initiative, United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Member, Grants Advisory Committee, Women’s Fund, Milwaukee, WI.

Professional Affiliations

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)