Emily Dakin

Degree: PhD; Education: BA (Psychology major, Religion and Philosophy minors), Oberlin College; MSSA (equivalent to an MSW), Case Western Reserve University; PhD (Social Welfare), Case Western Reserve University; Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco. Specialties: Theory (as both an instructor and scholar); Gerontology (particularly elder maltreatment, mental health concerns and treatment in the older adult population, and concerns facing LGBT older adults); End-of-life issues disability issues; Community-based research service learning; Biography: Emily Dakin joined the Department of Social Work at Appalachian State University in 2014, having previously served on the faculty at the Colorado State University School of Social Work, and as an adjunct instructor in the California State University system. She practiced as a gerontological social worker in Cleveland, Ohio and in San Francisco, California. In Cleveland, she coordinated a grant funded by the Violence Against Women Act that educated older women about elder abuse and domestic violence in late life. In San Francisco, she coordinated Older Americans Act-funded Resource Centers for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities. Emily engages in community-based gerontology research and theory-building scholarship across a range of topics (see specialties above). Emily is grateful to live in the High Country and to work at Appalachian State University, given her love of the outdoors (especially hiking and camping) and commitment to sustainability. She has a particular appreciation of comedy, independent films, and documentaries. As a vegetarian for the majority of her life, she views the just, compassionate, and humane treatment of animals as paralleling social work’s concerns for human welfare and social justice. Emily serves as a volunteer for Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care.

There are 9 included publications by Emily Dakin :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assisted Living Facility Administrator And Direct Care Staff Views Of Resident Mental Health Concerns And Staff Training Needs 2010 30 This community needs assessment surveyed 21 administrators and 75 direct care staff at 9 larger and 12 smaller assisted living facilities (ALFs) regarding perceptions of resident mental health concerns, direct care staff capacity to work with residen...
Best Of Both Worlds: A Conceptual Model For Integrating An Aging Specialization Within An Advanced Generalist MSW Program 2015 26 Must a master’s of social work (MSW) program’s orientation be either advanced generalist or some form of specialist? Or is there the possibility of a hybrid curriculum that provides enough breadth to prepare MSW graduates for a wide range of social w...
HIV Case Managers' Attitudes Toward Empirically Supported Interventions 2016 6 Although empirically supported interventions (ESIs) have become increasingly important in social work practice, there is limited empirical research on HIV/AIDS case managers’ attitudes toward using these interventions in their work. The Evidence-Base...
Narrative Synthesis Of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Literature: Current Knowledge And Future Research Directions 2015 21 Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an innovative emerging approach to mental health treatment. This narrative synthesis explores the current state of knowledge and areas for future research in EAP. Specifically reviewed are qualitative and quanti...
Older Women's Perceptions Of Elder Maltreatment And Ethical Dilemmas In Adult Protective Services: A Cross-Cultural, Exploratory Study 2009 27 In this study, older African American, Latina, and Caucasian women from varying socioeconomic backgrounds participated in eight focus groups that examined their perceptions of elder maltreatment and three ethical dilemmas within adult protective serv...
Patient Perspectives On The Benefits Of Psychotherapy For Late-Life Depression 2013 21 Objectives: The future of psychotherapy research lies in the development of easy-to-use, efficient treatments that target specific characteristics and needs of patients with a given disorder. Meeting this aim will involve understanding why people see...
Protection As Care: Moral Reasoning And Moral Orientation Among Ethnically And Socioeconomically Diverse Older Women 2014 22 This study examined moral reasoning among ethnically and socioeconomically diverse older women based on the care and justice moral orientations reflecting theoretical frameworks developed by Carol Gilligan and Lawrence Kohlberg, respectively. A major...
Seeing With Our Own Eyes: Youth In Mathare, Kenya Use Photovoice To Examine Individual And Community Strengths 2014 64 In this study, youth residents of the Mathare community of Nairobi, Kenya documented individual and community strengths using photovoice, a method that is grounded in the principles of community-based participatory research. Research was conducted in...
Social Support And Social Networks Among LGBT Older Adults In Rural Southern Appalachia 2020 84 While research has begun to examine social networks and social support among LGBT older adults living in rural contexts, no research to date has examined these issues within the unique context of rural southern Appalachia. Thus, the purpose of this q...