Gil Greene

Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
MSW, University of Tennessee
BS, Middle Tennessee State

Dr. Gilbert Greene conducts research and scholarship on clinical social work practice with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and books on various aspects of clinical social work practice. He is especially interested in brief therapy, couples and family therapy, and strengths-based approaches to treatment especially solution-focused/solution-oriented and narrative treatments. Dr. Greene was co-editor of the first edition of Social Workers' Desk Reference published by Oxford University Press in 2002 and is co-author with Dr. Mo Yee Lee of the book Solution-Oriented Social Work Practice: An Integrative Approach to Working with Client Strengths published by Oxford University Press in January, 2011. In collaboration with four other clinicians/scholars, Dr. Greene is co-developer of Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) which is an evidence-informed strength-based common factors approach to working with at-risk children, adolescents, and families. Articles on I-FAST have recently been published in the journals Research on Social Work Practice, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Journal of Martial and Family Therapy, Children & Schools, and Administration in Social Work. Oxford University Press recently published the I-FAST training and treatment manual Integrative Family and Systems Treatment: A Strengths-Based Common Factors Approach. Dr. Greene and his four collaborators continue to develop and research the effectiveness of Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST). Several mental health agencies in Ohio have been trained in I-FAST and data continue to be collected on the effectiveness of this strength-based common factors approach to working with at-risk children, youth, and families. 

Associated Programs

Master of Social Work