Joe Guada

Joe Guada, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Joe Guada practiced as a social worker for approximately 16 years in a variety of mental health settings. This experience informs his areas of research that include families with a loved one with a serious mental illness and underserved populations in need of behavioral health care.


  • 2012 Outstanding M.S.W. Instructor.
  • 2010 Outstanding M.S.W. Instructor.

Journal Articles




  • Guada, J., 2012, "The unique coping strategies of African American families with a loved one with schizophrenia: The use of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale." Journal of Family Social Work 15, no. 3, 171-186 - 171-186.
  • Kranke, D., Guada, J., Kranke, B. & Floersch, J., 2012, "What do African American youth with a mental illness think about help-seeking and psychiatric medication?: Origins of stigmatizing attitudes.." Social Work in Mental Health 10, no. 1, 53-71 - 53-71.
  • Guada, J.; Hoe, M.; Floyd, R.; Barbour, J.; Brekke, J.S., 2012, "How family factors impact psychosocial functioning for African American consumers with schizophrenia.." Community Mental Health Journal 48, no. 1, 45–55 - 45–55.


  • Guada, J., Land, H., & Han, J., 2011, "An Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Burden Assessment Scale with a sample of African-American families." Community Mental Health Journal 47, no. 2, 233-242 - 233-242.
  • Guada, J. & Venable, V., 2011, "A comprehensive analysis of the quality of online health-related information regarding schizophrenia." Health & Social Work 36, no. 1, 45-53 - 45-53.
  • Land, H. & Guada, J., 2011, "The Latina Caregiver Stress Scale: Assessing the factor structure for rapid clinical assessment." Social Work Research 35, no. 2, 95-106 - 95-106.
  • Guada, J.; Hoe, M.; Floyd, R.; Barbour, J.; Brekke, J.S., 2011, "The importance of consumer perceived criticism on clinical outcomes for outpatient African Americans with schizophrenia." Community Mental Health Journal 47, no. 6, 637-645 - 637-645.


  • Guada, J., Brekke, J.S., Floyd, R., & Barbour, J., 2010, "Assessing the family functioning of inner-city African American families living with schizophrenia with the McMaster Family Assessment Device." Social Work in Mental Health 8, no. 3, 238–253 - 238–253.


  • Guada, J., Brekke, J.S., Floyd, R., & Barbour, J., 2009, "The relationship among Perceived Criticism, family contact, and consumer clinical and psychosocial functioning for African-American consumers with schizophrenia." Community Mental Health Journal 45, no. 2, 106-116 - 106-116.


  • Venable, V.; Guada, J., "Practice with Juvenile Sex Offenders: The Critical Need for Social Work Cultural Competence." Clinical Social Work Journal
  • Davis, T.S., Guada, J., Swenson, S., Peck, A., Evans, S., Moskow Sigal, L., "Integrated and Culturally Relevant Care: A Field Education Model for Social Work in Primary Care." Social Work in Health Care
  • Guada, J.M., "Is family functioning related to consumer psychosocial functioning for community based adults living with schizophrenia Comparisons between black and white consumers.." Family Process
  • Curtis, C.; Guada, J.M., "‘Critical Mass’ of Diverse Hires: Applied Diversity Training." Journal of Social Work Education
  • Jacoby, E.C.; Walton, K.; Guada, J.M., "Community Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
  • Davis, T.S.; Reno, R.; Guada, J.M.; Swenson, S. et al., "The Student Integrated Care Competencies Scale (SICCS): Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Primary Care Behavioral Health." American Journal of Community Psychology

Associated Programs

Master of Social Work