06 – Lisa Gray, PhD, LCSW

Lisa Gray, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Lisa Gray, Associate Professor for the Regis College Online MSW program

Dr. Gray provided a wide range of clinical services to military dependent children and their families as a civilian for the Department of the Army prior to joining Regis College in 2018. She also consulted with military leaders, school staff, and medical professionals on best practices in enhancing the well-being of military children and families.

Dr. Gray was a clinical practitioner and family therapist at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas and has been a social work educator in both undergraduate and graduate programs of social work. Dr. Gray’s area of research focuses on advancing mental health care and well-being among members of the military community with an emphasis on children and families.

Education:

  • PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work
  • MSSW – The University of Texas at Austin
  • BSW – Texas State University

Publications:

  • Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2017). Advancement in social work higher education: Fostering a supportive environment for students of non-dominant racial and ethnic backgrounds. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 36(1), 662-677.
  • Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., & Thacker, R. T. (2015). Enhanced Engagement: An intervention pilot for mental health promotion among low-income women in a community visiting program. Best Practices in Mental Health, 11(1), 69-82.
  • Gray, L. A. & Price, S. K. (2014). Partnering for mental health promotion: Implementing evidence based mental health services within a maternal and child health home visiting program. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(1), 70-80.
  • Price, S. K., Gray, L. A. & El-Khoury, D. (2014). Facilitating Mental Health Intervention in Home Visiting: Learning from Content, Context, Clients, and Community. Zero to Three, 34(5), 28-34.

Presentations:

  • Gray, L. A. (2016, January). An exploratory study on the well-being of military spouses: Merging quantitative and qualitative data. Paper accepted to the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Gray, L. A. & Weng, S. (2015, October). Military spouses’ perspectives on the influence of military culture on spousal functioning. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
  • Lee, J., Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2015, October). Giving back: Lessons learned from refugees and immigrants. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
  • Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2014, October). Military spouses: The key to strengthening the military family. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Lewis, P. C. & Gray, L. A. (2014, October). Addressing the needs of military children: Implications for social work education. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., & El-Khoury, D. (2014, January). Enhanced engagement: A feasibility study infusing mental health services into maternal and child health home visiting. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.
  • Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2013, October). Social Work doctoral education: Fostering a
supportive environment for students of color. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • Gray, L. A. (2013, May). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the mental health needs of military service members and veterans. Paper presented at The Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2013), Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2013, May). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the psychosocial stressors and mental health needs of war veterans. Poster presented at the Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma of Service Members, Veterans, Family, and Community Conference at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., El-Khoury, D. & Masho, S. (2013, April). Bridging the mental health services gap for low-income women with perinatal depression: Results from a translational research pilot. Poster presented at the ninth Annual Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2013, April). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the psychosocial stressors and mental health needs of war veterans. Poster presented at the School of Social Work 2013 Research Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Fellowship:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program. Funding Support: August 2012- June 2015.