Pa Der Vang, MSW, PhD, LICSW portrait

Pa Der Vang, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor
Degree
BA, University of Wisconsin
MSW, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota
Office
306 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
Phone
(651) 690-8647
Mail
F-15
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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My teaching centers on the use of theory in generalist social work practice with an emphasis on social justice and empowerment. My research is on the experience of Hmong American immigrants and the acculturation process.


Expertise / Research Interests

  • Race in America
  • Empowerment of women and people of color
  • Refugees and immigrants

Selected Publications

Vang, P.D. & Rooney, R. (2015). Generalist Social Work Practice. Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Vang, P.D. (2015). Hmong, Acculturation, and Mental Health. Journal of Hmong Studies, 15(2), 1-18.

Vang, P.D. & Her, P. (2014). Teenage Marriage among Hmong American women. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 24(2), 138-155.

Vang, P.D. (2013).  Generational differences among a small group of Hmong Americans. Journal of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Social Work, 22(1), 76-92.


See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement


Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 355 - 02 Comm/Interviewing Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

40967 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Pa D. Vang

This course is the first of a four-course practice sequence. The primary focus is on communication theory and skills as applied to social work with individuals, families, small groups, communities and organizations. There is an emphasis on self-awareness, beginning assessment skills and diversity issues. An integrative approach to generalist social work practice provides the context for intervention on individual, environmental and societal levels. SOWK 355/3550 is taken with SOWK 375/3750 (or 378/3780) in the fall for day students. EWO students take SOWK 3550 in the fall and SOWK 3780 in the spring. Prerequisites or concurrent registration with: SOWK 281/2810 and SOWK 340/3400 or by consent of the program director. SOWK 355/3550 is the same course as SOWK 3550/355 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 402 - 01 Gen Pract II: Large Client Sys - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

20750 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Pa D. Vang

This course is a continuation of SOWK 401/4010 and the final of four courses in the practice sequence of the social work curriculum. The focus is on prevention/intervention methods based on generalist social work knowledge that can be applied to client systems of all sizes. A special emphasis is placed on effecting planned change in groups, organizations, communities, and national and global society toward the pursuit of social justice. A combination of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and small group activities provides students with knowledge and skills for client advocacy and social change. SOWK 402/4020 is taken with 406/4060 in the spring semester. Prerequisites: SOWK 401/4010. SOWK 402/4020 is the same course as SOWK 4020/402 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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