Five College African Studies Program

Joanne Corbin

Associate Professor

School of Social Work
Smith College

Chair, Research Sequence

Office: 216 Lilly Hall, Smith College
Telephone: (413) 585-4039

Degree: PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, 1998. MSS, Social Work, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (1986)

Research Interests: Children and families affected by armed conflict in Uganda, resettlement of child soldiers, psychosocial capacity building in areas affected by armed conflict.

Courses include: Research Methods; Child and Adolescent Development; Expanding the Practice of School Social Work in Public Schools

Children and Families Affected by Armed Conflict

Corbin, J. N. (2008). Returning home: Resettlement experiences of formerly abducted children in northern Uganda. Disasters (Online Early Articles), 316-335.

Corbin, J. N. & Miller, J. (In press). Collaborative psychosocial capacity building in northern Uganda. Families in Society.

Corbin, J. N. (2007). Non-western approaches to healing children and families affected by armed conflict: Implications for western practice. Unpublished manuscript.

Social Work in Public Schools

Corbin, J.N. (2005). Expanding the practice of clinical work. In J. M. Daley, & C. W. LeCroy, (Eds.), Case studies in child, adolescent, and family treatment, (pp. 170-176). Belmont, CA: Brooks-Cole.

Corbin, J. N. (2005). Increasing opportunities for school social work practice resulting from comprehensive school reform. Children & Schools, 27(4), 239-246.

Corbin J. N. (2001). Addressing school violence: Using the framework of group psychotherapy to explore the impact of the School Development Program on school violence. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 71(2), 243-258.

Geographic focus: Uganda