Psychoanalysis + Social Work Through History

References Adkins. T., Fonagy, P. & Lutyen, P. (2018). Development and preliminary evaluation of Family Minds: A mentalization-based psychoeducation program for foster parents. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 27(8), 2519-2532. González, M.J. & Gelman, C.R. (2015). Clinical social work practice in the twenty-first century: A changing landscape. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(3), 257. Fonagy, P.,… Read more »

Welcome to Anna Wasim, LMSW, our new Research Coordinator!


  We recently sat down with Anna Wasim, LMSW, one of three new staff members, to learn a little bit more about her! Anna is our Research Coordinator for the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project. Her scholarship focuses on emerging practice models that enhance the safety and wellbeing of families using trauma-informed approaches. We are so… Read more »

Welcome to Kaitlyn Doerge, MSSW, our new Research Coordinator!


We recently sat down with Kaitlyn Doerge, MSSW, one of three new staff members, to learn a little bit more about her! Kaitlyn is a Research Coordinator for several TXICFW-related projects, including Safe Babies. She is passionate about child maltreatment prevention and improving outcomes for children and families involved with the child welfare system. Kaitlyn… Read more »

Introducing The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy

By Allie Long & Kate McKerlie The Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing is excited to announce the creation of the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy, funded through a generous endowment by Sue Fairbanks and directed by Dr. Tina Adkins. Tina Adkins, a Research Assistant Professor at TXICFW, has seen first-hand how incredibly important caregivers… Read more »

How to Make Effective Cultural Adaptations to Evidence-based Interventions

By Rubén Parra-Cardona, PhD, Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, UT Austin Important To Know: Evidence-based interventions not originally developed for underserved populations often need to be adapted to reflect the culture of the people you intend to serve. The cultural adaptation process includes attention to many dimensions of culture and involves active co-leadership… Read more »