Jerry Floersch, Ph.D., LCSW

Jerry E. Floersch, Ph.D., LCSW

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Social Work
390 George St
Sixth Floor
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
E-mail:
jfloersch@ssw.rutgers.edu
Office: 848-932-8476


Education

1998 Ph.D., University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (SSA).
1977 M.S.W., University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare.
1976 B.S.W., Washburn University, Social Work.

Academic/Research Appointments

2010- Director, DSW
2009- Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work
2005-2009 Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, MSASS
1999-2005 Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS).
1998 Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of North Texas.
1996 Lecturer. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Sociology.
1990-1992 Lecturer. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Sociology.
1984-1985 Lecturer. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Sociology.
1983-1984 Lecturer. Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas.
1979-1981 Research Assistant. Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas. National Institute of Aging Research Project. Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Michael Crawford and Dr. John Janzen.

Fellowships, Awards, and Scholarships


2004 CWRU, Glennan Fellows Award (university wide teaching and scholarship award)
2002 Outstanding Teacher Award, Alumni Association, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
1997 Sara Jane Lind Dissertation Award.
1994-1996 Scholarship and Stipend, University of Chicago.
1986 Johnson County Mental Health Board Personal Dedication Award.
1980 The Newberry Library Summer Research Institute Fellow. Chicago, Illinois.

Funded Research

2008-2010 J. Floersch, Principal Investigator. “College Student Use of Mental Health Services and Psychiatric Medication.” CWRU Presidential Research Initiative award. Co- investigators, Eileen Anderson-Fye, (anthropology) and Jes Sellers (University Counseling Center). ($75,000). For video description, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66YNn_gK5Rc

2007-2008 J. Floersch. Principal Investigator. MSASS Podcast Project. Mandel Foundation Grant. ($15,000). For description, see
http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2007/12/13/saspodcasts
To access the podcasts, go to, http://blog.case.edu/msasspodcastproject/index.html

2004-2009 J. Floersch,
Principal Investigator. "Youth Subjective Experience of Psychotropic Treatment." NIMH (KO8) Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, (MH068584-01A1) May 2004. ($696,566).

2006-2008 J. Hoy, & Jerry Floersch. “Outcomes & Incomes: Measuring Mental Health Recovery in a Medical Model World.” Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) Dissertation Grant Award ($11,144). Dissertation Chair, Jerry Floersch.

2000-2003 J. Floersch, Principal Investigator. Ohio Department of Mental Health. “Recovery Training Implementation Study.” Grant # 021150. ($120,000). Final Report submitted February 14th, 2004.

Books

Longhofer, J., Floersch, J., & Hoy, J. (2013) Qualitative methods for practice: Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Longhofer, J., Kubek, P., Floersch, J. (2010).
On being and having a case manager: A relational approach to recovery in mental health. New York: Columbia University Press.
Floersch, J. (2002).
Meds, money,and manners: The case management of severe mental illness. New York: Columbia University Press.

Guest Editor, Special Issue

Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., & Suskewciz, J. (2014) Special issue on the use of ethnography in social work research. Qualitative Social Work, 13(1).

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Published online before print, November 20, doi:10.1177/1473325013510545.


































                                                                              Book Chapters

                                                                                  • (Ed), Realist Methodology (SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods series) Volume 3, (pp. 179-194). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


                                                                                        Invited Commentaries, Book Review Essays, Encyclopedia entries, Editorials













                                                                                                              Research Reports (published)






                                                                                                                    Invited Qualitative Methods Workshops

                                                                                                                    2011. Floersch, J. Integrating ATLAS.ti with Data Management Software. Society For Social Work Research Annual Meeting. (January)

                                                                                                                    2010. Floersch, J. Qualitative Research Methods. Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. (May) .

                                                                                                                    2009. Floersch, J. Introduction to Atlas.ti and Qualitative Research. University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Doctoral Program. (February).

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. & Townsend, L. “How to Conduct Qualitative Research in Mixed-Method Research.”Institute for Advanced Social Work Research (IASWR) Summer Methods Workshops. June 9-10. For workshop agenda and evaluation see,
                                                                                                                    http://msass.case.edu/faculty/jfloersch/Workshop.html


                                                                                                                    Organized Conference Sessions

                                                                                                                    2013. Floersch, J. (organizer) “Invited Workshop: Journal Editors’ Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research.” Society for Social Work and Research. San Diego. January

                                                                                                                    2012. Floersch, J. (organizer) “Invited Workshop: Journal Editors’ Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research.” Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C. January

                                                                                                                    2001. Floersch, J. “Mental Health and the Role of Media.” 25
                                                                                                                    th International Cleveland Film Society Mental Health Forum (March), sponsored by the Woodruff Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

                                                                                                                    1999. Floersch, J. “The Use of Social Work Case Records to Write History: A Methodological Inquiry.” Social Science History Association, Ft. Worth, Tx. (Nov. 1999)




                                                                                                                    Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations

                                                                                                                    2013. Floersch J. (chair and paper) “Case Studies and Research: Opening a Conversation.” American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Durham, North Carolina (March)
                                                                                                                    2012. Floersch, J. (Discussant) “Mining the Gaps: Using Ethnographic Methods to study the Interface of Policy, Administration, and Clinical Social Work Practice.” Washington, D.C. January.

                                                                                                                    2012. Longhofer, J. & Floersch J. “A Relationship Approach to Recovery in Mental Health: A Qualitative Analysis” Oral Presentation. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C. January

                                                                                                                    2011. Anderson-Fye, E., & Floersch, J. “New Normal: Psychiatric Medication Usage on College Campuses.” Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada.

                                                                                                                    2011. Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. “Knowledge-Practice Gaps: Foster Youth Psychiatric Medication Use. Oral Presentation. European Conference on Social Work Research. Oxford, UK. March.

                                                                                                                    2011. Floersch, J. Longhofer, J. “Being and Doing in SW Intervention: The Psychodynamics of Case Management.” Oral Presentation. American Association for Psychoanalytic Clinical Social Work, Marina del Ray, Cal. March.

                                                                                                                    2011. Kranke, D., Floersch, J., Anderson-Fye, E., & Townsend, L. “Stigma Experience Among College Students Prescribed Psychiatric Medication.” Poster Presentation. Society for Social Work Research. Tampa, Fl. January.

                                                                                                                    2011. Kranke, D., Floersch, J. “Self-stigma Narratives Among Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Medications.” Oral Presentation. Society for Social Work Research. Tampa, Fl. January.

                                                                                                                    2010. Clochesy, J., Hickman, R, Gittner, L, Carten, C., & Floersch, J. “Wait, Won’t, Want: Barriers to Health Care as Perceived by Medically and Socially Disenfranchised Communities.” Oral Presentation. American Public Health Association Meetings. Denver, CO. November.

                                                                                                                    2010. Smith, V., & Floersch, J. “The Role of Parents in Facilitating Mental Health Treatment for Their Adolescents.” Oral Presentation. Society for Social Work Research. San Francisco, CA., January.

                                                                                                                    2009. Anderson-Fye, E., & Floersch, J. “I want to feel normal…but not neutral”: College Students’ experiences of psychiatric medication usage and desire for the “just right” amount of emotion.”
                                                                                                                    American Anthropological Association, annual meetings, Philadelphia.

                                                                                                                    2009. Kranke, D., Floersch, J. & Townsend, L. “Stigma Experience Among Adolescents Prescribed Psychiatric Medications.” Oral Presentation. Society for Social Work Research. New Orleans, LA., January.

                                                                                                                    2009. Floersch, J. & Kranke, D. “Adolescent Gender Differences in Psychotropic Treatment Experience.” Oral Presentation. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA., January.

                                                                                                                    2009. Townsend, L., Floersch, J., Kranke, D., Findling, R. “Ethnicity Differences in Family Attitudes toward Psychiatric Medication.” Poster Presentation. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA., January.

                                                                                                                    2009. Tracy, E., Munson, M, Peterson, L., & Floersch, J. “Views of Social Support: Perspectives of Women in Substance Abuse Treatment.” Poster Presentation. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA., January.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. “Adolescent Understanding of Psychiatric Medication Compliance.” Oral Presentation. Annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November.

                                                                                                                    2008. Townsend, L., Floersch, J., & Findling, R. “The Drug Attitude Inventory in Adolescents: Factor Structure and Association with Adherence.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) in Chicago, IL, October-November.

                                                                                                                    2007. Floersch, J., Townsend, L., Munson, M., Kranke, D., Winbush, V., Jenkins, J.H., & Findling, R. “Adolescent Experience of Psychotropic Treatment.” 54th annual meetings of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Oral presentation, Boston, MA., October.

                                                                                                                    2007. Townsend, L., & Floersch J. “Parental attitudes toward adolescent psychotropic treatment.” Society for Social Work Research. San Francisco, January.

                                                                                                                    2007. J. Floersch. “Adolescent Subjective Experience of Psychotropic Treatment.” Society for Social Work Research. San Francisco, January.

                                                                                                                    2005. J. Floersch. “Social Work as Qualitative Inquiry: Praxis, Paradox, and Parable.” 1st International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign, Il., May.

                                                                                                                    2005. J. Floersch. “A Qualitative Study of Mental Health Recovery, Problem-solving and Caregiving Relationships.” Society for Social Work Research, Miami Florida. January.

                                                                                                                    2002. J. Longhofer, J. Floersch, & J. Jenkins. “Medication and Case Management in a Community Support Service Program,” Society for Social Work Research, San Diego, California, January.

                                                                                                                    2001. J. Floersch. “Reading the Case Record: The Use of Ethnography in Social Work,” Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, Georgia, January.

                                                                                                                    1999. J. Floersch. “A Comparative Study of Social Worker’s Oral and Written Narratives,” Social Science History Association, Ft. Worth, Tx., November.

                                                                                                                    1999. J. Floersch. “Meds, Money, & Manners: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Case Managers. Society for Social Work and Research, Austin, Tx., January.

                                                                                                                    1999. J. Floersch. “Ethnography of Social Work Oral Narratives: A Case For Applied Anthropology. Society for Applied Anthropology, Tucson, Az., April.

                                                                                                                    1996. J. Floersch. “Social Work and Deinstitutionalization: The Policy and Practice of Relocating Diseased Bodies.” Social Science History Association, 21st annual meeting, New Orleans, November.

                                                                                                                    1995. J. Floersch. “From Cradle to Grave: A Comparative Study of Nursing Home Use.” Social Science History Association, 20th annual meeting, Chicago, Il., November.

                                                                                                                    1993. J. Floersch. "The Social Construction of Suicide: Meaning, Discourse, and Resistance." American Anthropological Association, 92nd annual meeting, Washington, D.C., November.

                                                                                                                    Invited Presentations

                                                                                                                    2013. Longhofer, J., & Floersch, J. Fact/value )epistemology. Islandwood Conference: Social Work’s Grand Challenges. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

                                                                                                                    2012. Longhofer, J., & Floersch, J. The fact/value controversy. Islandwood Conference: Social Work’s Grand Challenges. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

                                                                                                                    2012. Floersch, J. Growing up on Psychiatric Medication. Continuing Education Annual January Health Conference, “Changing Times, Changing Students, Changing Student Response”. January 10th. Rutgers University.

                                                                                                                    2011. Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. Coming crisis in social work?: Some thoughts on social work and science. Shaping a Science of Social Work, Univeristy of Southern California, School of Social Work (Invited presentation) May.

                                                                                                                    2009. Floersch, J. “Out of the Clinic and into the Medicine Cabinet: Social Work in a Psychopharmacological Environment.” Special Symposium, “Off the Couch and Out of the Clinic: Innovations in Research on the Therapeutic Relationship in Community-Based Settings,” sponsored by the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, in honor of SSA’s Centennial celebration. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA., January.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. & Anderson-Fye, E. “College Student Use of Psychiatric Medication.” Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, September.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. “Out of Clinic and into the Medicine Cabinet: Social Work in a Psychopharmacological Environment.” New Directions in Policy-Relevant Research on Adolescence: Perspectives from Psychological Anthropology. Sponsored by Schubert Center for Child Studies, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, November.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. “Thematic, Grounded Theory, and Narrative Methods.” PhD. Seminar lecture series, University of Chicago, SSA, Chicago, Il., November.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. “Social Work in a Psychopharmacological Environment.” Denver University School of Social Work. Denver, Co., November.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. "The Psychosocial and Sociocultural Dimensions of Prescribing Psychiatric Medication to Adolescents." CWRU Center for Policy Studies, Cleveland, Ohio, April.

                                                                                                                    2008. Floersch, J. & Longhofer, J. “The Therapist and Psychotropic Treatment for Adolescents: Toward a Collaboration with Families and Providers.” Jewish Family Services, Akron, Ohio, May.

                                                                                                                    2007. Floersch, J. “Use of grounded theory to study adolescent experience of psychiatric medication.” University of Oslo, Section of Medical Anthropology, Institute of Social Medicine. Oslo, Norway. August.

                                                                                                                    2007. Floersch, J. “Adolescent subjective experience of psychotropic treatment.” Advanced Summer Institute, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Conference on Psychopharmacology in a Globalizing World: The Social Lives of Psychiatric Medication, June.

                                                                                                                    2005. Floersch, J. “Youth Subjective Experience of Psychotropic Treatment.” Grand Rounds. MetroHealth Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio. October.

                                                                                                                    2005. Floersch, J. “Using Supervision in Work Settings to Implement Recovery.” Roads to Recovery Conference, sponsored by Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board, Cleveland, Ohio, October.

                                                                                                                    2005. Floersch, J. “Youth Subjective Experience of Psychotropic Treatment.” Grand Rounds. University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, July.

                                                                                                                    2005. Floersch, J. “Mapping Adolescent Psychotropic Treatment.” Columbia University, School of Medicine, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, New York, September.

                                                                                                                    2005. Floersch, J. “K awards for building a research career.” Society for Social Work Research, Miami, Fl., January.

                                                                                                                    2003. Floersch, J. "Realizing the Promise of Community Support Services in the Idea of Mental Health Recovery." Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Office of Program Evaluation and Research, Research Results Briefing, Knowledge to Enhance Quality in Challenging Times, Columbus, Ohio, November.

                                                                                                                    2003. Floersch, J. “Realizing the Promise of Recovery in Practice.” In recognition of May: National Mental Health Month. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board, Cleveland, Ohio, October.

                                                                                                                    2003. Floersch, J. “Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology: Developmental Issues Affecting Medication Management in the Community.” The First National Internet Conference on Social Work & Psychopharmacology, sponsored by the Ittleson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, September.

                                                                                                                    2003. Floersch, J. Meet the Authors. Council on Social Work Education, APM Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb-March.

                                                                                                                    2002. Floersch, J. “Recovery Implementation Training Study: Preliminary Findings,” Ohio Department of Mental Health, Recovery From Concepts to Practice: Practicum in Local Systems, Columbus, Ohio, September.

                                                                                                                    1999. Floersch, J. “Qualitative Methods and Case Records.” Smith College for Social Work, Northampton, MA.. Graduate Studies Seminar Lecture, July.

                                                                                                                    2000. Floersch, J. “The Rise of the Case Manager, Deinstitutionalization, and Case Management.” Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board Education and Training Series, Cleveland, Ohio, February 2000.

                                                                                                                    1999. Floersch, J. “Using Ethnography in Social Work Research.” Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio, October.

                                                                                                                    1996. Floersch, J. “Social Work Practice as an Object of Study.” School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. Invited presentation. , in commemoration of Exploring the Development of Social Work Practice in the Early Twentieth Century the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Charlotte Towle’s Common Human Needs. Chicago, Il, March.

                                                                                                                    Dissertation Chair

                                                                                                                    2011. Hegge, Gloria. “A Grounded Theory Study of Living with Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis.”

                                                                                                                    2009. Kranke, Derrick. “Stigma Experience among Adolescents Prescribed Psychiatric Medication: A Thematic and Narrative Analysis.”

                                                                                                                    2009. Mendenhall, Matt. “Towards a Grounded Theory Explanation of Mental Health Provider-Side Stakeholder Perspectives on Consumer Involvement
                                                                                                                    .”

                                                                                                                    2007. Clute, Mary Ann. “A grounded theory study of the bereavement experience for adults with developmental disabilities following the death of a parent or loved one: Perceptions of
                                                                                                                    bereavement counselors.”

                                                                                                                    2008. Hoy, Janet. “Outcomes and incomes: implementing a mental health recovery measure in a
                                                                                                                    medical model world: An ethnographic study.”

                                                                                                                    2008. Townsend, Lisa. “Mixed Method Study of Adolescent Attitudes toward Psychiatric
                                                                                                                    Medications.”

                                                                                                                    2008. Barker, Stacey. “How social work practitioners understand and utilize spirituality in practice contexts: A grounded theory study.”

                                                                                                                    Professional Associations and Memberships

                                                                                                                    Society for Social Work and Research

                                                                                                                    NASW
                                                                                                                    American Association for Psychoanalysis in clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
                                                                                                                    CSWE


                                                                                                                    Committee and Service Responsibilities

                                                                                                                    Rutgers University


                                                                                                                      Case Western Reserve University
                                                                                                                      • CWRU GLBT Task Force, co-chair, 2007-present
                                                                                                                      • CWRU, President’s Vice President for Diversity, Hiring Committee (2007- present)
                                                                                                                      • CWRU Provost University Steering Committee on Strategic Planning (2007 to present)
                                                                                                                      • Faculty Senate Library Committee (2000-to present)
                                                                                                                      • Faculty Senate (2003-2006)

                                                                                                                      Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
                                                                                                                      • Chair, Curriculum Committee, (2007-2009).
                                                                                                                      • Steering Committee, (2005-2008).
                                                                                                                      • Program Chair, Mental Health Concentration (1999 to 2002; and 2003--2007)
                                                                                                                      • Lead Instructor, Human Behavior over the Life Span (2000 to present)
                                                                                                                      • E-Talk Committee Chair (2004)
                                                                                                                      • MSW Curriculum Committee (2001 to present)
                                                                                                                      • Steering Committee (2005--)
                                                                                                                      • Work & Environment Committee (2000 to 2002)
                                                                                                                      • Library Committee (2000 to 2002)
                                                                                                                      • Foundation Committee (2000 to present)
                                                                                                                      • Faculty, Field, and Student advisory Committee (1999 to present)
                                                                                                                      • Ph.D. Executive Committee (2000 to 2002)
                                                                                                                      • Faculty Advisor, Gay and Lesbian Student Group (1999 to present)
                                                                                                                      • Faculty Advisor, CommUnity Student Council
                                                                                                                      Community
                                                                                                                      • Cuyahoga Community Mental Health Board, Steering Committee, Recovery Training Implementation. (2000- to present)
                                                                                                                      • Cuyahoga Community Mental Health Board, Cultural Diversity Partnership Group. (1999 to present)

                                                                                                                      Service to the Profession

                                                                                                                      Research Committee, Chair. (2011-) American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.

                                                                                                                      Editorial Boards
                                                                                                                      Editorial Executive Committee, Qualitative Social Work (2004 +)
                                                                                                                      Book Review Editor, Qualitative Social Work, 2003-2006.

                                                                                                                      Journal Reviewer

                                                                                                                      Qualitative Social Work
                                                                                                                      Patient Education and Counseling
                                                                                                                      Families in Society
                                                                                                                      Journal of Social Service Research

                                                                                                                      Human Organization
                                                                                                                      Social Service Review
                                                                                                                      Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry
                                                                                                                      Social Science & Medicine

                                                                                                                      Annual Meetings Abstract Reviewer

                                                                                                                      Society for Social Work Research (2004-)

                                                                                                                      Clinical Practice Experience

                                                                                                                      Social Work Practice (Post Master’s Degree)

                                                                                                                      2011- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New Jersey
                                                                                                                      2002-2009 Licensed Independent Social Worker, Ohio.
                                                                                                                      1988-1994 Mental Health Clinician (crisis intervention services). Johnson County Mental Health Center, Mission, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1986-1988 Supervisor of Transitional Living Program (community support services). Johnson County Mental Health Center, Mission, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1981-1986 Mental Health Clinician (crisis intervention services). Johnson County Mental Health Center, Mission, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1987-1989 Practicum Supervisor. M.S.W. supervision for University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1981-1982 Medical Social Worker. Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1977-1979 Drug Abuse Counselor. Drug Abuse Council of Snohomish County,
                                                                                                                      Everett, Washington.

                                                                                                                      Social Work Practice (Pre Master’s Degree)

                                                                                                                      1976 Public Housing Advocate. Crosslines Cooperative Inc., Kansas City, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1974-1976 Drug Abuse Counselor. Community Addictive Treatment Inc., Topeka, KS.
                                                                                                                      1975 Crisis Counselor. HelpLine, Topeka, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1975 Adolescent Counselor. St. Vincent Home for Boys. Topeka, Kansas.
                                                                                                                      1973 Counselor Assistant. Capper Foundation for Disabled Children,
                                                                                                                      Topeka, Kansas.