Andridia V. Mapson, Ph.D.
Phone# (202) 806-7318
Specialties: Forensic Social Work, Mental Health, and Clinical Practitioner.
Classes Taught: Direct Social Work Practice and Social Work in Mental Health Settings.
Dr. Mapson is an assistant professor at Howard University School of Social Work. She hails from Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.A. in psychology and MSW from Clark Atlanta University. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work. Dr. Mapson has conducted research and published in the areas of mental health and criminal justice. She teaches Direct Social Work Practice and Social Work in Mental Health Settings.
Prior to joining the faculty at Howard University in 2008, she worked in adult and juvenile detention centers in the Los Angeles and Washington, DC metro area providing individual and group therapy along with crisis intervention. Dr. Mapson has also worked in a psychiatric hospital, law firm, and HIV/AIDS organization. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Wodarski, J. & Mapson, A.V. (in press). A differential analysis of criminal behavior among African American and Caucasian female juvenile delinquents. Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Farrouki, L., & Mapson, A.V. (2007). The effectiveness of court-mandated treatment on recidivism among juvenile offenders. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 4(1/2), 79-95.
Mapson, A. (2005). Hanging on by a thread: Mentally ill female offenders involved in the juvenile justice system. Journal of Evidence- Based Social Work, 2(3/4), 85-95.
Farrouki, L. & Mapson, A.V. (2007). The effectiveness of court-mandated treatment on recidivism among juvenile offenders. In C.N. Dulmus, E.D. Building excellence: The rewards and challenges of integrating research into the undergraduate curriculum, p.79-95. New York, NY: Haworth Press.
Mapson, A. (2005). Hanging on by a thread: Mentally ill female offenders involved in the juvenile justice system. In L.A. Rapp-Paglicci, E.D. Juvenile offenders and mental illness: I know why the caged bird cries, p.85-95. New York, NY: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press.