Johnny S. Kim is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and was a Council on Social Work Education Minority Clinical Fellow. His teaching areas include clinical social work practice, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and school social work.
Dr. Kim's research and scholarship focuses on evaluating school-based interventions, solution-focused brief therapy, quantitative research methods, and evidence-based practice. He is principal investigator on a 5-year federal grant funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Regional Partnership Grant to increase the well-being and improve permanency outcomes for children affected by substance abuse. He is conducting a randomized controlled trial in Oklahoma County on the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for child welfare involved parents in outpatient treatment for substance use disorders.