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Joseph F. Walsh, Ph.D., LCSW


Email: jwalsh@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-8208


Ph.D., Ohio State University

M.S.W., Ohio State University

Joseph Walsh, Ph.D. is in his 25th year at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. His area of academic specialty, and that on which he focuses his scholarship is clinical social work practice, particularly with clients who have severe mental disorders and personality disorders. Walsh teaches a variety of courses at the bachelor and master levels.

Prior to joining the faculty at VCU, Walsh was a full-time clinical social worker at several community services boards in Ohio. He is currently a member of the Virginia Board of Social Work.


Selected publications

Corcoran, J., & Walsh, J. (2016). Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford.

Walsh, J. (2015). Theories for direct social work practice (3rd. ed). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Walsh, J. (2017). Schizotypal personality disorder: A clinical social work perspective. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(1), 67-78.

Walsh, J. (2017). The appropriateness of physical contact with clients who have schizophrenia. Social Work in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2017.1304497.

Walsh, J. (2017). “Oh, don’t get your hopes up about that. He’ll never be the same”. Social Work with Groups, 40(1-2), 77-80.