Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff

Brian L. Kelly, PhD

Title/s: Assistant Professor, Director of the Advanced Accredited Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program

Office #: Lewis Tower 1247

Phone: 312.915.7479

E-mail: bkelly6@luc.edu

CV Link: Brian Kelly CV

Degrees

Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2013

Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2006

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2005

Associate of Science in Recording Arts, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida 1998

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • Social Work Practice with Groups (SOWK 505)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment in Groups (SOWK 724)
  • Integrative Practice Seminar (SWFI 631S)
  • Interprofessional Practice with At-Risk Youth (SOWK 676)
  • Clinical Practice in Addictions (SOWK 723)

Teaching Areas of Interest:

Strengths-based social work practice; Group work; Substance use and treatment; Multiculturalism; Research and evaluation; Social justice and anti-oppressive practice with young people

Research Interests

Historical and current uses of recreational, art, and music-based services in social work and related fields; Strengths-based research and services for young people experiencing homelessness; Qualitative methods with a focus on ethnography and audio and video-based performance ethnography; Interdisciplinary research and alternative forms of data representation, including audio documentary

Professional & Community Affiliations

Council on Social Work Education, Member

International Association for Social Work with Groups, Member

Society for Social Work Research, Member

Executive Committee, Member

Marketing Committee, Chair

Courses Taught

SOWK 676 Interprofessional Practice with At-Risk Youth

SOWK 723 Clinical Practice in Addictions

Selected Publications

  • Kelly, B. L., & Hunter M. J. (in press). Exploring group dynamics in activity-based group work with young people experiencing homelessness. Social Work with Groups.
  • Kelly, B. L., & Doherty, L. (in press). Exploring nondeliberative practice through recreational, art, and music-based activities in social work with groups. Social Work with Groups.
  • Kelly, B. L., & Gates, T. G. (in press). Strengths-based approaches: An interdisciplinary historical account. In J. Edwards, A. Young, & M. J. Barrett (Eds.) Handbook of Strengths-Based Clinical Practices: Finding Common Factors. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kelly, B. L, & Dentato, M. D. (in press). LGBTQ substance abuse treatment and recovery. In A. Goldberg, (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
    • Kelly, B. L. (2015). The invisible classroom: Relationships, neuroscience and mindfulness in school [Review of the book The invisible classroom: Relationships, neuroscience and mindfulness in school, by K. Olson]. Social Work with Groups. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2014.1001939
    • Kelly, B. L. (2015). Group work with adolescents: Principles and practice. [Review of the book Group work with adolescents: Principles and practice, by A. Malekoff]. Groupwork. 24(3), 82-85. doi: 10.1921/14001240305
  • Kelly, B. L. (2015). Using audio documentary to engage young people experiencing homelessness in strengths-based group work. Social Work with Groups, 38(1), 68-86. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2014.931665
  • Singer, J. B. (Producer). (2014, September 22). #92 - Music, positive youth development, and homelessness: Interview with Brian Kelly, Ph.D. [Audio Podcast]. Social Work Podcast. Retrieved from http://www.socialworkpodcast.com/2014/09/brian-kelly.html
  • Episode 136 - Dr. Brian Kelly: Superman in the Smallest Place: Exploring a Music Studio for Young People Experiencing Homelessness. (2014, February 3). inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/podcast/episode.asp?ep=136
  • Gates, T. G., & Kelly, B. L. (2013). LGB cultural phenomena and the social work research enterprise: Towards a strengths-based, culturally anchored methodology. Journal of Homosexuality, 60(1), 1-14. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2013.735939
  • Episode 96 - Dr. Amy Watson and Brian Kelly: Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Preliminary Outcomes and the Role of Environmental Influences. (2012, May 14). Living Proof Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/podcast/episode.asp?ep=96
  • Kelly, B. L. (2011). Queer youth cultures. [Review of the book Queer Youth Cultures, by S. Driver (Ed.)]. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 26(2), 226-227. doi: 10.1177/0886109911405597
  • Kelly, B. L., & Gates, T. G. (2010). Using the strengths perspective in the social work interview with young adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Social Work in Mental Health, 8(5), 421-437. doi: 10.1080/15332981003744438
  • Watson, A. C., Kelly, B. L., & Viladon, T. M. (2009). Examining the meaning attached to mental illness and mental health services among juvenile justice involved youth and their parents. Qualitative Health Research, 19(8), 1087-1099. doi: 10.1177/1049732309341202