Professor of Social Work
Room: 422 Social Work Building
Current Curriculum Vitae
Monit Cheung, Ph.D., LCSW, is the Mary R. Lewis Endowed Professor in Children & Youth at the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston. Dr. Cheung received her doctoral and master’s degrees in social work and public administration from The Ohio State University and a post-doc Geriatric Education Fellowship from Iowa. She is Director of the Child & Family Center for Innovative Research and Principal Investigator of the Child Welfare Education Project, a state partnership program funded by Title IV-E for training child welfare social workers. She has been a social worker since 1979, a social work educator since 1986, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993, specializing in play therapy, family counseling, geriatric work, child protection, sexual and domestic violence, and incest survivor treatment. Dr. Cheung has also practiced as a consultant trainer for the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department and the Hong Kong Police Force. She has published over 500 articles, books, chapters, and research reports on child protection, parenting issues, child sexual abuse, and creative self-care techniques.
Licenses and Certfications
- Clinical practice with children and adolescents
- Family therapy and transtheoretical practice
- Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Brief Psychodynamic and Solution-Focused Therapy
- Teaching in higher education (Doctoral)
- Travel seminars with a focus on international social work
- Human development
- Single system research
Dr. Cheung's research interests include the assessment and treatment in areas of child sexual abuse, elderly Chinese immigrants and their service needs, immigrant adjustment, child protective service training, creative family therapy, and therapeutic touch, and other clinical social work practices.