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DeShay Thomas

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Graduate Assistant/Associate, ICOURSE Campus, Mailcode 3920
Grad Service Assistant
Student Worker, ICOURSE Campus, Mailcode 3920
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Graduate Student
Social Work
Watts Col of Pub Ser & Com Sol

Biography

De’Shay Thomas is a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work, College of Public Service & Community Solutions at Arizona State University. She received a BSW at San Diego State University and her MSW at California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Ms. Thomas was a pre-doctoral scholar in a NIH supported program called University of Michigan Social Work/Nursing Bridges to the Ph.D. Program, which provided support for underrepresented students to transition into a Ph.D. program in the behavioral health sciences. Her current research interests are mental health disparities, mental health-seeking, and intersectional forms of discrimination, social support and recovery in LGBTQ+, ethnic/racial, and mental health communities. As an educator, Ms. Thomas explores how mental health services and intersectional systems of power influence mental well-being, informing the way people navigate their social environments. She encourages students to be active participants in the learning process to prepare for clinical mental health practice in ethnic/racial and LGBTQ+  communities.

Education

M.S.W. - California State University, Los Angeles

B.S.W. - San Diego State University 

Research Interests

 

  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Mental Health Disabilities
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Mental Health-Seeking, Social Support, and Recovery
  • Intersectionality (Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Mental Health Status)
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 180Intro to LGBT Studies
SWU 303Micro Human Behav Social Envir
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
SWG 558Intro Behavioral Hlth Services
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
SWU 461LGBTQ Issues
SWG 561LGBTQ Issues
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 306Ethics in Social Services
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
SWG 558Intro Behavioral Hlth Services
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 320Research Methods in Social Wk
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
SWG 558Intro Behavioral Hlth Services
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 533Diversity/Oppression/Soc Work
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 461LGBTQ Issues
SWG 519Research Methods/Social Work
SWG 561LGBTQ Issues
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 303Micro Human Behav Social Envir
SWU 458Behavioral Health Services
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 171Introduction to Social Work
SWU 303Micro Human Behav Social Envir
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 514Bridge Seminar I