kareen tonsing

 Kareen Tonsing

Kareen N. Tonsing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

531 Varner Hall




Research interests

Immigration, Children and Family Welfare, Mental Health, Family Violence


Selected Publications

Tonsing, K. N. (2014). Acculturation and adaptation of first and second generation South Asians in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare. Doi:10.1111/ijsw.12079

Tonsing, K.N. (2014). Psychometric properties and validation of Nepali version of the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS21). Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 8, 63-66.

Tonsing, K.N. (2013). Predictors of psychological adaptation of South Asian immigrants in Hong Kong. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 37(2), 238-248.

Tonsing, K.N., Zimet, G.D., Tse, S. (2012). Assessing social support among South Asians: The multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 5 (2), 164-168.

Tse, S, Ng. R, Tonsing, K, & Maosheng, R. (2012). Families and family therapy in Hong Kong. International Review of Psychiatry, 24 (2), 115-120.


Teaching Areas

SW210 Introduction to Social Work

SW310 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

SW311 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II