kareen tonsing

 Kareen Tonsing

Kareen N. Tonsing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

531 Varner Hall

(248)370-2756

kareentonsing@oakland.edu

 

Research interests

Immigration, Children and Family, Mental Health, Family Violence

Selected Publications

Tonsing, K.N. (2018). A Review of Mental Health Literacy in Singapore. Social Work in Health Care, 57(1), 27-47.

Tonsing, K.N. (2018). Instructor immediacy and statistics anxiety in social work undergraduate students. Social Work Education, 37(2):223-233.

Tonsing, K.N. & Vungkhanching, M. (2018). Assessing psychological distress in cancer patients: The use of Distress Thermometer in an outpatient hematology treatment center. Social Work in Health Care, 57(2): 126-136.

Tonsing, K.N. & Ow, R. (2018). Quality of Life, Self-Esteem, and Future Expectations of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Health & Social Work, 43(1), 15-21.

Tonsing, J.C. & Tonsing, K.N. (2017). Understanding the role of patriarchal ideology in intimate partner violence among South Asian women in Hong Kong. International Social Work. doi: 10.1177/0020872817712566.

Vungkhanching, M. & Tonsing, K.N. (2016). Social Workers’ Perceived Role Clarity as Members of Interdisciplinary Team in Brain Injury Settings. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 15(3-4), 370-384.

Vungkhanching, M., Tonsing, J.C., & Tonsing, K.N. (2016). Psychological distress, coping and perceived social support in social work students. British Journal of Social Work, 47(7), 1999-2013.

Tonsing, K.N., Tse, S., & Tonsing, J.C. (2016). Acculturation, perceived discrimination, and psychological distress: Experiences of South Asians in Hong Kong. Transcultural Psychiatry, 53(1), 124-144.

Tonsing, K. N. (2014). Acculturation and adaptation of first and second generation South Asians in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare, 23(4), 410-420.

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.

 

Courses Taught

SW 210 Introduction to Social Work

SW 310 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

SW 311 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

SW 3102 Foundations for Multicultural Social Work

SW 4103 Social Work Practice I

SOC 2010 Introduction to Methods of Social Research