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Cynthia C. McCrea, MSW, LSW


  • Ph.D.  Coursework (ABD) – School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dissertation Chairs:  Valire Carr-Copeland, Ph.D. & Gary Koeske, Ph.D.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) (2000) – PennsylvaniaState Board of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) (2000) – School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Concentration:  Direct Practice, Child Welfare Education for Leadership Program Advisor:  Helen Cahalane, Ph. D., ACSW
  • Bachelor of Sciences (BS) (1996) – ClarionUniversity of Pennsylvania, Major:  Rehabilitative Sciences, Concentration:  Substance Abuse


  • Reviewing mental health and substance abuse treatment in the U.S. corrections system at the local level, emphasizing social control and social bond theories to discuss the importance of services at this level
  • Analysis of literature in professional social work journals to examine whether the profession has identified the corrections field as an area of growth and specialization for social work practice.


  • Litschge, C.M., Vaughn, M.G., & McCrea, C.  (2009).  The empirical status of treatments for children and youth with conduct problems:  An overview of meta-analytic studies.  Research on Social Work Practice, 20(1), 21 – 35.


  • Guest Lecturer for Human Services & Nursing Courses (2000 – Present)
    • University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
    • Robert Morris University, School of Nursing
    • Clarion University, Sociology & Rehabilitative Sciences
    • Indiana University, Professional Counseling
  • Evaluator (2012 – 2015) – Armstrong/Indiana/Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission
    • Principal evaluator for Grant Award, D04RH23557-01-00 for Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program.  Topic:  The combination of Nurse Navigation and Peer Recovery Support for those with a primary substance use disorder diagnosis
      • Findings related to this grant were posted on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices and have been submitted for publication to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Non-Profit Board Membership (2010 – Present) – Armstrong County Community Action
  • Early Childhood Literacy Volunteer (2006- 2010) – Armstrong Co. Community Foundation
    • Assisting in coordination of book distribution and parent education
  • Research Assistant (2006) – University of PittsburghCenter for Race & Social Problems
    • Summer Fellowship – Assisted in data collection and analysis of minority business enterprise contracting in public universities
  • Field Education Supervisor (2000 – Present) – Clarion University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; Geneva College
    • Supervision of Rehabilitative Sciences, Social Work, and Psychology majors through Clarion County Children and Youth Services and ARC Manor


Last Updated 9/3/22