Denise   A.  Longoria

Assistant Professor  

Dr. Denise A. Longoria

Denise A. Longoria is an assistant professor of social work at UTRGV. She holds an MSSW from University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Social work education
    • Working with older adults
    • Mental health
    • Family violence issues
  • Education

    • PhD, Education Specialization: Professional Studies, Capella University, 2010
    • MSSW, Social Work, The University of Texas - Austin, 1992
    • BA, Psychology/Spanish, The University of Texas - Austin, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    SOCW 6399 90L - SW SpTop:Domestic Viol in Soc:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SOCW 4321 90L - Domestic Violence in Society:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Denise Longoria and John Gonzalez. "The need for social workers along the South Texas border: Meeting the need through distance education," San Juan, Puerto Rico: HETS Online Journal VII, no. Spring 2017 (May 2017): 44-60.

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Annjanette Gonzales. "Older Mexican Americans’ help seeking behavior: The influence of the family regarding mental health service utilization," Cypress, Texas: . Global Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 1, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 1-11.

  • Denise Longoria and Maria de Lourdes Martinez-Aviles. "Working through Challenges and Solutions Encountered in a Social Work Distance Education Program. ," San Juan: Hispanic Educational Technology Services III, no. Spring 2014 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014).

  • Denise Longoria and Hector Diaz. "Best practices in professional distance education: A hybrid social work distance education program in South Texas ," San Juan, Puerto Rico: HETS Online Journal. (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012).

  • Denise Longoria. Development and maintenance of BSW Program Newsletter. 2004.

  • Denise Longoria. Manuscript Review – Armour, M., Bain, B. & Rubio, R. (2006). Educating for cultural competence in field education: Tools for training field instructors. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 2004.

  • Denise Longoria. Book Review – Collins, Jordan & Coleman An Introduction to Family Social Work.. Belmont, CA: : Brooks/Cole., March 2004.

  • Denise Longoria. Development of Field Instructor’s Manual. 2000.

  • John Gonzalez, Steven Applewhite, Marissa Hansen, Denise Longoria, and Elizabeth Silva. "Older Mexican Americans: Perspectives on motivational factors in contributing and completing outpatient mental health treatment," Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work .

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Annjanette Gonzales. " Older Mexican Americans’ help seeking behavior: The influence of the family regarding mental health service utilization," National Association of Hispanic and Latinos International Conference Monograph Series, .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • John Gonzalez. Older Mexican-Americans help seeking behaviors: The influence of the family and social network regarding health care utilization, Center for Health Disparities and Biomedical Research, $5,000.00 (April 15, 2016 - August 31, 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Leyla Feize. "Older Mexican Americans: Role of the Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," Research Symposium, School of Medicine UTRGV, Edinburg, Texas (August 2017)

  • Denise Longoria. "Ethics: Making the "Right " Decision," Staff Training, Communities in Schools - Laredo, Laredo, Texas (August 2017)

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Annjanette Gonzales. "Mexican Americans: Role of Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Texas Society for Alcoholism Research, School of Medicine, UTRGV (February 2017)

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Annjanette Gonzales. "Mexican Americans: Role of Family and Mental Health Service Utilization.” ," International Research Conference, the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • Denise Longoria. "Stress Management," Laredo ISD/United ISD School Nurses In-Service, Area Health Education Center, Laredo, Texas (August 2016)

  • Denise Longoria. "Stress Management," Laredo ISD Staff Development Workshop, Area Health Education Center, Laredo, Texas (February 2015)

  • Denise Longoria. "Stress Management," Laredo ISD Staff Development Workshop, Area Health Education Center, Laredo, Texas (January 2014)

  • Denise Longoria and Maria Martinez-Aviles. "Social Work Distance Education Program: Challenges and Solutions," Hispanic Educational Technology Services Best Practices Showcase, Hispanic Educational Technology Services, San Juan, Puerto Rico (January 2014)

  • Denise Longoria. "Ethical Decision Making for Case Workers," Communities in Schools, Laredo -Staff Inservice, Communities in Schools, Laredo, Laredo, Texas (October 2013)

  • Denise Longoria. "Ethical Decision Making for Case Workers," Communities in Schools, Laredo -Staff Inservice, Communities in Schools, Laredo, Laredo, Texas (October 2013)

Current Courses

SOCW 6399 90L - SW SpTop:Domestic Viol in Soc:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SOCW 4321 90L - Domestic Violence in Society:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses