Romeo   Escobar

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESWOT 1.204
Phone: (956) 665-2179
Email: romeo.escobar@utrgv.edu

Dr. Romeo Escobar

I am married and have 4 adult children whom all graduated from UT Pan American. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for approximately 40 years. I enjoy teaching and imparting my social work experience in the classroom to help students succeed.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Mental Health/Healthcare services and/or issues for Latinos
    • Student success issues for Latinos
    • Attitudes toward End of Life issues within Latinos
    • Multicultural Competency and Diversity in Social Work
    • Substanc Abuse issues within Latino population
  • Education

    • PhD, Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2013
    • MSW, Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1976
    • BA, Psychology, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 1971
  • Currently Teaching

    SOCW 6351 01 - Adv SOCW Pract with Groups:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SOCW 6376 01 - Clinical Practicum I:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SOCW 6377 01 - Clinical Practicum II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • 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.

  • 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, .

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Leyla Feize. "Older Mexican Americans: Role of the Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," Collegedale, Tennessee: Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development .



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)

  • 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)

  • Romeo Escobar and Sudershan Pasupuleti. "Substance Use: Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Effectiveness Studies and Clinician Perspective," Texas Research Society on Alcoholism - 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Edinburg, Texas (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)

  • Romeo Escobar. "Older Mexican Americans: Role of the Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," International Research Forum, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

Current Courses

SOCW 6351 01 - Adv SOCW Pract with Groups:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SOCW 6376 01 - Clinical Practicum I:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SOCW 6377 01 - Clinical Practicum II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses