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Larry Applewhite

Dr. Applewhite

Larry Applewhite, Ph.D., LCSW,
Clinical Associate Professor

Office:  AMEDD Center & School
Building 2840 Room 031-8
Phone:  210-221-6169
Fax:  210-221-6354


Ph.D,   The Catholic University of America

MSW from The University of Texas

Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Maryland

Dr. Larry Applewhite served 24 years in the Army as a Social Work Officer with a wide-range of clinical, administrative, and teaching experience.  His most recent military experience was providing direct clinical services to Soldiers while deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2006 – January 2008.   Additionally, Dr. Applewhite has served as an adjunct lecturer at the Worden School of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University.  He has written several articles and co-authored book chapters on issues related to social work practice in the military. 

Teaching Courses

SWRK 520 Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SWRK 570 Social Work Intervention with Groups, Communities, and Organizations

SWRK 605 Social Work Groups

SWRK 630 Assessment of Mental Disorders

Selected Publications

Applewhite, L., Keller, N. & Borah, A. (2012). Mental Health Care Used by Soldiers Conducting Conterinsurgency Operations. Military Medicine. Vol. 177, 501-506.

Arincorayan, D., Applewhite, L. & Robichaux, R. (2010). Family Advocacy: A Program to Support an Expeditionary Army. The Army Medical Department Journal. Jul/Sep, 37-42.

Applewhite, L. & Arincorayan, D. (2009). Provider Resilience: The Challange for Behavioral Health Providers Assigned to Brigade Combat Teams. The Army Medical Department Journal. Apr/Jun, 24-30.

Applewehite, L. & Zierhoffer, D. (1999).  Tattoos:  Attitudes and beliefs among enlisted medical personnel.  US Army Medical Department Journal, Apr/Jun, 7-13.

Applewhite, L., Morris, R. & Hamlin, E. (1998).  Beliefs about domestic violence among AMEDD personnel:  An update.  US Army Medical Department Journal, Jan/Feb, 11-16.

Applewhite, L. & Dickens, C. (1997).  Coping with terrorism:  The OPM-SANG experience.  Military Medicine, 162, 240-243.

Applewhite, L. & Mays, R. (1996).  Parent-child separation:  A comparison of maternally and paternally separated children in military families.  Child and Adolescent Social Work Jornal, 13 (1), 23-39.

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