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Christopher G. Mitchell  

Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies and Academic Programs

BA, St. Hyacinth, Granby, MA
MSW, Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore 
MA, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
PhD, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Email: CGM@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 996-4928
Room: 4022, ETMSW

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Christopher G. Mitchell

Professional Interests 

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Adherence 
  • Mental Health Practice 
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
  • Social Work Practice Guidelines and Evidence-based Practice 
  • Social Work Ethics

Current Research

  • DAART+: Integrating HIV Treatment Adherence and Prevention, a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Principal Investigator, funding period: 2003-2006.
  • Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC), a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Co-investigator and Director of Evaluation, funding period: 2002-2005.
  • Perinatal HIV Prevention Project, a project funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Principal Investigator, funding period:  1999-2004.


  • SocW 430 Practice I  
  • SocW 586 Practice III: Mental Health  
  • SocW 587 Practice IV: Mental Health

Practice Experience

Dr. Mitchell has more than 15 years of experience providing assessments and treatment to people with a variety of mental health problems in not-for-profit and publicly funded settings. He has specialized training and experience addressing the mental health needs of persons living with HIV and has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He currently serves as an evaluation consultant to several HIV/AIDS service organizations.

Selected Recent Publications

Mitchell, C.G., & Oltean, A. (2007). Integrating HIV prevention into substance abuse treatment: Current practices and challenges. Substance Use and Misuse, 42, 2173-2182

Bass, M., Linsk, N.L, & Mitchell. C.G. (2007). Training substance abuse counselors about HIV medication adherence. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 6, 139-159.

Mitchell, C.G, Freels, S., Creticos, C., Oltean, A., & Douglas, R. (2007). Preliminary findings of modified directly observed therapy and risk reduction counseling for a population of marginally housed HIV+ persons. AIDS Care, 19, 561-564.

Mitchell, C.G. (2006). A Response to Wong and Wyatt. Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 181-184.

Cook, J., Razzano, L., Linsk, N., Dancy, B., Grey, D., Butler, S., & Mitchell, C.G., et al. (2006). Changes in service delivery following HIV/AIDS education of medical and mental health service providers: Results of a one-year follow-up. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29 , 282-288.

Mitchell, C.G., Perloff, J., McVicker, J., Ebbert, S., Petersen, L., & Oltean, A. (2005). Integrating prevention into residential and community care settings: A multidimensional program evaluation. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17 , Supplement A, 89-101.

Mitchell, C.G., & Linsk, N. (2004). A multidimensional conceptual framework for understanding HIV as a chronic long-term illness. Social Work, 49, 469-477.

Linsk, N.L., & Mitchell, C.G. (2004). Adherence to HIV therapies: Can applied behavior analysis help? In H.E. Briggs and T Rzepnicki, (Ed.). Using Evidence in Social Work Practice: Behavioral Perspectives, Lyceum Books.

Wolf, M.S., Linsk, N.L., Mitchell, C.G., and Schechtman, B. (2004). HIV prevention in practice: An assessment of the public health response of physicians and nurses in the Midwest . Journal of Community Health, 29, 63-73.

Wolf, M.S., & Mitchell C.G. (2002). Preparing social workers to address HIV/AIDS Prevention and detection: Implications for professional training and education. Journal of Community Health, 27, 165-180.

Linsk, N., Mitchell, C.G., Despotes, J., Cook, J., Razzano, L., Grey, D., & Wolf, M. (2002). Evaluating HIV mental health training: Changes in practice and knowledge for social workers and case managers. Health and Social Work, 27, 67-70.

Mitchell, C.G., & Linsk, N. (2001). Prevention for positives: Challenges and opportunities for integrating secondary prevention into HIV case management. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13, 393-402.

Mitchell, C.G. (2001). Factors to consider in making curriculum decisions about treatment guidelines and best practices. Journal of Social Work Education, 37, 465-474.

Mitchell, C.G. (2001). Patient satisfaction with manualized versus standard interventions in a managed care context. Research on Social Work Practice, 11, 473-484.

Mitchell, C.G. (1999). Treating anxiety in a managed care setting: A controlled comparison of medication alone versus medication plus cognitive-behavioral group therapy. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 188-200.

Mitchell, C.G. (1998). Perceptions of empathy and client satisfaction with managed behavioral healthcare. Social Work, 43, 404-411.

Affiliations, Associations & Consultations 

National Association of Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education 
Society for Social Work Research 
American Public Health Association

Editorial Reviews

Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research  
AIDS Education and Prevention
Families in Society