Beverly Buckles, DSW

Dean, School of Behavioral Health
Chair, Department of Social Work and Social Ecology
Professor, Social Work and Social Ecology

Contact Information

Phone 909-379-7572
Fax 909-379-7594

Department of Social Work and Social Ecology, Office 119
Loma Linda University
1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA  92408

Degrees and Certifications

  • DSW, Social Work - Adelphi University, 1989
  • MSW, Social Work - Eastern Washington University, 1983

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • 2015. Buckles, B. (with E. Karas) Research Best Practices for International Environments, in Karas, E., Building Resilience in Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models, Routledge, London.


  • B. Buckles (2016, November). Community Resiliency Skills Dissemination: Delivery of Effective Community-Based Mental Health Services. Presented at the 5th Annual Mental Health Conference: Strengthening Foundations in Psychosocial Support, Bo City, Sierra Leone.
  • B. Buckles, D. Gaede, Elizabeth Tomenko. "Expanding Post-Ebola Resiliency and Recovery through Faith Communities", Christian Connections for International Health, Johns Hopkins University, June, 2016.
  • K. Freeman, B. Buckles, F. Miller. "Community Resiliency Training for Filipino Social Workers and Volunteers Following Typhoon Yolanda", Council on Social Work Education, APM, Denver, Colorado, October, 2015.
  • B. Buckles, A. Arechiga. "The Community Resiliency Model: A Research Informed Practice for Working with Patients Experiencing Trauma and Chronic Pain", Loma Linda University – RONI, 2nd Annual Pain Symposium. Loma Linda, CA, June 7, 2015.