Beverly J. Buckles, DSW | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University

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

  • Doctor of Social Welfare - Adelphi University, 1989
  • Master of Social Work - Eastern Washington University, 1983

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • 2014. Buckles, B. Ryan, J. Black, J.  Southern Regional Partnership: Core Competencies Project.

Recent Presentations

  • 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.
  • B. Buckles, "A Partnership in Capacity Building and Service", ADRA Inter-American Division, November.  
  • B. Buckles, “International Behavioral Health Trauma Team Suicide Epidemic Response”, LLU University Board, May.
  • B. Buckles, K. Freeman, E. Karas. "Mentoring Civil War Survivors Toward Community Resiliency and Recovery from Trauma", Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. November.
  • B. Buckles, "Plenary: Best Practices for International Behavioral Health Interventions", Trauma and Resilience Conference: Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies, Berlin, July.
  • B. Buckles, "The Nature and Experience of Depression: Social and Gender Difference", Part of Series-Mental Health and the Church, Adventist Health Ministries, 2nd World Global Health Conference, Geneva, July.
  • B. Buckles, A. Arechiga, W. Baker, D. Vermeersch, K. Freeman, V. Jackson. "Developing Self-Care through Resiliency Building Techniques", Adventist Health Ministries, 2nd World Global Health Conference, Geneva, July.
  • B. Buckles, Baccalaureate Presentation, Osaka Jikei College, April.