- Bachelor of Arts, February 1989, Department of Social Work, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
- Master in Social Work, December 1991, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
- Doctor of Philosophy, August 1998, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Hea-Won Kim, MSSW, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Indiana University (Indianapolis). Dr. Kim received her doctorate in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was mentored by Mary Ann Test, the co-developer of ACT. She has served as a trainer/consultant for the ACT Center since 2002 and has involved in many different research projects such as statewide evaluation of implementation of psychiatric rehabilitative services and longitudinal study examining the impacts of psychiatric medications on employment outcomes for peoples with schizophrenia. She has conducted statewide needs assessments with mental health professionals serving people with severe mental illness and with families of consumers. Currently, she is evaluating a provider training program to develop a partnership between consumers, families, and providers. Her research and practice interest focus on evidence-based practices and family’s role in the recovery process for people with severe mental illness.
Dr. Hea-Won Kim received a B.A. from Younsei University, Korea, and her M.S.S.W. and Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches research methods courses and a community-based mental health practice course. Her research interests focus on evidence-based practices and family's role in the recovery process for people with severe mental illness. She also is a consultant of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Center of Indiana, a state-funded technical assistance center for implementation of ACT and other evidence-based practices in the area of severe mental illness.