Judy Havlicek

Educational Background

Judy Havlicek earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle, and her PhD in Social Work from the University of Chicago.  Upon completion of her doctoral training, Dr. Havlicek completed two years of post-doctoral training at the Center for Mental Health Services Research at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Havlicek’s research and scholarship concerns the effectiveness of services that are provided to at-risk and vulnerable adolescents who are served by large systems of care.  She is particularly interested in foster youth who reach the age of majority in the child welfare system, their experiences within and across service systems, and the effectiveness of services in addressing their needs.


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