- Ph.D., Portland State University
- M.S.W., Portland State University
- M.A., Lewis And Clark College
- B.A., University of Utah
- Boland-Prom, K. and Vogt, A. (under review) Examination of the Behavior of Sanctioned Social Workers. Ethics and Social Welfare.
- Boland-Prom, K. (In press) Chapter 17: Sanctioned Social Workers: Research from Regulatory Boards and Ethics Committees. In J. Marley, Editor, Social work Ethics, Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2009) Results From a National Study of State Licensing Board Actions Against Social Workers. Social Work, 54 (4), 351-360.
- Bye, L., Boland-Prom, K., Tsybikdorzhieva, B., Boldonova, I. (2006). Utilizing Technology to Infuse International Content into Social Work Curriculum: A Siberian Correspondent Model. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 26, 3/4, 41-55.
- Boland-Prom, K. and Anderson, S. (2005). Teaching Ethical Decision-Making Utilizing Dual Relationship Principles as a Case Example. Journal of Social Work Education, 41(3), 495-510.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2004) Control and Social Support Variables During Pregnancy and the Development of Depressive Symptoms During the Postpartum Period. (Doctoral dissertation, Portland State University, 2004).
- Boland-Prom, K. and Winter, C. (1993). Recidivism Study: Preliminary Results. Diversion Program Analysis. WA: Clark County Prosecuting Attorney.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2009, May) Challenging Ethical Dilemmas. Workshop sponsored by the Social Work Department of Governors State University, University Park, IL.
- Zell, M. and Boland-Prom, K. (2008, October) Crossing a Border: Teaching Strategies for Social Work Educators to Ensure the Success of Latino Students. Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2008, May) Report on a National Study of Sanctioned Social Workers: Criminals, Morals, and Discipline Panel Discussion. Paper presented at the Spring Education Meeting of the Association of Social Work Boards, White Fish, Montana.
- Jones, K. and Boland-Prom, K. (2007, October) Legal Issues in Counseling Supervision. American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Central Region Meeting, Mundelein, IL.
- Boland-Prom, K. and Vogt, A. (2006, February) State Licensing Board Actions Against Social Workers: Implications for Social Work Educators. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Chicago, IL.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2005, July) Dual Relationships in Social Work: Moving Beyond Discussion of “Thou Shall Not.” Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers sponsored training, Kenosha, WI.
- Boland-Prom, K., Bethancourt, K., Madvig, M., & Pettit, A. (2005, May). Recovery from Postpartum Depression: Experiences of Mothers and Fathers. Research results presented at the annual conference of Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Madison, WI.
- Boland-Prom, K., Marley, J., Noer, L. & Wall, J. (2005, February). An Accelerated Part-Time MSW Program: A Partnership between a University and a College. Paper presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.
- Boland-Prom, K., Sheehan, S., & Lee, C. (2004, May) Dual Relationships and Social Work Education. Panel discussion at the Annual Conference of Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Milwaukee, WI.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2004, February). Control Variables as Predictors of Postpartum Depression. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Anaheim, CA.
- Boland-Prom, K. (2004, February) Using Blackboard™ in a Practice Class. Electronic poster presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Anaheim, CA.
- Boland-Prom, K., Sheehan, S., & Lee, C. (2004, May) Dual Relationships and Social Work Education. Panel discussion at the annual conference of Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Milwaukee, WI.
- Boland-Prom, K. (1997) Parental Depression and Child Behavioral Outcomes: A Methodological Review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Western Psychological Association, Seattle, WA.
- Boland-Prom, K. (1994) Felony Diversion Programs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Correctional Association, Portland, OR.
- Winters, C., and Boland-Prom, K. (1994) A Pretrial Diversion Program: Client Characteristics, Crime Type, and Re-offense. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
- Boland, K. (1990) Sexual Issues in the Therapeutic Relationship. Presented in a workshop titled: Analyzing the Therapeutic Relationship. Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of Southwest Washington, Vancouver, WA.
- Boland, K., (1990) Sexual Abuse of Clients. Presented in a workshop titled: Client Abuse: Acknowledging the Problem and Helping the Victimized Clients. Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of Southwest Washington, Vancouver, WA.
- 2008–present, Alicia’s House, Volunteer
- 2004–2006, National Association of Social Work, WI. Chapter Chair, Ethics Committee
- 2003–2005, Taylor Home, Racine, WI. Board of Directors
- 1987–1995, Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of Southwest Washington. Founding member. Elected: Training Coordinator (3 years) and member at large
- 1992–1995, Clark County, WA. Domestic Violence Task Force
- Council on Social Work Education
- National Association of Social Workers
- Southern Poverty Law Center
Dr. Boland-Prom is an assistant professor in the Social Work Department of GSU where she teaches human behavior and practice. Dr. Boland-Prom has written articles, a book chapter, and has given numerous presentations on issues related to professional social work ethics. She is also working in the area of postpartum depression.
Dr. Boland-Prom is interested in learning more about the ethical dilemmas and challenges that social workers face. Information about social workers who have been sanctioned by state regulatory boards helps to identify ethical dilemmas and challenges so that professors, social workers, and supervisors can better prepare social work practitioners.
Dr. Boland-Prom received a two-year grant (2009-2011) for two studies on social workers. The research is supported in whole or in part by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation, Inc., a foundation of the Association of Social Work Boards. The grant award supports work on two research projects.
Social Workers Sanctioned by State Regulatory Boards
This research seeks to identify the behavior of social workers that has resulted in sanctions from state regulatory boards from 2000-2009. This builds on an earlier study by Dr. Boland-Prom published in the October 2009 issue of the journal Social Work from the NASW Press. The current study is expected to result in more than 3,000 cases and more states. Results from the current study will add to our understanding of regulatory boards’ practices related to protecting the public and identify challenges in social work practice.
School Social Workers Sanctioned by State Regulatory Boards
This research is designed to identify how state boards of education handle complaints against social workers who are employed in the kindergarten through high schools (K-12); and, what types of complaints are made against school based social workers. The research is designed to provide more information on the challenges that social workers face in K-12 schools.
Dr. Boland-Prom is being assisted with her research project by two Graduate Assistants:
Gowri Shankar Gunaganti is currently a Health Administration studies graduate student at GSU. Mr. Gunaganti holds a post-graduate diploma in Hospital Management from Administrative Staff College of India.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences from the University Of Health Sciences, India. His goal is to do a Ph.D. Program in Health Services Administration.
Julian Reliford is currently a Political and Justice Studies graduate student at GSU. Mr. Reliford holds a bachelor's degree in Corporate Communication from Eastern Illinois University.
He also holds a paralegal certification and an Associate's Degree in Business from Joliet Junior College. His goal is to attend law school, specializing in sports and media entertainment law.