The Social Work Podcast

Interview with Kya Conner: Stigma and Social Work

March 15, 2007

Episode 13: Today we're going to be talking with Kya Conner about stigma. Kya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of social work and a masters student in the school of public health. She is a Hartford doctoral fellow and a CSWE minority research fellow. Kya is also a licensed social worker who maintains a part-time private practice. Her doctoral dissertation is called, Mental Health Treatment Seeking among older adults with depression: The impact of stigma and race. In today's interview, Kya defines stigma and discusses implications for research, direct practice and public health.

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