Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background

College of Health & Human Services

Siyon Rhee

Office: Simpson Tower 803
Phone: (323) 343-4687
FAX: (323) 343-5009


Dr. Siyon Rhee has taught theory, practice, and researach courses at CSULA's School of Social Work. She will teach human behavior, researh, and graduate thesis courses this Winter in the School of Social Work.


Her major areas of scholarly interest and concern are health & mental health among immigrant Asians, child welfare, and aging.


Specific recent research interests include (1) child maltreatment among immigrant Asian families; (2) acculturation and psychological well-being among Asian American adolescents; (3) depression among elderly Asians; (4) Definitions of mental health and mental health service utilization patterns in immigrant Asian families; and (5) domestic violence in immigrant Asian families.

Representative Professional Activities



2004 Child Welfare Practice among Asian American Children, Youth and Families
2004 Correlates of Child Abuse among Immigrant Korean Families
2004 Social Work Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Elders.
2004 Ethnic Identity and Problem Behaviors among Korean American Adolescents.
2003 Acculturation, Communication Patterns, and Self-Esteem among Asian and Caucasian American Adolescents.
2003 Korean American Pastors' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Child Abuse.
2003 Child Welfare Practice with Asian Pacific Children and Families.
2002 Korean American Outmarriage: Trend and Implications.
2002 Domestic Violence in the Korean Immigrant Family.


Ph.D. Social Welfare 1988
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

MSW Social Welfare 1981
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Sociology 1974
Seoul National University

Seoul, Korea

Fall, 2004 SCHEDULE

CourseSect. No.TitleUnitsDay & TimeRoom
SW 550 01 Graduate Thesis 3 Th 8-9:30 am SH 363
SW 411 01 Social Work and Computers 4 W 4:20-8:00 pm SH 259
SW 371B 01 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 4 MW, 12:40 -2:20 pm KH B2006

Office Hours not available at this time.



  • SW 371A
  • SW 371B
  • SW 411
  • SW 540
  • SW 550
  • SW 599AB
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