The Integrative Social Work PhD at Saybrook University with Dr. Trent Nguyen

UNBOUND: Saybrook Insights with President Nathan Long

Jun 11 2021 • 29 mins

Season 5, Ep. 2 (Rebroadcast): In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Trent Nguyen. Trent is currently a department chair for our new Integrative Social Work department at Saybrook University, in which enrolled students can earn a PhD in Integrative Social Work. Ideal for currently MSWs and other licensed practitioners, the degree is also suitable for individuals seeking to deepen their research and practice in human services, social systems, and holistic approaches all with the goal of supporting better health outcomes.

To learn more about Saybrook University, visit us online at For more information on the new PhD in Integrative Social Work, go to:

About Dr. Trent Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen holds a PhD from the University of Texas, an MA from Dallas Baptist University, an MA from Catholic Theological Union, and a BS from the University of Texas. Trent has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of social work, psychology, and counseling. He is the editor of Domestic violence in Asian American communities and Many paths, one purpose: Career paths for social work and human services majors. Trent has published 30 research articles focusing on intimate partner abuse, Asian American youth identity development, and depression among the elderly population. He has served on 50 thesis and dissertation committees, with topics ranging from PTSD among war veterans to children in the foster care system.

Trent has utilized quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research methodologies in his own research, as well as guiding learners employing the same methodologies in their own dissertation and thesis studies. Trent has also co-published with learners over the years on topics ranging from depression among the elderly population to conducting groups with juvenile sex offenders. He is the founding editor of the journal titled, Family Violence & Ethnic Populations. Additionally, he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emotional Abuse and the Qualitative Report; he also serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Asian Psychology, the Journal of Violence Against Women, and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. Prior to his present academic profession, Trent was in private practice working with court-ordered populations struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, and other mental health issues.