Kelly Thompson, MSW


Adjunct Professor, Social Work Program

Phone: 206.296.5441

Building/Room: Casey 3W

Kelly Thompson is a clinical social worker with a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Kelly has over 30 years of experience in social work practice including clinical work with children and families in community agencies, developing school based programs, providing training and supervision and establishing collaborative community partnerships. She has taught social work practice skills to undergraduates as an adjunct instructor in the Seattle University Bachelor of Social Work Program since 2015. Kelly has directed a variety of research programs within the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Washington since 2002. She has provided project oversight, training and clinical intervention in a wide range of studies related to child and adolescent mental health. The focus of the research has included: the effectiveness of clinical interventions and supervision in community mental health; universal school based depression screening programs; preparing adolescents vulnerable to depression with skills to transition successfully to high school; developing and testing brief interventions for use by school based providers; and a number of projects focused on implementation and bridging the research to practice gap in mental health.