Dr. Salome Raheim

Salome Raheim

Integrative mind-body-spirit social work education and practice. Micro and Macro interventions to promote social justice.

The World Within Reach
Salome Raheim

School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Richardson Hall Room 211



Ph.D. (Communication Studies), 1990, The University of Iowa.
M.A. (Integrative Health and Healing), 2014, The Graduate Institute.
M.S.W. (Social Work), 1976, The Catholic University of America.
B.S.W. (Social Work), 1974, Bowie State College.

Research Interests

Integrative mind-body-spirit social work education and practice; professional development and organizational processes to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion; micro and macro interventions to promote social justice.


A. Book Chapters

1. Lee, M. Y., Raheim, S., and Tebb, S. (in press). Learning integrative body–mind–spirit social work. In M.Y. Lee, N. Siu-man, P.P.Y. Leung, & C.L.W. Chan, Eds. Integrative body-mind-spirit social work: An empirically based approach to assessment and treatment, 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

2. Raheim, S., and Lu, J. J. (2016). Promoting integrative mind-body-spirit practice to advance holistic social work education. In L. Pyles & G. Adams (Eds.), Holistic Engagement: Transformative Social Work Education in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

3. Raheim, S. (2014). CAM and the community. M. S. Micozzi (Ed.), Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.

4. Raheim, S. (2010). Writing my own story. In H. Vakalahi & W. Peebles (Eds.), Women of Color on the Rise: Leadership and Administration in Social Work Education and the Academy (pp. 77 – 96). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

5. Raheim, S., Alter, C. A., & Hoponen, H. (2004). Supporting women's participation in community economic development: The Microcredit Strategy. In M. Weil & D. Gamble (Eds.), Innovations in Community Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

6. Raheim, S. (2002). Cultural competence: A requirement for empowerment practice, pp. 95-107. In M. O’Melia & K. K. Miley (Eds.), Pathways to Power: Readings in Contextual Social Work Practice. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

7. Raheim, S., & Alter, C. F. (1998). Self-employment as an economic development intervention for recipients of AFDC, pp. 41-61. In M. S. Sherraden & W. A. Ninacs (Eds.), Community Economic Development and Social Work. New York: Haworth.

8. Raheim, S. (1996). The reconstruction of AIDS as a women's health issue, pp. 402-413. In R. Parrott and C. Condit (Eds.), Evaluating Women's Health Messages. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

9. Raheim, S. (1995). Self-employment training and family development: An integrated strategy for family empowerment, pp. 127-143. In K. Nelson and P. Adams (Eds.), Reinventing Human Services: Community- and Family-Centered Practice. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter.

B. Articles (Peer Reviewed)

1. Raheim, S., & Lu, J. J. (2014). Preparing MSW Students for Integrative Mind–Body-Spirit Practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(3), 288-301.

2. Swigonski, M. E., & Raheim, S. (2011). Feminist contributions to understanding women’s lives and the social environment. Affilia, 26(1), 10-21.

3. Raheim, S. (2004/2005). Building organizational capacity for cultural competence. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations: Proceedings of the Managing Diversity Conference 2003, 3B, 137-151.

4. Eliason, M., & Raheim, S. (2000). Experiences and Comfort with Culturally Diverse Groups in Undergraduate Pre-Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 39(4), 161-165.

5. Raheim, S., & Friedman, J. J. (1999). Microenterprise in the heartland: Self-employment as a self-sufficiency strategy for TANF recipients in Iowa 1993-1998. Journal of Microfinance, 1(1), 66-90.

6. Raheim, S., & Alter, C. F. (1998). Self-employment as an economic development intervention for recipients of AFDC. Journal of Community Practice, 5(½), 41-61.

7. Raheim, S., (1998). Problems and prospects of self-employment as an economic independence option for welfare recipients. In Ewalt, Freeman, & Poole (Eds.), Community Building: Renewal, Well-Being, and Shared Responsibility. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

8. Raheim, S. (1997). The problems and prospects of self-employment as an economic independence option for welfare recipients. Social Work, 42(1), 44-53.

9. Raheim, S. (1996). Microenterprise as an approach for promoting economic development in social work: Lessons from the Self-Employment Investment Demonstration. International Social Work, 39, 69-82.

10. Raheim, S. (1996). Rejoinder: Toward a broader understanding of the needs of African American entrepreneurs. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 1(1), 17-26.

11. Raheim, S., Alter, C., & Yarbrough, D. (1996). Evaluating microenterprise programs: Issues and lessons learned. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 1(2), 87-103.

12. Raheim, S., & Bolden, J. (1995). The economic empowerment of low-income women through self-employment. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 10(2), 138-154.

13. Else, J. F. & Raheim, S. (1992). AFDC clients as entrepreneurs: self-employment offers and important option. Public Welfare, 50(4), 36-41.

14. Eliason, M. J., & Raheim, S. (1996). Categorical measurement of attitudes about lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services: Issues in Practice, Policy & Research, 4(3), 51-65.

C. Monographs, Technical Reports and Online Projects

1. Raheim, S., Lee, M. Y., & Tebb, S. (2015). Integrative Mind-Body-Spirit NADD Development Fund Report 2014. Washington, DC: National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work. http://www.naddssw.org/pages/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/NADD-IBMS-in-SWE-2004-2013-Report-FINAL.pdf

2. Raheim, S., White, C., Denborough, D., Waldegrave, C., Tamases, K., Tuhaka, F., Franklin, A., Fox, H., Carey, M. (2004). An Invitation for Narrative Practitioners to Address Privilege and Dominance. Dulwich Centre Publications. http://dulwichcentre.com.au/a-continuing-invitation-to-narrative-practitioners-to-address-privilege-and-dominance/ (an ongoing interactive project)


Awards and Honors

  • NASW Pioneer Award, NASW Foundation, 2015.
  • U.S. Senate Tribute to Salome Raheim, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressional Record, June 1, 2015.
  • Letter of Commendation, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, June 1, 2015.
  • Elaine Pinderhughes Diversity Lecturer, Boston College, 2015.
  • Exceptional Woman Award, Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc., 2015.
  • 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut Award, NAACP/CT Branch, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Professional Studies, Bowie State University, 2014.
  • Salome Raheim Award, Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work Post-graduate Specialist Qualification, University of Melbourne, Australia (established 2014).
  • Leadership and Community Involvement Award, Brazilian Alliance, Hartford, Connecticut, 2010.
  • Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecturer, Council on Social Work Education, 2007.