Virgil Gregory Jr, MSW, Ph.D., MSCR, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Associate Professor

902 W. New York St., ES 4153
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Area of Interest

Dr. Gregory is an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Social Work. Dr. Gregory is a clinical social worker with a history of using cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of persons with mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance use disorders. His work places an emphasis on the translation of research into clinical social work practice. Dr. Gregory's research agenda focuses on the evaluation and implementation of cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment of opioid use and other drug disorders, affective disorders, and in persons of African descent. He is currently focused on developing a psychometrically validated scale for measuring cultural trauma in Black men. Dr. Gregory's methods also include systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and clinical trials.

Publications / Presentations

1. Gregory, V.L., Jr, & Werth, L. (2022). The power of online synchronous cognitive-behavioral group intervention: A Get S-M-A-R-T illustration. In D. Wilkerson & L. O'Sullivan (Eds.), Social Work in an Online World (pp. XX - XX). NASW Press. [Manuscript submitted for publication] 

2. Gregory, V.L., Jr., Ofner, S., & Ellis, R. J. (2022). O-Know opioid knowledge test: Development and psychometric testing in a community sample. [Manuscript submitted for publication]

3. Gregory, V.L., Jr., & Tucker Edmonds, J. L. (2022). The racial pandemic experienced by African American men: Cognitive-behavioral and structural implications. [Revise & Resubmit].

4. Gregory, V.L., Jr., & Werth, L. (2022). Synchronous online cognitive-behavioral group intervention: 12-month evaluation for substance use mandated clients. Research on Social Work Practice. Advance Online Publication. 

5. Gregory, V. L., Jr., & Clary, K. L. (2022). Addressing anti-Black racism: The roles of social work. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 92(1), 1 - 27. 

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6. Gregory, V. L., Jr. (2021). Gregory Research Beliefs Scale: Psychometric properties and social work student survey results. Social Work Education: The International Journal. Advance online publication. 

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7. Gregory, V. L., Jr. (2021). Gregory Research Beliefs Scale: Preliminary confirmatory factor analysis of convergent construct validity. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 18(5), 534 - 549.   Free eprints: 

8. Gregory, V. L., Jr. (2021). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for relationship distress: Meta-analysis of RCTs with social work implications. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 18(1), 49 - 70.;Free eprints:

9. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2020). Cognitive-behavioral group therapy and buprenorphine: Balancing methodological rigor and community partner ethical concerns in efficacy-effectiveness trials. Ethics & Behavior, 30(5), 364 - 384.;Free eprints:

10. Gregory, V. L., Jr., & Ellis, R. J. (2020). Cognitive-behavioral therapy with buprenoprhine for opioid use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse., 46(5), 520 - 530.;Free eprints: 

11. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2020). Psychological perspective: Psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral theories. In R. Ow & A. Poon (Eds.), Mental Health and Social Work (pp. 47 - 65). Singapore: Springer.

12. Wilkerson, D. A., Gregory, V. L., Jr., & Kim, H. (2020). Online psychoeducation with parent management training: The contributions of peer support. Child & Family Social Work, 25(2), 448 - 459.

13. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2019). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults with inflammatory bowel disease: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with implications for clinical social work. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 16(4), 363 - 385.;Free eprints:

14. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2019). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious symptoms in persons of African descent: A meta-Analysis. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(1), 87 - 101. ;Free eprints:

15. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2016). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depressive symptoms in persons of African descent: A meta-analysis. Journal of Social Service Research, 42(1), 113 – 129. doi:10.1080/01488376.2015.1084973

16. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2015). Beliefs about research and social work practice: A systematic psychometric review of scales. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work(formerly known as the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work),12(2), 237 – 259. doi:10.1080/15433714.2013.820676

17. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2012). Gregory Research Beliefs Scale: Discriminant construct, concurrent criterion, and known-groups validity. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 9(5), 465 - 480. doi:10.1080/15433714.2011.561130

18. Gregory, V. L., Jr., & Pike, C. K. (2012). Missing data: A comparison of online and classroom data collection methods with social work students. Journal of Social Service Research, 38(3), 351 - 365. doi:10.1080/01488376.2011.641076

19. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for comorbid bipolar and substance use disorders: A systematic review of controlled trials. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, 4(4), 302 – 313. doi:10.1080/17523281.2011.598463

20. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2010). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder: Implications for clinical social workers. Journal of Social Service Research, 36(5), 460 – 469. doi:10.1080/01488376.2010.510950

21. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2010). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 7(4), 269 – 279. doi:10.1080/15433710903176088

22. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2010). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for mania: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trails. Social Work in Mental Health, 8(6), 483 – 494. doi:10.1080/15332981003744388

23. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2010). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia: Applications to social work practice. Social Work in Mental Health, 8(2), 140 – 159. doi:10.1080/15332980902791086

24. Gregory, V. L., Jr.(2010). Gregory Research Beliefs Scale: Factor structure and internal consistency. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(6), 641 – 650. doi:10.1177/1049731509353049

25. Gentle-Genitty, C.S., Gregory, V. L., Jr., Pfahler, C., Thomas, M., Lewis, L., Campbell, K.,…Daley, J. G. (2007).A critical review of theory in social work journals: A replication study. Advances in Social Work, 8(1), 62 – 80. Retrieved from