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Richard M. Tolman

Sheldon D Rose Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development

Richard M. Tolman
Richard M. Tolman, LMSW, PhD, is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He received his doctorate in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MSW from the University of Michigan. Professor Tolman's work focuses on the effectiveness of interventions designed to change violent and abusive behavior, and the impact of violence on the physical, psychological and economic well-being of victims He began his work in this area as a practitioner working with men who batter in 1980. His current projects include research on the impact of and prevention of abuse during pregnancy and involvement of men and boys as allies to end men's violence against women. He is currently co-Director of the Global Research Program on Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention, a collaborative project between the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota.

Professor Tolman teaches primarily in the interpersonal practice sequence. He also co-teaches a course focusing on community empowerment through creative expression. He is engaged in several projects, overlapping dimensions of research, teaching and service, that focus on the use of creative arts in social work efforts.

Research Interests/Focus

Group work and family violence, interpersonal practice.

Education

Year Degree   School
1984 PhD Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
1979 MSW Interpersonal Practice University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1975 BS Communication Studies Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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Year Description
2019 Seabrook, R., Walsh, T., Tolman, R.M., Lee, S. & Singh, V. (2019, January). Prescription Opiate Misuse and IPV Perpetration Among Young Men, Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco.
2019 Walsh, T., Seabrook, R. Tolman, R.M., Lee, S. & Singh, V. (2019, January). How Can Healthcare Settings be Used to Identify Male Intimate Partner Victimization and Perpetration?: Perspectives from a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Men, Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco.
2019 Reed, L. and Tolman, R. M. (2019, January). Digital Dating Abuse Perpetration in Adolescent Dating Relationships: Exploring Motivations for Digital Behaviors and Links to Off-Line Abuse, Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco,
2019 Walsh, T., Jones, M. Tolman, R., Lee, S. & Singh, V. (2019). Early Service Experiences As a Barrier or Facilitator of Subsequent Service Engagement: An Examination of Father Engagement in Prenatal and Pediatric Care.
2018 Tolman, R.M. & Larance, L. A. (2018, January). Men’s Development of Emotional “Responsibility” during the Transition to Fatherhood. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington. D.C.
2018 Reed, L., Boyer, M., Meskunas, H. & Tolman, R.M. (2018, April). It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt: Coercive Sexting in Adolescent Dating Relationships, Society for Research on Adolescence Minneapolis Minnesota.
2018 Tolman, R.M. (2018, May). Engaging Men and Boys in Gender-Based Violence Prevention. Ending Gender-Based Violence Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2017 Singh, V., Lee, S., Walsh, T., Tolman, R.M. (2017, September). Fathers who perpetrate physical and technology-delivered intimate partner violence: prevalence and correlates among a nationally-representative sample. Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2017 Singh, V., Tolman, R., Walsh, S. and Lee, S. (2017, September). A nationally-representative sample of fathers who perpetrate physical and technology-delivered intimate partner violence: Prevalence and correlates with alcohol and substance use and beliefs about child harm National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, California.
2017 Reed, L. & Tolman, R.M. (2017, October). Sexting, Gender and Dating Relationships. Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas.
2017 Walsh, T., Tolman, R. M., (2017, January). Expectant fathers presence at ultrasound: Opportunities for Engagement. Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Lee, S., Walsh, T. Singh, V. and Tolman, R. (2017, January). What young men know about babies and why it matters. Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Reed, L., Tolman, R.M. & Ward, M. (2017, January). Gender Matters: Experiences and Consequences of Digital Dating Abuse Victimization in Adolescent Dating Relationships Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Reed, L., Tolman, R.M. & Ward, M. (2017, January). Gendered digital dating: Are stereotypical gender beliefs associated with digital dating abuse perpetration among adolescents? Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Tolman, R.M., Casey, E.A. (2017, January). Predicting violence preventative behavior among an international sample of men attending gender-based violence prevention programming. Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Leek, C., Carlson, J., Casey, E., Allen, C. & Tolman, R.M. (2017, April). “What’s in a name?”: (Re)Considering Language and Frameworks for Engaging Men in Gender-based Violence Prevention. American Men’s Studies Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2017 Tolman, R.M., Casey, E., Allen, C., Leek, C., Carlson, J. (2017, April). Predicting violence-preventative behavior in an international sample of men. American Men’s Studies Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2017 Tolman, R.M. , van Anders, S., & Volling, B. (2017, April). Examining Hormonal and Contextual Mediators of Aggressive Responses by Parents and Non-Parents Using an Infant Simulator, Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.
2016 Walsh, T. & Tolman, R.M. (2016, May). Ghosts in the ultrasound. World Association for Infant Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic.
2016 Polio, D., Tolman, R.M. and MacGowan (2016, June). Advancing the Relevance of Social Group Work Research in the Current Social Work Practice Environment. International Association for Social Work with Groups. New York, NY.
2016 Thomason, E. Himle, J, Savas, S. A., Lundstrom, L., Tolman, R. M. & Lein, L. (2016, January). The impact of non-custodial parents' mental health, substance abuse, and unemployment on child support compliance. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
2016 Carlson, J., Allen, C. , Leek, C., Tolman, R. M. , Casey, E, & Storer, H. (2016, January). Engaging men globally: The nature and impact of events A=aimed at engaging men in efforts to eliminate gender-based violence. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
2016 Walsh, T., & Tolman, R. M. (2016, January). Expectant father involvement in prenatal care: Education needs of fathers and clinicians. Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
2016 Allen, C. T., Carlson, J., Casey, E. Leek, C. & Tolman, R. M. (2016, March). A global analysis of events aimed at engaging men to end gender-based violence. American Men’s Studies, Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Carlson, J., Casey, E., Leek, C., Allen, C. T. & Tolman, R. M. (2016, March). WhatiIs in a name? A dialogue on the terminology of male-identified individuals’ participation in preventing gender-based violence. American Men’s Studies, Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Tolman, R. M. Casey, E. Carlson, J., & Allen C. T. (2016, March). What motivates men’s involvement in gender-based violence prevention: Latent class profiles from an international study. American Men’s Studies, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015 Tolman, R. M., van Anders, S. & Volling, B. (2015, August). Using a simulated infant to explore and enhance paternal responses to infant interaction. 7th International Attachment Conference, New York.
2015 Reed, L. A. and Tolman, R. M. (2015, January) Safe on-line and off-line spaces: Teens using digital media to prevent dating violence and sexual assault in their community. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Cheung, D., Tiwari, A., Tolman, R. M. (2015, April). Validation of the psychological maltreatment of women inventory for Chinese women. National Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, Atlanta, GA.
2015 Singh, V., Yoshihama, M. Tolman, & R. M. (2015, March). Evaluation of theater-based medical education program on intimate partner violence screening. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC.
2014 Tolman, R. M., Carlson, J. Casey, E. Allen, C. & Storer, H. (2014, November). A global survey of men’s involvement in gender-based violence prevention. MenEngage Global Symposium. New Delhi, India.
2014 Lee, S. J., Neugut, T., Tolman, R. M., & Rosenblum, K. L. (2014). Design and implementation of technology-delivered parent education for fathers in military fathers, Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX.
2014 Casey, E. A., Carlson, J., Allen, C., Storer, H. & Tolman, R. M. (2014, March). Men’s global involvement in preventing gender based violence. American Men’s Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, Tacoma, WA.
2014 Tolman, R. M. (2014). Guys and dolls: An interactive art display. American Men’s Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, Tacoma, WA.
2013 Reed, B. G., Patton, D. U., Patton, R. G., Woodford, M., Yoshihama, M., & Tolman, R. M. (2013, April). Diverse research methods for illuminating intersecting identities. Panel at American Men Studies Association, Ann Arbor, MI.
2013 Tolman, R. M., Neugut, T. B., Singh, V., & Reed, L. (2013, April). Becoming a father: The impact of ultrasound attendance on men’s development in the prenatal period. American Men Studies Association, Ann Arbor, MI.
2013 Yoshihama, M., Tolman, R. M., Belsare, M., Mohta, B., & Mohta, P. (2013, June). Performances: Theatre-based community engagement and audience response assessments. A workshop at the National Summit of the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute of Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Reed, L., Ward, L. M., & Tolman, R. (2013, August). Digital dating abuse: Do media use and gender beliefs predict digital dating behaviors? Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
2013 Tolman, R. M., & Walters, M. (2013, November). Implementing extended realistic client simulations in the social work practice methods curriculum. Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
2007 Tolman, R., et al. (2007, January). Evaluation of a project to enhance the safety of domestic violence survivors in the context of supervised visitation and exchange: Reports from program directors. Poster presented at SSWR.
2006 Tolman, R. M. (2006, December). Socially-just practice with perpetrators of domestic violence. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong.
2003 Lee, S. J., Tolman, R. M., & Corcoran, M. (2003, January). The relationship of childhood sexual abuse to adulthood mental health and work outcomes: A mediational model. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
2003 Tolman, R. M., & Seefeldt, K. (2003, January). Longitudinal research on welfare reform. Symposium presented at the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.
2003 Yoshihama, M., Horrocks, J., Siebold, W., Tolman, R., & Hammock, A. C. (2003, July). Patterns of intimate partner violence over the lifecourse: Assessing the timing and duration using the Life History Calendar Method. Paper presented at the 8th International Family Violence Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
2003 Tolman, R. M., Young, E. A., & Witkowski, K. (2003, July). Family violence trauma and cortisol levels. Paper presented at the 8th International Family Violence Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
2002 Rosen, D., & Tolman, R. M. (2002, January). The relationship between partner violence and birth outcomes among a community sample of low income mothers. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research, San Diego, CA.
2002 Tolman, R. M., Himle, J. A., Van Etten, M. L., & Abelson, J. L. (2002, March). Impact of social anxiety disorder on work success in welfare recipients. Presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America 22th National Conference on Anxiety Disorders, Austin, TX.
2002 Tolman, R. M., Rosen, D., & Allard, S. (2002, June). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders and use of mental health services by women receiving welfare. Presented at Moving Forward: Building on Social Work Contributions to Mental Health Research, Rockville, MD.
2002 Tolman, R. M., & Chen, H. (2002, November). Domestic violence and employment: Fixed effects models of three waves of women's employment study data. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Dallas, TX.
2001 Rosen, D., & Tolman, R. (2001, January). Closing the gap: Low income women's use of substance abuse and mental health services. Paper presented at Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, GA.
2001 Nam, Y. J., & Tolman, R. M. (2001, January). Partner abuse and welfare receipt among women living in a low-income neighborhood. Paper presented at Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, GA.
2001 Tolman, R. M., Rosen, D., & Allard, S. (2001, August). Barriers to mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence service utilization by welfare recipients. Presented at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Baltimore, MD.
2001 Allard, S., Rosen, D., & Tolman, R. M. (2001, November). Linking the spatial distribution of social service providers to service utilization rates. Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference, Washington, DC.
2001 Tolman, R. M., Danziger, S. K., & Rosen, D. (2001, December). Domestic violence and the economic well-being of low-income women. Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
2000 Tolman, R. M., & Rosen, D. (2000, January). Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder in low-income single mothers. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research, Charleston, SC.
1999 Tolman, R. M., & Rosen, D. (1999, January). Domestic violence in the lives of women on welfare. Presented at the Society of Social Work and Research Conference, Austin, TX.
1999 Tolman, R. M., & Rosen, D. (1999, April). Domestic violence towards women receiving welfare: Report on an urban Michigan caseload study. Presented at the 2nd Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
1999 Saunders, D., Tolman, R. M., & Plichta, S. (1999, April). The relationship between domestic violence, welfare and emotional well-being in a national sample of U.S. women. Presented at the 2nd Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
1999 Kalil, A., Tolman, R., Rosen, D., & Gruber, G. (1999). Domestic violence, maternal functioning, and children's adjustment in welfare families. Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Research Conference, New York, NY.
1999 Kalil, A., Rosen, D., Gruber, G., & Tolman, R. M. (1999, April). The impact of domestic violence and mother's well-being on children in families receiving welfare benefits. Presented at the 2nd Trapped by Poverty/Trapped by Abuse Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
1999 Danziger, S. K., Tolman, R. M., & Rosen, D. (1999). Social workers expanded role in addressing welfare recipients barriers to work. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Austin, TX.
1999 Callahan, M. R., Tolman, R. M., & Saunders, D. G. (1999, April). Is adolescent dating violence victimization related to psychological well-being? Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
1998 Tolman, R. M., & Rosen, D. (1998). Domestic violence in the lives of welfare recipients: Implications for the family violence option. Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference, New York, NY.
1997 Tolman, R. M., & Stoops, C. (1997, July). The impact of psychological maltreatment on women's well-being and relationship satisfactions. Paper presented at the 5th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1997 Tolman, R. M. (1997, July). An ecological analysis of the data on batterer intervention effectiveness: Implications for policy and practice. Paper presented at the 5th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1997 Tolman, R. M. (1997, November). Domestic violence and welfare. Roundtable presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.
1995 Tolman, R. M. (1995, March). Alternative sanctions for men who batter. Paper presented at the Future of Domestic Violence Intervention, Haifa, Israel.
1995 Tolman, R. M., Edleson, J. L., & Fendrich, M. (1995, July). The application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to abusive men's cessation of violent behavior. Paper presented at the 4th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1995 Tolman, R. M. (1995, May). Do groups increase psychological maltreatment by men who batter? Paper presented at the Symposium for the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Iowa City.
1995 Tolman, R. M. (1995, July). The validation of the psychological maltreatment of women inventory. Paper presented at the 4th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1993 Tolman, R. M. (1993, May). The effectiveness of court-mandated treatment for batterers. Paper presented at the Symposium for the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
1991 Tolman, R. M. (1991, May). Extended area interventions for men who batter: A proposal. Paper presented at the Symposium for the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Chicago, IL.
1990 Tolman, R. M. (1990, May). Group process and outcome in groups for men who batter. Paper presented at the Fifth Symposium on the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Nashville, TN.
1990 Tolman, R. M. (1990, September). Groups for men who batter: empirical research on outcome and process. Paper presented at the European Congress on Behavior Therapy, Paris.
1989 Tolman, R. M. (1989, January). The outcome of shelter-sponsored group treatment of men who batter. Paper presented at the Family Violence Research Conference, West Lafayette, IN.
1989 Tolman, R. M., & Molidor, C. (1989, May). A decade of social work group research: a methodological review. Paper presented at the Fourth Symposium on the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
1989 Tolman, R. M., & Maiden, P. (1989, October). Assessment of family violence in EAP settings. Paper presented at the National Association of Social Work, San Francisco, CA.
1988 Tolman, R. M. (1988, November). The impact of court involvement on the outcome of intervention with men who batter. Paper presented at the American Society for Criminology, Chicago, IL.
1987 Tolman, R. M., & Bhosley, G. (1987, May). A comparison of two types of pregroup preparation for men who batter. Presented at the Third Symposium on the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Chicago, IL.
1987 Tolman, R. M., Mendoza, C., & Beeman, S. (1987, July). The effectiveness of a shelter-sponsored program for men who batter. Paper presented at the Third National Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1987 Tolman, R. M. (1987, July). The development and validation of a non-physical abuse checklist. Paper presented at the Third National Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH.
1987 Tolman, R. M. (1987, August). The development of a measure of non-physical abuse of women by their male partners. Paper presented at the European Association of Behavior Therapy, Amsterdam.
1986 Tolman, R. M. (1986, June). Groups for men who batter: Process research. Presented at the Second Symposium on the Empirical Foundations of Group Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
1985 Tolman, R. M., Brekke, J., Jones, L., & Mowry, D. (1985, February). Changing men: A profeminist agenda for social work educators. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.
1985 Tolman, R. M. (1985, June). Self report measures for stress management groups. Presented at the Symposium for Empirical Group Work, Madison, WI.
1985 Tolman, R. M., Rose, S. D., & Tallant, S. (1985, November). A multi method approach to stress management groups: An experimental study. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Houston, TX.
1984 Tolman, R. M., & Mowry, D. (1984, March). Practice research by social work graduates. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Detroit, MI.
1983 Tolman, R. M., & Rose, S. D. (1983, March). Stress management for social workers. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

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