Kim Livingstone, PhD, MSW

Social Work Program Director
Assistant Professor in Social Work

Email: krlivingstone@plymouth.edu
Office: Hyde 407

PhD: Social Welfare, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY;
MSW: Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY;
BA: Bates College, Lewiston, ME

About Dr. Livingstone (she/her):

Dr. Livingstone is the Director of the Social Work Program.  She moved to New Hampshire with her family in 2017 from New York City.  Having grown up in Maine and spent many summers in New Hampshire, Dr. Livingstone jumped at the opportunity to move here with her family.

Dr. Livingstone’s areas of scholarship include the implementation and effectiveness of services assisting with transitions in care for people at risk of experiencing homelessness, including Critical Time Intervention and Moving On initiative services, best practices for facilitating transitions out of homeless services.  Currently, she is working with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to implement 10 programs across the state to assist individuals transitioning into the community following a psychiatric hospitalization. From 2017-2020 she helped to implement 7 Critical Time Intervention programs across New Hampshire as a part of the Medicaid expansion waiver.  Dr. Livingstone recently received additional grants from NH-DHHS and Waypoint to help facilitate New Hampshire’s Youth Action Board, a group of youth and young adults with lived experience in homelessness involved in solving youth homelessness across the state.

Dr. Livingstone participates in groups related to homelessness services including as the Vice President of the Bridge House Shelter’s Board of Directors, and on the Center for the Advancement of CTI’s Steering Committee.  Prior to working in academia, she was the director and a social worker in housing programs serving individuals with severe mental illness and complex needs.

In 2019, she graduated from the PhD program in Social Welfare at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. While a graduate student, she worked as a research fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Critical Time Intervention (CTI) and taught many courses at the Silberman School of Social Work.  Her dissertation research explored supportive housing residents’ motivations and barriers to moving out while participating in a Moving On Program.

Courses Taught

IS1115           Tackling a Wicked Problem
SW3450         Social Welfare Policy and Services
SW3500         Health and Society
SW3530         Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention III
SW3660         Human Behavior and Social Environment
SW4020         Social Work Research Methods
SW4550         Social Work Integrative Seminar
Field Liaison working with students in Senior Field Practicum placements

Professional Association Membership and Participation

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Current Grant Support

2021-2023     Primary Investigator, Youth Success Project – YHDP – Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, Balance of State & Manchester

  • Facilitating goals and the work of NH’s Youth Action Board
  • Collaborating on NH’s YHDP
  • Supporting Director and Assistant Director, YSP
  • Facilitating stipend payments for time/participation of general members

2021-2023     Primary Investigator, Training and Community of Practice for Critical Time Intervention

  • Assisting with implementation of 10 CTI-NH programs within CMHCs across New Hampshire
  • Implementation coaching and support
  • Development & facilitation of Community of Practice
  • Design & facilitation of professional development curriculum

Selected Publications & Presentations

Livingstone, K. & Tiderington, E. To stay or go?:  Understanding ambivalence toward moving on from supportive housing among supportive housing residents in a Moving On initiative. Manuscript under review.

Livingstone, K. & Tiderington, E. In search of normalcy and freedom: Motivating factors for moving on from supportive housing among Moving On initiative recipients. Manuscript under review.

Livingstone, K. (2022, May). Improving practice with vulnerable clients in transition using principals of Critical Time Intervention. NASW New Hampshire Annual Meeting workshop

Livingstone, K. & Tiderington, E. (2022, January). Oral Paper Presentation: To stay or go?:  Understanding ambivalence toward moving on from supportive housing among supportive housing residents in a Moving On initiative. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work & Research, Washington, DC.

Livingstone, K. & Tiderington, E. (2022, January). Poster Presentation: In search of normalcy and freedom: Motivating factors for moving on from supportive housing among Moving On initiative recipients. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work & Research, Washington, DC.

Livingstone, K. (2021, December). Critical Time Intervention-New Hampshire: CTI Worker Training. Three-day professional development workshop offered to CTI-NH practitioners.

Livingstone, K. (2021, September). Critical Time Intervention. Half-day professional development workshop offered to senior level personnel, NH-DHHS, Concord, NH.

Livingstone, K. (2020). Book Review: Struggling in the land of plenty: Race, class and gender in the lives of homeless families. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109920954426