Christen Argueta

MSW, Baylor University
BS in Forensic Science, Baylor University
Full Curriculum Vita
Professional Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
National Association of Social Workers

Research Interests
  • Child Welfare
  • Counseling with Children and Families
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work and the Integration of Technology
Selected Publications
Garland, Diana R., & Argueta, Christen. (2010). How clergy sexual misconduct happens: A qualitative study of first-hand accounts. Social Work & Christianity, 37(1), 1-27.

Garland, Diana R., and Argueta, Christen A. (2011). Unholy touch: When church leaders commit acts of sexual misconduct with adults. In The church leader’s resource book for mental health and social problems. New York: Oxford University Press.

Christen has worked as adjunct faculty for the Baylor School of Social since 2008. Christen’s practice experience includes interventional work within child welfare agencies in Central Texas. She has also worked within hospital settings assisting in crisis intervention and risk management. Most recently, she provided individual, group, and family counseling seeking to assist in Texas’ prevention and early intervention programs. Through a continued passion for teaching and the desire to proliferate the profession of Social Work, Christen became full-time faculty within the Houston Extension of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in 2015, and continues full-time now in her current position of Online MSW Program Director.

Christen is married to David Argueta who serves as the President of CHI St. Luke’s Health -The Woodlands, Lakeside and Springwoods Village Hospitals. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Carys and Ardyn.