DSW, Graduate School and University Center of the City of New York (2001)
MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work (1983)
BA, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD (1975)
Epistemology And Social Work Knowledge
Social Work Assessment And Diagnosis
Human behavior and the social environment; social work diagnosis and assessment; evidence based practice for severe mental illness.
Qualitative research on: trauma, incest, mental illness, non-offending mothers of sexually abused children, cultural competence and PTSD, secondary trauma and ethnicity, psychoanalytic theory, professionals’ constructions of clients, social welfare rhetoric, the social process of treatment planning in agency practice.
1. As Co-PI: An exploratory study of the effectiveness of technology in the social work curriculum, with Beverly Araujo-Dawson, Adelphi University Technology Grant, February 2013.
2. As Principal Investigator: New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens Primary Care Project on Immigrant
Women: Principal Investigator: Patricia A. Joyce, Co-Principal Investigators: Suzanne Michael Ph.D., Natalie Schwartz MD, & Renuka Shetty-Das MD.
Date granted: February 17, 2006.
To develop a psychosocial assessment instrument to heighten the cultural competency of primary care medical residents treating immigrant women from Central and South Asia with medically unexplained symptoms.
Granting organization: New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/Cornell Medical College.
3. As Co-Developer:
Working with the effects of trauma in at-risk families, with R. Berger, M. Lynn and G. Gregg. Training curriculum for service providers. Developed for New York City Administration for Children’s Services, a Project Liberty provider. Funded by FEMA/CMHS.
4. As Project Co-ordinator:
New York State Office of Mental Health-Deans’ Consortium: Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health in Social Work Education, Project Coordinator, Adelphi University. Collaborated with OMH and faculty from five schools of social work on project to disseminate cutting edge practice. Co-developed new elective on evidence-based treatment for severe mental illness; coordinated field placements for advanced year students in assertive community treatment teams.
Patricia A Joyce (2006). Book Review: D’Cruz, Heather. (2004) Constructing Meanings and Identities in Child Protection Practice. Croydon, Victoria, Australia: Tertiary Press. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice.
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Fenster, J., Zodikoff, B, Rozario, P., & Joyce, P. (2011), Implementing a gero-infused curriculum in advanced-level MSW courses in health, mental health and substance abuse: An evaluation,. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Berger, R. & Joyce, P. (2010), From Research to Practice: Developing and Delivering a Culturally Competent Trauma Curriculum for Child Welfare Practitioners after 9/11. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
Patricia A Joyce (2007), The Production of Therapy: The Social Process of Constructing the Mother of a Sexually Abused Child. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(3).
Joyce, P. & Berger, R. (2007), Which language does PTSD speak? The westernization of Mr. Sanchez. The Journal of Trauma Practice., 5(4), 53-67..
Patricia A Joyce (2005), The Case Conference as Social Ritual: Constructing a Mother of a Sexually Abused Child. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice.
Patricia A Joyce (1997), Mothers of Sexually Abused Children and the Concept of Collusion. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 6 (2).
Patricia A Joyce (1995), Psychoanalytic Theory, Child Sexual Abuse and Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work Journal, 23(2).
Patricia A Joyce (1995), Group Work with Mothers of Sexually Abused Children. Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society: Problems and Opportunities, Selected Proceedings of the XV Annual Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.
L. Levy, P. Joyce & J. List (1987), Reconciliations with Parents as a Treatment Goal for Adolescents in an Acute Care Hospital. Social Work in Health Care, 13(1).
Patricia A. Joyce (2014, November). Afghani Women with Medically Unexplained Symptoms: How War Carries Across National Boundaries. Adelphi University Interdisciplinary Forum on Trauma: The Changing Nature of War and Peace, Garden City, NY.
Patricia A. Joyce (2013, June). The Body Speaks: Trauma and Gender in Muslim Women. The Relational Turn: The Practice of Sustainability, Esalen Institute for Theory and Research, Big Sur, CA.
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Patricia A. Joyce (2013). Cultural Competence in Supervising Domestic Violence Cases with Muslim Women: The Supervisor Learns. In International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Patricia A. Joyce (2011). The Body Speaks: Reflexivity in Qualitative Social Work Research on Trauma. In International Conference on Qualitative Inquiry (pp. Peer reviewed). Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Patricia A. Joyce (2011). Social workers construct mothers' reactions to incest disclosure. In Bystanders No More: Psychotherapeutic Dialogues for the Politically Silenced (pp. Peer reviewed). New York, NY.
Patricia A. Joyce and Roni Berger (2010). From Research to Practice: Developing and Delivering a Culturally Competent Trauma Curriculum to Child Welfare Practitioners after 9/11. In European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Second Biannual Conference (pp. Peer reviewed). Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
with Shadi Martin, et al. (2007). Evidence or Anecdotes: Exploring the Epistemological Tensions of Using Qualitative Research as Evidence for Practice. In Society for Social Work and Research: Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries (pp. Peer Reviewed). San Francisco, California.
Patricia A Joyce, Julie Altman, Roni Berger, Ellen Bogolub (2006). Reflective Researchers, Reflective Practitioners? Evaluating in Practice Ten Years Later. In Society for Social Work and Research (pp. Peer Reviewed). San Antonio, Texas.
Patricia A. Joyce (2005). Levels of reflexivity in qualitative research on social work in health care. In 11th Qualitative Health Research Conference, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (pp. Peer Reviewed). Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Patricia A Joyce (2004). Vicarious Trauma and Ethnicity: Impact on Clinical Work in Incest Treatment: A Qualitative Study. In IV International Congress of Psychic Trauma and Traumatic Stress (pp. Peer Reviewed). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Patricia A Joyce (2004). Effective Practice with Mothers of Sexually Abused Children. In Adelphi University School of Social Work, Understanding and Meeting the Challenges Facing Children and Youth (pp. Invited). Garden City, New York.
Patricia A Joyce (2003). Domestic Violence and Homelessness: A View from Research. In Nassau-Suffolk Coalition Against Homelessness (pp. Invited). Huntington, New York.
Patricia A. Joyce and Roni Berger (2003). What language does PTSD speak? Clinical social work, cultural competence and diagnosis. In VII Annual European Conference on Traumatic Stress (pp. Peer Reviewed). Berlin, Germany.
Patricia A. Joyce (2003). Constructions of disclosure: Social workers construct mothers' reactions to incest disclosure. In Society for Social Work and Research Conference (pp. Peer Reviewed). Washington, DC.
Patricia A Joyce, Roni Berger, Judy Fenster, (2002). Short Term Effects of the 9/11 Attacks on Populations At Risk. In 9/11 Six Months After: Adelphi University School of Social Work (pp. Invited). Garden City, New York.
Patricia A. Joyce (2002). The production of therapy: The social process of constructing the mother of a sexually abused child. In Society for Social Work and Research (pp. Peer Reviewed). San Diego, California.
Patricia A. Joyce (2001). The total construction of a mother of a sexually abused child. In International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect European Conference (pp. Peer Reviewed). Istanbul, Turkey.
Patricia A. Joyce (1999). Clinical social workers’ constructions of mothers of sexually abused children. In Family Violence Conference (pp. Peer Reviewed). University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
Patricia A. Joyce (1995). Social workers’ perspectives on mothers of sexually abused children. In Qualitative Research and Clinical Social Work Conference, Institute for Clinical Social Work (pp. Peer Reviewed). Chicago, Illinois.
Patricia A. Joyce (1994). Psychoanalytic theory, child sexual abuse and clinical social work. In Clinical Social Work Conference (pp. Peer Reviewed). Washington, DC.
Patricia A Joyce (1993). Group Work with Mothers of Sexually Abused Children. In Annual Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (pp. Peer Reviewed). New York , New York.
Regina Varin-Mignano (2012). The Perspectives of Single Mothers of Childen with Autism on Social Support. Adelphi University.
Therese Bertsch (2012). The Perspectives of Homeless Single Mothers on Recurrent Housing Loss. Adelphi University.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
New Perspectives on mothers of sexually abused children. Violence Update, December 1993.
Community and Corporate Leadership
Turning Point for Women and Families, Board member, February 2012-present. Turning Point provides domestic violence and youth development services to Muslim women and their families.