DSW, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of N.Y. (1993)
MSW, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. (1974)
BA, State University of New York at Binghamton (1971)
Advanced Social Work Practice With Groups
Field Instruction II Extended
Field Instruction IV
O Y R Professional Seminar
Social Work With Children And Adolescents
Us Social Work In Historical And Cross-National Perspective
My primary areas of focus are social work with groups, agency-based practice, and organizational and community practice. I have been involved with a range of social work fields, settings and populations, both locally and internationally, including youth programs, disaster response, field education and training, social work education and regulation, housing, older adults, and child welfare. I am committed to collaborative, participatory research and evaluation, seeking to engage practitioners, students and consumers in examining outcomes and planning new interventions. My research generally incorporates both qualitative and quantitative methods, and I am considered an expert in focus group research. My publications include 4 books and over 30 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. I am an editorial board member of Groupwork and the Journal of Teaching in Social Work, reviewer for the Journal of Social Work with Groups, the Clinical Supervisor, and the Journal of Social Work Education, past chair of the New York State Social Work Board, co-chair of the Council on Social Work Education’s Group Work Track, Commissioner on the CSWE Global Commission, and co-chair of the International Association for Social Work with Group’s Commission on Education in Social Work with Groups. I am a Fulbright Scholar,and have taught and collaborated with programs in Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, China, Europe, India, Israel, Malaysia, Namibia South Africa and Vietnam.
COURSES I HAVE TAUGHT AT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY:
SW 520: Foundations of Social Work Practice I (Undergraduate & Graduate)
SW 521: Foundations of Social Work Practice II (Undergraduate & Graduate)
SW 601: One Year Residency (OYR) Professional Seminar (Graduate)
SW 728: Social Work with Children and Adolescents (Graduate)
SW 742: The Practice of Social Work Supervision (Graduate)
SW 782: Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups (Graduate)
SW 848: Social Work with Groups: Theory and Research (Doctoral)
SW 857: US Social Work in Historical and Cross-National Perspective (Doctoral)
Faculty Field Liaison (Field and academic advising with undergraduate and graduate students and consultation with agencies)
Faculty Advisor (Academic advising of students who are not presently in field)
Doctoral Dissertation Chairperson and Committee Member
2015-2017 Co-Principal Investigator/Evaluation Team, China Collaborative, sponsored by CSWE, IASSW and China Association of Social Work Education, funded by the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work
2015: Principal Investigator, Mutual Aid in Action: Understanding Key Dimensions and Processes, supported through Adelphi University Faculty Release Time
2014: Co-Investigator/Partner, Connections Grant to the XXXVI International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
2013-2014: Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Community Outreach and Inclusion Project, funded by the New York Community Trust.
2012-Present: Principal Investigator, Rethinking and rebuilding alliances between self help groups and social workers. Adelphi University faculty research release granted spring 2014.
2010-Present: Principal Investigator, Experiencing group work from the members perspective. International research project with multiple Co-Investigators and partners, focused on narratives of group members.
2009-2011: Principal Investigator, Listening to Members: International Stories of Change through Social Work with Groups, Adelphi University Faculty Research Grant.
2006-2009: Principal Investigator/Coordinator, Global Group Work: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Examination and Enhancement of Professional Education for Social Work with Groups, Funded by the International Association of Schools of Social Work to Adelphi University School of Social Work.
2004-2007: Program Evaluator, Youth Serve, Evaluation of Program, Funded by the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to Builders for the Family and Youth, NY.
2004-2008: Program Evaluator, Investigators to Investors: Building and Keeping Competent Child Protective Service Professionals, Funded by the US Children’s Bureau to Adelphi University School of Social Work.
2002-2007: Program Evaluator, Values-Based After School Activities to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy, Evaluation of Federal Demonstration Project, Funded by the US Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention to Builders for Family and Youth, Brooklyn, NY.
2002-Present: Principal Investigator and Research Team Member, Analysis of the Impact of Funding on Housing Plus Services Programs, Funded by McArthur Foundation and other sources to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, DC.
2004-2005: Principal Investigator, Collaboration in Action Evaluation: Connecting Community Based Practitioners and University Based Evaluators, Faculty Research, Adelphi University.
2003-2004: Principal Investigator, Enhancing Social Worker’s Use of Focus Group Methods, Faculty Research, Adelphi University.
1999-2002: Co-Principal Investigator, Boys and Girls Republic: Three Year Case Study of the Integration of Girls in a Traditionally Male Institution, Funded by the Ford Foundation to Henry Street Settlement.
1999-2002: Proposal Developer, Assisted Living Residents in an Urban Environment: A Longitudinal Study, Proposal for multi-site, longitudinal study by Fordham University Ravazzin Center for Social Work Research in Aging in collaboration with Health Advocates for Older People and Aging in America, NYC.
1998-2003: Principal Investigator, Collaboration to Assess Outcomes in Maternity and Early Childhood Programs, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn.
1998: Research Consultant, Evaluating Outcomes of Mentoring Training Program, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City.
1997-1998: Program Evaluator, Intermediate School 292 SP3ARK Program Implementation Study and Action Plan, New York Academy of Sciences.
1997: Program Evaluator/External Site Visitor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY.
1996: Research Consultant, Evaluating Students’ Generalist Practice Experience in Field Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1994-1996: Project Associate, Evaluation of Phipps Community Development Corporation Programs at Mapes Court and Crotona Park West, Phipps Houses Community Study, Bronx, NY.
1993-1995: Principal Investigator, Project ReNEW: Alumni Study and Action Research Project, Non-Traditional Employment for Women, NY.
Butterfield, A. & Cohen, C.S., Editors -- Manuscript Accepted for 2016 Publication (2016). Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration.
Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.
Cohen, C.S., Gimein, T., Kollar, S., & Bulin, T., Editors (2010). Real Cases: Integrating Child Welfare Practice Across the Social Work Curriculum, (Including Ongoing Updates).
NY, NY: New York City Social Work Education Consortium.
Cohen, C.S., Phillips, M., Hanson, M., Editors (2009). Strength and diversity in social work with groups: Think group.
New York, NY: Routledge.
Wayne, J. & Cohen, C.S. (2001). Group work education in the field.
Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.
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Cohen, C.S., Butterfield, A.K., Collins, M., Kim, C., Lawrence, L.A., Moldovan, V., Szto, P. (Manuscript Accepted) (2016). Promising principles for social work educators in international collaborations. In A.K. Butterfield & C.S. Cohen (Eds.). Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration.
Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.
Cohen, C.S. & Altman, J.C (Manuscript Accepted) (2016). Experiences of Fulbright Specialist Scholars in international social work collaboration. In A.K. Butterfield & C.S. Cohen (Eds.). Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration.
Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.
Butterfield, A.K. & Cohen, C.S. (Manuscript Accepted) (2016). Introduction. In A.K. Butterfield & C.S. Cohen (Eds.). Practicing as a Social Work Educator in International Collaboration.
Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.
Crowshoe, E. R., Muskat, B. , Berteau, G., Rimkiene, J. V., Prinsloo, R., Cohen, C. S. (2015). Global group work: The future of social group work internationally. In W. Pelech, K. Ring and S. LaRocque, (Eds.). Unity in diversity: Embracing the spirit of group work.
(pp. 3-19.). London, United Kingdom: Whiting and Birch, Ltd.
Cohen, C.S. (2013). Internationalizing generalist social work practice
. In Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (Eds.). On Line: Resources for Global Learning/Online Modules for Teaching Across the Curriculum.
(pp. web). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.
Cohen, C.S. (2012). Generalist Social Work Practice Teaching Guide AND Introduction
. In C.S. Cohen, T. Gimein, S. Kollar & T. Bulin (Eds.). Real Cases: Integrating Child Welfare Practice Across the Social Work Curriculum.
(pp. web). NY, NY: New York City Social Work Education Consortium.
Cohen, C.S. & Wayne, J (2009). Field Education. In A. Gitterman & R. Salmon (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups.
(pp. 123-124). New York, NY: Routledge.
Cohen, C.S. (2004). Clinical supervision in a learning organization. In M. Austin & K. Hopkins (Eds.). Supervision as collaboration in the human services: Building a learning culture.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Phillips, M., Cohen, C.S. & Hutton, L (2003). Group passage to the profession: The field seminar in social work education. In N. Lang, Ed. (Eds.). Social work with groups: Social justice through personal, community, and societal change.
Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Cohen, C.S. (2002). Putting principles into practice: Strategies for successful social work practice (Abstract in Spanish, Chapter in English). In M.O. Zubiri & J.H. Aristu (Eds.). Trabajo social: Cuestiones sobre el que y el como (Also published in Mobile: Social Groupwork Report, 2004 Journal of the German Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups -In English and German).
Zaragoza, Spain: Libros Certeza.
Cohen, C. S., Phillips, M., Mendez, M., Ordonez, R (2001). Sustaining strong communities in a world of devolution: Empowerment-based social services in housing settings. In R.Perez-Koenig & B. D. Rock, Eds. (Eds.). Social work in the era of devolution: Toward a just practice.
New York, NY: Fordham University Press.
Cohen, C. S. & Pyle, R. (2000). Support groups in the lives of grandparents raising grandchildren. In C. Cox, Ed (Eds.). To grandmothers house we go, and stay.
New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co..
Phillips, M. & Cohen, C. S. (2000). Strength and resiliency themes in social work practice with groups. In E. Norman, Ed (Eds.). Resiliency enhancement: Putting the strengths perspective into social work practice.
New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Cohen, C.S. (1997). The impact of culture in social work practice with groups: The grandmothers as mothers again case study. In E.P. Congress, Ed. (Eds.). Multicultural perspectives in working with families.
(pp. 311-331). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co..
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Cohen, C.S. & Pei, Y. (2017), Professors, why did you ask us to throw out all our hopes and dreams? Social Work with Groups (40th Anniversary Special Issue: Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity), 40 (1/2)
Altman, J.C. & Cohen, C.S. (In Press) (2017), “I could not have made it without them”: Examining Trainee Cohort Perspectives on MSW Education for Public Child Welfare. Journal of Public Child Welfare
Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M.J., Garvin, C & Muskat, B. (2013), From the Guest Editors: Special issue on IASWG Standards for Social Work with Groups: Research, teaching, and practice
. Social Work with Groups, 36 (2/3),
Cohen, C.S. & Olshever, A (2013), IASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups: Development, application and evolution
. Social Work with Groups, 36 (2/3),
Cohen, C.S., Doel, M., Wilson, M., Quirke, D., Ring, K..A., Abbas, S.R (2012), Global group work: Honouring processes and outcomes. Groupwork, 22 (1),
78-98 (Also published as a book chapter in: A. Begart, S. Simon & M. Doel, (Eds.), Honoring our roots, Nurturing our growth, (pp. 107-127). London, England: Whiting & Birch Ltd.).
Cohen, C.S., Mulroy, E., Tull, T., Bloom, C.C., & Karnas, F. Jr (2007), Integrating services for older adults in housing settings. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49 (1/2), 145-164.
Cohen, C.S., Mulroy, E., Tull, T., White, C., Crowley, S. (2004), Housing plus services: Supporting vulnerable families in permanent housing. Child Welfare, LXXXIII (5), 509-528.
Forgey, M.A., Cohen, C.S. & Chazin, R (2003), Surviving translation: Teaching the essentials of foundation social work practice in Vietnam. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 23 (1/2), 147-166.
Chazin, R., Hanson, M., Cohen, C.S. & Grishayeva, I. (2002), Sharing knowledge and skills: Learning from training school-based practitioners in Ukraine. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 22 (3/4), 89-101.
Cohen, C.S., Phillips, M.H. & Chierchio, M. (2001), How are we doing? Agency/university collaboration for outcome assessment. Advances in Social Work Practice, 2 (1), 12-25.
Forgey, M.A., Cohen, C.S., Berger, S. & Chazin, R. (2000), Outsiders on the inside: Reflections on social work teaching in Vietnam. Reflections, 6 (4), 5-17.
Cohen, C.S. (1998), Building field instructor’s skills in planning and supervising group assignments. Journal of Teaching in Social Work., 16 (2), 99-114.
Cohen, C. S. & Phillips, M. (1997), Building community: Principles for social work practice in housing settings (Also published as Book Chapter in: P.L. Ewalt, E. M. Freeman & D. L. Poole, Eds. (1998). Community building: Renewal, well being, and shared responsibility. Wash.DC: NASW Press). Social Work, 42 (5), 471-481.
Cohen, C.S. (1995), Making it happen: From great idea to successful support group program (Also published as a Book Chapter in: M..J. Galinsky & J.H. Schopler, Eds. (1995). Support groups: Current perspectives on theory and practice. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press.). Social Work with Groups, 18 (1), 67-80.
Cohen, C.S. (1994), What culturally diverse students say about emotion:An exploratory study (Also published in: Keys, P.R. Ed.(1994). School social workers in the multicultural environment. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press). Journal of Multicultural Social Work., 3 (1), 113-124.
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Cohen,C.S. (2016, March). Building alliances between self-help groups and social workers. China Research Centre, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Cohen, C.S. (2016, March). International Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups: A tool for navigation. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
Cohen, C.S. (2014, October). Team Building in STEM Collaboratives. California State University Chancellor's Office, Oakland, CA.
Garvin, C., Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M. & Muskat, B (2014, June). Next Steps in Exploring Processes and Concepts of Mutual Aid. International Association for Social Work with Groups Symposium, Calgary, Canada.
Cohen, C.S. (2014, March). Workshop on Social Group Work: Strategies to Enrich Teaching and Practice. National Association of Professional Social Workers in India, Pune, India.
Tully, G, Clements, J., Cohen, C.S. & Smith, M. (2013, November). IASWG: Advocating For Group Work Content in MSW and BSW Education. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Cohen, C.S. (2013, October). GPS for Group Work: Finding Your Way with Group Work Standards in Practice, Field Instruction, Supervision and Education. International Association of Social Work with Groups, Long Island Chapter, Garden City, NY.
Olsen, J., Abell, N., Cohen, C.S. & Banerjee, M.M. (2012, November). Resources for global learning: Introducing online modules for teaching across the curriculum. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.
Cohen, C.S. (2011, January). Social work education and field instruction: Perspectives on group work practice. Department of Social Work, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, India.
Cohen, C.S. (2011, January). Group work’s place in disaster response: Principles for international practice. Katherine A. Kendall Institute Session on Empowerment and Sustainable Development in the Aftermath of Disaster. International Consortium for Social Development Consortium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Cohen, C.S., Mathiesen, S.G., Gammonley, D, & Bediako, A. (2010, October). Internationalizing social work education: Exploring integrative approaches across the curriculum. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M., Muskat, B. & Olshever, (2010, June). A. Les standards de pratique de l'AASWG pour le service social des groupes: Une réflexion interculturelle/AASWG Standards for Practice for Social Work with Groups: A Cross Cultural Think Tank. AASWG International Symposium, Montreal, Canada.
Cohen, C.S. (2010, March). Humor and resiliency in social work: Touchstones for professional practice. Social Work Recognition Day, Self Help Community Services, New York, NY.
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Handbidge, A., Gianino, M. & Cohen, C.S. (2016). Integrating problem-based and case-method teaching in social group work education. In Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Cohen, C.S., Howard, A., Abbas, S. R. & Irizarry, C. (2016). Groupwork’s role in achieving the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. In World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Seoul, Korea, Republic of.
Muskat, B., Cohen, C.S., Garvin, C.D., Macgowan, M.J., Pelech, W. & Roy, V. (2016). Stories of mutual aid. In International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) Symposium. New York, NY.
Cohen, C.S., Gatenio-Gabel, S., Kim, C. & Bragin, M. (2015). International partnerships: Crossing distances and disciplines. In US Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.
Cohen, C.S., McGee, K., Nau, E. & Howard, A. (2015). Identifying and Promoting Group Work Strategies in Actualizing the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. In International Association for Social Work with Groups. Chapel Hill, NC.
Cohen, C.S. & Tully, G (2014). How group work knowledge and skills inform academic and organizational leadership. In US Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Tampa, Fl.
Cohen, C.S., Balakrishnan, G., Dudley, C., Pemberton, L., Shaari, A. & Zahn, M. (2014). Strengthening alliances among self-help groups and professional partners. In 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference: 2015 and Beyond, Our Action Agenda. UN Headquarters, NY, NY.
Cohen, C.S., Abass, S. R. & Irizarry, C. (2014). Joining together: Special interest group on groupwork. In Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, IASSW, IFSW, & ICSW. Melbourne, Australia.
Cohen, C.S. & Deng. S. (2014). Being and working together: Collaboration to expand social work with groups in Beijing, China. In Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, IASSW, IFSW, & ICSW. Melbourne, Australia.
Doel, M., Cohen, C.S., Muskat, B., Crowshoe, R., Rimkine, S. & Prinsloo, R (2014). Global group work plenary: The future of social group work. In International Association for Social Work with Groups Symposium. Calgary, Canada.
Cohen, C.S., Mondros, J. & Shaari, A (2014). Self help groups and social work professionals: Rebuilding bridges and renewing partnerships. In Third International Conference on Practice Research. New York, NY.
Cohen, C.S., Macgowan, M., Garvin, C., Muskat, B., Kirwan, G. & Swifach, J. (2013). The IASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups: Celebrating the Special Issue of Social Work with Groups. In IASWG International Symposium on Social Work with Groups. Boston, MA.
Cohen, C.S., Balakrishnan, G, Mondros, J.B., Huss, E., Kelly, T.B., Lit, S.W. & Spelters, S. (2012). Rethinking alliances between self help groups and social workers. In IFSW/IASSW/ICSW World Congress: Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact. Stockholm, Sweden.
Cohen, C.S. & Kelly, T.B. (2012). Experiences of groupwork for action and impact: Special interest group for World Conference participants. In IFSW/IASSW/ICSW World Congress: Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact. Stockholm, Sweden.
Cohen, C.S. & Lo Re, A. (2012). Focus group research in social work: Twenty year review and challenge for group work. In AASWG International Symposium on Social Work with Groups. Garden City, NY.
White, R., Cronin, B., Tull, T. & Cohen, C.S. (2012). Partnering for change: Housing solutions for child welfare. In person session and webinar. In 18th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Washington, DC.
Cohen, C.S., Altman, J.C. & Chernack, P.I. (2011). Powerful groups: Case studies of effective cohort models in social work education. In Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Cohen, C.S. & Spelters, S. (2011). Special interest group for people involved in grouwork to build sustainable societies through the collaboration of citizens. In United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Conference. Bonn, Germany.
Macgowan, M., Cohen, C.S., Muskat, B., McArdle, L. & Leeman, D.G. (2011). Are you on board with the AASWG Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups? A workshop on enhancing teaching and training. In AASWG International Symposium of Social Work with Groups. Long Beach, CA.
Cohen, C.S. & Lo Re, A. (2011). Group work’s place in disaster response: Principles for international practice. In AASWG International Symposium of Social Work with Groups. Long Beach, CA.
Cohen, C.S., Balakrishnan, G. & Mondros, J. (2011). Rethinking values and strategic alliances between self help groups and social workers. In International Consortium for Social Development. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Cohen, C.S., (2010). When, where, and how do professional practitioners become supervisors? In Sixth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Cohen, C.S. (2014). Book Review - Groups: Gateways to Growth, edited by G. J. Tully,, K. Sweeny, & S. Palombo. edited by G. J. Tully,, K. Sweeny, & S. Palombo. Social Work with Groups, 37 (3). 262-264.
Honors and Accomplishments
2012 Fulbright Specialist Grantee, in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Founder and Coordinator of Global Group Work Project Network and Website: www.globalgroupworkproject.wordpress.com
2012 Visiting Scholar, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou and Peking University, Beijing, China
2011 Sabbatical research, (partially funded by Adelphi University Faculty Grant), primarily focused on international social work with groups, Spring 2011:
Visiting Social Work Educator and Collaborating Partner, Department of Social Work, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia.
Visiting Social Work Educator and Collaborating Partner, Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
Visiting Social Work Educator and Collaborating Partner, Nirmala Nikiten College of Social Work, Mumbai,India.
Visiting Social Work Educator and Collaborating Partner, Department of Social Work, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi,India
2008 Visiting Social Work Educator, International Considerations in Social Work with Groups & Issues in Public Regulation of the Social Work Profession, National University of Lesotho and Lesotho Association of Social Workers, Roma & Maseru, Lesotho.
2005 Visiting Professor, Organizational Context of Social Work Practice, Flinders University,
1998-1999 Training Consultant, USAID Chernobyl Childhood Illness Program, USAID/Ukraine.
1997 Visiting Professor and Curriculum Consultant, Generalist Social Work Practice with
Individuals, Families, and Groups, Open University, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.
POLICY AND EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND REVIEWER ASSIGNMENTS
2006-Present Editorial Board Member, Groupwork, Journal published in the United Kingdom
2011 - Present Reviewer, The Clinical Supervisor
2011 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Education
2010 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Social Work with Groups
National Low Income Housing Coalition
1999-Present Member, Housing + Services Committee
2003-2009 Member, Research Advisory Committee
International Association for Social Work with Groups (formerly AASWG)
2013 Chair, Special Projects and Research Committee (SPARC)
2011-Present Co-Chair, Commission on Group Work in Social Work Education
& Board Member
2010-Present Member, 34th International Symposium Planning Committee
2001-2004, 2007-2010 Member, Board of Directors.
2008-Present Member, Practice Committee & Social Work Education Commission
1999-2002 Symposium Chairperson, XXIV International Symposium (October, 2002).
1992-1993 Chairperson, Hospitality Committee; Member, Planning Committee; Member, Abstract Committee, XV Annual Symposium
Council on Social Work Education
2012-Present Member, Global Commission
2010-Present Co-Chair, Group Work Track, CSWE Annual Program Meeting
2009-Present Member, Council on Global Learning, Research and Practice
2006-2008 Member, Council on Practice Methods and Specializations
2001-Present Abstract Reviewer for Annual Program Meeting
National Association of Social Workers
2007-2009 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Social Work Supervision
2000-2002 Delegate, 2002 National Delegate Assembly
2000-2003 Member, Community Development Policy Statement Development Team.
1997-1999 Delegate, 1999 National Delegate Assembly
Member, Continuing Competence & Housing Policy Statement Teams
1994-1998 Region II Representative on the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification. 1992-1994 Member, Nomination Committee, New York City Chapter.
REGIONAL CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Administration for Children’s Services, NY
2015-Present Member, Implementation Team for the James Dumpson Scholarship Program
2012-Present Facilitator, Bronx ACS Field Instructors and Students United in Learning
2004 - 2015 Chair, NYC Consortium Curriculum Project: Real Cases Project
2011 Presenter, Wurzweiler School of Social Work Colloquium: Expanding Cultural Competence through Real Cases Project
2008, 10, 11 Facilitator and Workshop Leader, Group Work at ACS & Group Approaches to Supervision (With B. Jackson)
2006-2009 Facilitator, NYC Consortium Field Education Initiative
2002-2009 Member, Committee for Group Work at ACS
1999-2003 Consultant/Trainer: Continuous Quality Improvement Team Building, Administration for Children’s Services, Children FIRST.
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens: Consultant/Trainer
2011 Launching the Young Adult Internship Program
2008-2010 Learning from Case Experience: Content Analysis and Staff Interviews to
Understand Successful and Challenging Processes with Clients.
2007-2010 Supervisory Approaches to Enhancing Practice in Prevention Programs
2006-2007 Engagement and Service with Families
2005 Group Work Seminar
2004-2005 When the Buck Stops with You: Approaches to Professional Relationships,
Management and Team Building
2003-2004 Entry, Engagement, and Intervention: Serving Clients through an Integrated Service Delivery System
2002-2004,2007 Best Practices in Supervision & Supervisory Retreat Program
1992 Group Services Seminar
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City: Consultant/Trainer
2005 Working through Loss
2003 Successful Group Mentoring Programs
2002 Looking for Answers and Solutions Post 9/11
2001 Coping in Crisis: Helping You and Your Clients to Heal
1998-2002 Closure Issues: Endings in Youth-Volunteer Relationships
New York Academy of Sciences
1998-2005 Judge, Social Science Projects, New York Academy of Sciences’ Expo.
1997-2001 Advisory Board Member, SP3ARK Program
1997 Consultant/Trainer: Building Teams for Institutional Innovation
PUBLIC PROTECTION AND LICENSING
Social Work Board of New York State
2004-2006 Chair, Licensure Committee
2002-2004 Chair, Social Work Board of New York State
2001-2002 Vice Chair of the Board
2000-2002 Chair, Practice Committee of the Board
1997-2006 Member, Social Work Board of New York State
Association for Social Work Boards
2001-2003 Member, Practice Analysis Task Force
Community and Corporate Leadership
2013-Present: Board Member, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Neighborhood Services
2011-Present: Board Member, Partnering for Change: The National Institute for Innovative Strategies to Combat Family Homelessness and Poverty
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) New York State License Number 31520.
Member,Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), National Association of Social Workers.