PhD, Adelphi University (2007)
MSW, Adelphi University (1995)
BA, The George Washington University (1981)
Advanced Social Work Practice With Individuals In Family Contexts
Field Instruction I
Field Instruction I Extended
Field Instruction II
Field Instruction II Extended
Field Instruction III
Field Instruction III Extended
Field Instruction IV
Field Instruction IV Extended
Foundations Of Social Work Practice I
Foundations Of Social Work Practice II
Stress,Crisis,Trauma And Coping
I am especially interested in teaching courses in social work practice and human behavior. My philosophy on teaching is to offer a variety of modalities (e.g. power point and lecture, class discussion, literature and film, experiential group activities) to stimulate critical thinking and simultaneously address the learning needs of a diverse student body.
My research is focused on the complex psychosocial issues confronting contemporary families, especially families formed with advanced medical technology and third party assistance.
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Berger, R., & Paul, M.S. (2015), Teaching cultural aspects of trauma practice in a study abroad immersion course: Challenges and strategies. International Social Work, DOI:1177/0020872815611198,
Paul, M.S. & Berger, R. (2014), Eleven days in Israel: A unique and innovative experience in teaching trauma practice. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 20 (1),
Berger, R. & Paul, M.S. (2014), Plurality of methodologies to bridge the gap between research and practice: A case study in infertility research
. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 15 (1),
Berger, R., Paul, M.S. & Henshaw, L.A. (2013), Women's experience of infertility: A multisystemic perspective. Journal of International Women's Studies, 14 (1),
Paul, M.S. (2013), How university-community partnerships transformed a school of social work extension site into a center for career-long learning
. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 19 (3),
Lane, S.L., Altman, J.C., Goldberg, G.S., Kagatho, N.,K., Palley, E., and Paul, M. (2012), Inspiring and training students for social action: Renewing a needed tradition. Journal of Teaching In Social Work, 32 (5), 532-549.
Frith, L.J., Blyth, E.D., Paul, M.S., Berger, R. (2011), Conditional embryo relinquishment: Choosing to relinquish embryos for family building through a Christian. Human Reproduction, 26 (12), 3327-3338.
Berger, R. & Paul, M.S. (2011), Using e-mail for family research. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29, 197-211.
Blyth, E.D., Frith, L.J., Paul, M.S. & Berger, R. (2011), Embryo relinquishment for family-building: How should it be conceptualized. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 25 (2), 260-285.
Paul, M.S., Berger, R., Blyth, E.D., Frith, L.J. (2010), Relinquishing frozen embryos for conception by infertile couples. Families, Systems & Health, 28 (3), 255-273.
Paul, M.S., Berger, R., Berlow, N., Figlerski, L., Gardner, S. Malave, A., Rovner-Ferguson, H. (2010), Postraumatic growth and social support in individuals with infertility. Human Reproduction, 25, 133-141.
Berger, R. & Paul, M.S. (2008), Family secrets and family functioning. Family Process, 47, 553-566.
Paul, M.S. & Berger, R. (2007), Topic avoidance and family functioning in families conceived with donor insemination. Human Reproduction, 22, 2566-2571.
Paul, M.S. (2012, February). Modern Family: From donor insemination to embryo relinquishment. New York State Society for Clinical Social Work - Metripolitan Chapter, Family Practice Section Monthly Meeting, New York, N.Y..
Berlow, N., Gabay, R., Galst, J., & Paul, M.S. (2009, May). Double jeopardy: Coping with infertility & pregnancy loss. Regional Educational Dinner Meeting of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, New York, N.Y..
Paul, M.S. (2008, May). Healing interventions for couples following perinatal loss. Perinatal Bereavement Program - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y..
Paul, M.S. (2007, October). Marriage & gender differences: Understanding how men and women grieve differently and how these differences impact their relationship. Perinatal Bereavement Program - North Shore University Hospital.
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Paul, M.S., Lane, S.R., Pickens, S., & Tusiani-Eng, P. (2015). School-wide social action: From identifying a theme to implementing a program. In Annual conference of the New York State Social Work Education Association. Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Berger, R., & Paul, M.S. (2015). Immersion study abroad for teaching social work: An educational frontier. In Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Downtown Sheraton Denver and Crown Plaza Denver Downtown, Denver, CO.
Paul, M.S. (co-organizer and co-chair) (2014). Best practices with LGBTQI youth and families in a changing landscape. The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY.
Paul, M.S. (lead organizer and co-chair) (2014). Healing the military and Veteran community through advancing traditional and innovative mental health treatments. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Paul, M.S. (lead organizer and co-chair) (2013). Essential knowledge for best practices with LGBTQI populations in a changing landscape. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Paul, M.S. (2013). An integrated model for infertility treatment. In Bridging the Research and Practice Gap: A Symposing on Critical considerations, Successes and Emerging Ideas.. University of Houston, Houston, TX.
Paul, M.S. (2012). Chairperson & Co-Facilitator. In Clinical Preparedness for Social Work Practice With Military Families. The Poughkeepsie Grand, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Henshaw, L., Paul, M.S., Berger, R. (2012). Breaking the barriers: Women's lived experience of infertility from a multiple systemic perspective. In Annual Conference of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. Little Rock, AK.
Paul, M.S., Berger, R., Blyth, E.D., Frith, L.J. (2012). Relinquishing embryos for family building: What's in a name? In Annual Conference of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. Little Rock, AK.
Paul, M.S. (2011). Chairperson & Co-Facilitator. In Social Work Practice With Veterans Through the Life Span:. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y..
Lane, S.L., Palley, E., and Paul, M. (2011). Inspiring and training students for social action: Renewing a needed tradition. In Social Welfare Alliance. Washington, D.C..
Kelly, D. and Paul, M.S. (2011). Optimizing service delivery through asset-based community assessment in the perinatal networks. In Workgroup Symposium of the Hudson Valley Perinatal Networks. Poughkeepsie, New York.
Paul, M.S., Berlow, N., Gardner, S. & Rovner-Ferguson, H. (2009). Infertillity: From crisis to trauma to posttraumatic growth. In The Annual Conference of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. Philadelphia, Penna.
Goldberg, G.S., Barasch, N. & Paul, M.S. (2007). Social action on the run: A doable project for social work students. In The Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. San Francisco, Calif..
Paul, M.S. & Berger, R. (2007). Topic avoidance and family functioning in families with young adult children conceived with donor insemination. In The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Washington, D.C..
Manuscript reviewer: Human Reproduction, 2010.
Member of dissertation committee for Marni Rosner, DSW, University of Pennsylvania, May 2012.
Member of National Association of Social Workers, 1994- Present
Member of National Association of Perinatal Social Workers, 1997 - Present
Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine - Mental Health Professional Group, 2004-Present
Professional Member of Resolve - The National Infertility Association, 2004- Present
Board Member of NYS Social Work Education Association, 2012 - Present
Ad-hoc reviewer - The Israel Science Foundation 1-2013-5-2014
Member of Women's Mental Health Consortium, 7-2014 to Present.
Community and Corporate Leadership
Member of Social Action Committee, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC, 2012 - present.
Member of Leadership Committee for Congregational-Based Community Organizing, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC, 2011
Member of Hudson Valley Perinatal Workgroup 2011.
Advisory Board Member of Dutchess County Healthy Families, 2011- Present.
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York State