Faculty Profiles

Daniel B. Kaplan

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Social Work Building Room 333
516.877.4387
516.877.4392
DKAPLAN@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

In 2015, I enthusiastically joined the faculty at Adelphi University School of Social Work. I am a clinical social worker with expertise in mental and neurological disorders.

My research includes both intervention and implementation studies that will optimize care services, clinical interventions and supportive environments for older adults with mental and neurological disorders living in the community, as well as professional development and training projects to prepare the interprofessional clinical workforce to better meet the needs of older adults and their families.

I am the former National Director of Social Services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, where I trained and supervised a team of social work clinicians, designed and managed service programs, and worked closely with program innovators from around the United States. I have also worked in an Elder Protective Services and Elder at Risk program, conducting forensic investigations and extensive interventions on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

I hold clinical social work licensure in New York and Massachusetts, as well as an NASW certification in advanced gerontological clinical social work. I earned my doctorate at Columbia University School of Social Work and held an NIMH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Geriatric Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Columbia University School of Social Work (2013)

MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work (2000)

BS-Human Development, S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (1998)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts (LICSW)

Licensed Master of Social Work, New York (LMSW)

Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology, NASW (CSW-G)

Qualified Dementia Care Specialist, Dementia Care Professionals of America (QDCS)

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