Research Lecture Series

The PhD Program Research Lecture Series is a unique learning opportunity that emphasizes the acquisition of specific research knowledge, skills, and competencies. With its academic focus, the lecture series exposes doctoral students to a range of substantive, methodological, and statistical topics identified by doctoral students themselves as areas where additional training is needed. The overall aim of the series is to enhance the research training of current Silver School of Social Work doctoral students while also providing early research opportunities to other NYU graduate students.

Presenters at the series include senior NYU Silver faculty as well as other renowned researchers from NYU and beyond. Current doctoral students may also present their research through “science chats,” allowing them to contribute to the DPRLS while gaining valuable presentation experience. PhD Program Research Lecture Series workshops are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

The PhD Program has scheduled the following presentation for Fall 2018:

Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials and a Qualitative Study in Practice Settings: Methods for Investigating Treatment Approaches for Domestic Violence Offenders

Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 - 1:30 PM

1 Washington Square North, The Parlor

With Presenters:

Linda G. Mills, PhD, JD, MSW  - Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor; Professor of Social Work, Public Policy and Law; Executive Director, Center on Violence and Recovery; Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life

Briana Barocas, PhD - Research Associate Professor; Director of Research, Center on Violence and Recovery

Jessamin Cipollina, MA - NYU Steinhardt PhD Student and Center on Violence and Recovery Research Assistant

Yangjin Park, MSW - NYU Silver PhD Student and Center on Violence and Recovery Research Assistant

Rei Shimizu, MSW - NYU Silver PhD Student and Center on Violence and Recovery Research Assistant

Sejung Yang, MSW - NYU Silver PhD Student and Center on Violence and Recovery Research Assistant

Talk Description: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard in social work research. This presentation will detail the experience of the research team in developing and implementing randomized research designs to investigate empirical questions in practice settings focusing on treatment approaches for domestic violence offenders. Using case examples from two National Science Foundation-funded RCTs and a National Institute of Justice-funded qualitative study to complement one of the RCTs the presenters from NYU Silver's Center on Violence and Recovery will present the methods employed and findings. The studies involved university, criminal justice system, and community-based agency partnerships, and have influenced the policy and practice of social work and law in the field of domestic violence in two communities (Nogales, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah) by providing viable alternatives (a restorative justice approach called Circles of Peace) to traditional approaches to treating domestic violence (Batterer Intervention Programs).