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Meredith O'Boyle MSW , LCSW | meo224@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer

Meredith O’Boyle, LCSW is the Vice President of Behavioral Health at the Bailey House Behavioral Health Center, located in Harlem. Bailey House is one of the oldest AIDS services organizations in the country providing housing and support services to infected and affected clients throughout the city and the Behavioral Health Center is a recent addition to the programming offered for both HIV positive and non-HIV positive individuals. 

As the Vice President, Ms. O’Boyle is responsible for the financial and clinical management as well as quality assurance of all clinical services provided by the Behavioral Health Center and to ensure compliance with State regulations. 

Ms. O’Boyle received her Maters degree from New York University School of Social Work in 2003 and she obtained her license in clinical social work in 2007. Ms. O’Boyle has worked as an adjunct lecturer and field advisor at New York University School of Social Work since 2006.

Joseph O'Callaghan BA, MSW, LCSW | jfo242@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
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Joseph O'Callaghan, LCSW, is the department chair for social work in the Stamford, Connecticut, Public Schools. He supervises a staff of 30 social workers and provides consultation and support to the school district around children's mental health, family engagement, therapeutic education, and crisis intervention, as well as developing programs to support the social and emotional needs of the students and their families in the school district.  He also maintains a small private practice.

His areas of interest include: school social work, the collaboration between schools and mental health providers, race, ethnicity and power in schools, trauma-informed communities and schools, supervision, and the training of interns.

Joseph is also interested in spirituality and, in particular, how contemplative practice can be a protective factor for victims of violence.

He earned his MSW from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work in 1991 and also received a diploma of advance studies in educational leadership in 2000.

Elizabeth O'Connor | eof2@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Margaret O'Donoghue MSW, LCSW, PhD | mod2007@nyu.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Margaret O'Donoghue is a behavioral and academic consultant in Newark Public Schools, New Jersey. She provides trainings to school personnel across the district, and in-class consultations on issues affecting students and families in grades Pre-K through 12.

Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity, interracial families, parenting, and school social work.

Dr. O'Donoghue's published work is focused on white mothers of biracial children. She has also presented at numerous conferences and workshops on topics including: The White therapist; Race, power and privilege in the clinical relationship, Social Worker's role in the school setting and White mothers of Interracial children; and Negotiating the borders of race, ethnicity and culture.

Dr. O'Donoghue earned a B.Soc.Sc. from University College Dublin, Ireland, her

MSW from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work (concentration in community organizing) and her PhD in clinical social work from New York University (2000).

Select Publications:

O’Donoghue, M. (2005). White mothers negotiating race and ethnicity in the mothering

of biracial, black-white adolescents. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 14 (3&4).

O’Donoghue, M (2004) Racial identity in white mothers of biracial children. Affilia;

Journal of Women and Social Work. 19, (1).

Denis O'Keefe MSW, PhD (ABD), LCSW | djo212@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer

Denis O’Keefe practices individual and family psychotherapy in Highland Falls, New York, at the Family Resource Center, where he is the clinical director. He is a consultant for the Orange County Department of Mental Health providing forensic mental health evaluations for the Orange County Family Court. He has extensive experience in the fields of child welfare and child mental health within the New York City and surrounding areas.

Dr. O’Keefe regularly teaches in the practice and policy areas at the Silver School of Social Work, including the courses Clinical Practice with Children and Social Welfare Policy and Programs. He has also taught Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families. 

Dr. O’Keefe’s primary research interest is in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to study paradoxical social policy outcomes. His work seeks to integrate theories of individual and group behavior with classical models of social policy analysis to understand latent aspects of policy development, enactment, and implementation across a range of social justice issues.

He is the sitting president of the International Psychohistorical Association and active member in the Psychohistory Forum.

Dr. O’Keefe received his MSW from NYU where he is currently an ABD PhD candidate at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Select Publications:

O’Keefe, Denis J. (2012).  The Politics of Identity:
Immigration policy post 9/11.  Paper presented at the 35th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention, New York University, NY.

O’Keefe, Denis J. (2011).  Psychohistory and social work:
Implications for graduate social work training.  Paper presented at the 34th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention, Fordham University, NY.

O’Keefe, Denis J. (2010).  The role of world view challenges
in the resistance to meaningful healthcare reform. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention, Fordham University, NY.

O’Keefe, Denis J. (2009).  The American health care system and the politics of sacrifice. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention, Fordham University, NY.

O’Keefe, Denis J. (2007).  Locating the social self in the individual. Paper presented at the 30th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Convention, New York University, NY.

Moriamo Odunsi | lola.odunsi@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Ojakian | eo8@nyu.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Olatunde Olusesi PhD, LCSW | oo231@nyu.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Olatunde Olusesi teaches Social Welfare Programs and Policies I and II at the Silver School of Social Work. He is an administrative staff analyst with NYC Children’s Services, where he has worked variously in child protection, family preservation, advocacy, child evaluation, and staff training since 1992.  

In addition to his current administrative staff analyst duties, he manages Project Stay, which trains social work interns to provide emotional support, advocacy, psycho-education, and other services to foster youth, especially those who go missing from foster care.

A co-founder of the Nigerian Social Workers Association of USA and a community organizer, Dr. Olusesi has participated in capacity building for social workers in Nigeria and in the NYU Study Abroad Program in Ghana. He also teaches advanced social work micro practice courses at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Olusesi earned a BA (1st Class Honors) in English studies from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; an MSW from Stony Brook University; and a PhD in clinical social work from NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Susan Oppenheim | so316@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
Tanzilya Oren | to24@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Victoria Osborne Ph.D., MSW | vo7@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer
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Dr. Osborne is currently adjunct faculty, and consulting on research projects in her field of substance abuse and behavioral healthcare integration in primary care.

Her field of research and clinical interest is substance misuse, with a particular focus on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) within primary care settings. For the past six years, she has focused on training social work students, nursing students and medical residents to use the skills of motivational interviewing for health behavior change , integrating SBIRT training into their curricula. She has an interest in understanding how these students then apply their learning to their practices, including the challenges and promoting factors related to implementing SBIRT into healthcare settings.

Osborne, V.A., Benner, K., Sprague, D.J., and Cleveland, I. (2013). Simulating real life: enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention education for social work students. In press, Journal of Social Work Education.

PUBLICATIONS
Osborne, V.A., Benner, K., Sprague, D.J., and Cleveland, I. (2013). Simulating real life: enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention education for social work students. In press, Journal of Social Work Education. 
    
Osborne, V.A., Benner, K. (2012). Utilizing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in Social Work Education: Teaching Prospective Social Work Practitioners to Assess Substance Use. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), e37-e38. 
    
Pollio, D.E., North, C.S., Hudson, A.M., Hong, B., Osborne, V.A., McClendon, J.B. (2012) Psychoeducation responsive to families: two decades of development and translation of a multifamily group model. Psychiatric Annals, 42(6), 228-35.

Hadiza Ladidi Osuji | hlo1@nyu.edu
Adjunct Lecturer