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Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Helle Thorning |
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Emmy Tiderington MSW, LMSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Emmy Tiderington has taught Social Welfare Programs and Policies. She is an activist, instructor and researcher with extensive experience as a direct service provider and clinical supervisor in housing and case management services for individuals with serious mental illness.

Currently, she is a full-time Research Scientist on a National Institute of Health grant and PhD candidate at NYU Silver School of Social Work studying the provision of housing services for individuals recovering from homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse.

Select Publications:

Tiderington, E., Stanhope, V. & Henwood, B. (2013). A qualitative analysis of case managers’ use of harm reduction in practice. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44(1), 71-7.

Padgett, D.K., Smith, B.T., Henwood, B.F. & Tiderington, E. (2012). Life course adversity in the lives of formerly homeless persons with serious mental illness: Context and meaning. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82(3), 421-430.

She earned a BFA in 2002 and an MSW in 2004 from the University of Michigan. She is a recipient of the New York University Graduate Fellowship and the 2013 Silver School of Social Work Social Justice Award.


Russell Tobe |
Adjunct Lecturer
Omar Torres MSW, LMSW-NY |
Adjunct Lecturer

Omar Torres is currently working for a group private practice myTherapyNYC as a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and families. Omar Torres is a psychotherapist with over 6 years of working experience providing individual, couples and group counseling. He has worked extensively in the LGBT community, HIV population and those struggling with substance abuse. 


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Montclair State University 
MSW Clinical Social Work, Rutgers University 


LGBTQ Issues 
Substance Use 
Couples/Marriage/Family Counseling 
Interpersonal Struggles 
Motivational Interviewing 
HIV Issues 
Intersectionality (Race, gender, etc…) 

Nancy M. Tricamo |
Adjunct Lecturer
Saumya Tripathi MSW, Mphil, MSW - New York |
Adjunct Lecturer

Saumya Tripathi is a research assistant at Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC), School of Social Work, Rutgers University. Her current research focuses on study to assess the economic empowerment among the south asian immigrant women in New York and New Jersey. 
With several years of diverse experience in social work, she worked with United Nations and Women's World Banking in New York City. Her previous experiences include working in corporate social responsibility and with multiple NGOs, government institutions, marginalized communities, informal economy and cancer patients in India. 
Saumya’s areas of interest and expertise include women and gender related issues, research methodologies, social policy & planning, informal economy, international development and human rights. She is involved in a number of advocacy and leadership initiatives. She has been panelist and speaker to various events including United nations. She directed a short film on gender issues in India, acclaiming an award and wide media coverage. 
A national beauty pageant finalist and model turned social worker, Ms Saumya completed her MSW at College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan Mumbai and received her M.Phil. from Madras school of social work in Chennai where her research focused on Gender sensitivity issue.

Patricia Tucker LCSW, MSSW |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Patricia Tucker has taught a mini-course and a summer course on Gestalt psychotherapy as applied to social work practice since 2007. She has also been teaching the Integrative Practice Seminar since 2007.         

She is the former director of training and a current faculty member at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, a four-year postgraduate therapy training program. She is a consultant to the Streetwork Project, a drop-in center for homeless teens in upper Manhattan. She also maintains a private practice in Manhattan with individuals, couples, and groups. She has worked extensively in mental health settings since that time, especially in homeless housing and day treatment programs.   

Patricia brings to NYU her enthusiasm for Gestalt therapy combined with her love of social work and her commitment to bringing a social justice/anti-oppression focus to her work in every arena.         

Patrcia earned her MSSW from Columbia University in 1981, a certificate from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in 1985, and a certificate from New York Society for Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and Pscyhotherapy in 1995.