Dr. Zakheim is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her areas of expertise and interest include domestic violence, Healing Circles using restorative practices, cultural sensitivity training and working with criminal justice system to assist those dealing with domestic violence. In addition, Dr. Zakheim co-chairs the United Task Force Inc, a not-for-profit organization comprising over 50 agencies serving the NY/NJ area utilizing combined resources to address issues of child abuse and neglect (physical, emotional and sexual), issues of substance abuse and addictions and their impact on individuals and families.
Dr. Zakheim holds a PhD in Social Work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work, Post Master’s Degree from Hunter College, MSW from Yeshiva University and a BA in Psychology and Accounting from Brooklyn College.
Ms. Ziskin received her MSW from The University of Michigan in 1981 with concentrations in clinical casework and social work in the schools. Since that time she’s had over 20 years of direct practice experience in a variety of settings including out patient mental health at the Madeleine Borg Clinic at Jewish Board and Family and Children’s Services. She has worked with children and families in the area of child welfare under the late Dr.Vincent Fontana at the Crisis Nursery at the New York Foundling Hospital.
Prior to coming to NYU, she spent the past 14 years at Mount Sinai Hospital coordinating a hospital wide tubal ligation counseling and quality assurance program thru the Ob/Gyn department. She provided in-service training and consultancy to attendings, residents and primary clinics and other hospital program areas in relation to the legal, social and ethical aspects of tubal ligation. While at Mount Sinai she provided mental health counseling, clinical case management and HIV related services to patients on the Ob/Gyn service. She has experience in teaching and supervision of both medical and social work students and has served on numerous hospital committees.
Ms. Ziskin’ primary area of interest is that of women’s reproductive health. She has done presentations in this area including a poster at NASW in Washington, DC. She also has several publications. She received an Innovative Program Award from NAPSW and subsequently served on their Board of Directors as Recording Secretary until 1997.
Ms. Ziskin has been a faculty advisor for first and second year students at both the Washington Square and Westchester campuses.