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Carol Tosone
Associate Professor of Social Work
(212) 998-5976

Areas of Expertise

Trauma and women’s issues


Carol Tosone is an associate professor of social work and recipient of the NYU
Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Tosone, who joined the NYU Silver School of
Social Work faculty in 1993, is a Distinguished Scholar in Social Work in the National
Academies of Practice in Washington, DC. In 2007, Dr. Tosone was selected for a
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award for teaching and research at the Hanoi University
of Education in Vietnam. She also taught as Distinguished Visiting Lydia Rappaport
Professor at Smith College for Social Work in 2004. Dr. Tosone completed her
psychoanalytic training at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, where she
was the recipient of the Postgraduate Memorial Award.

Prior to her appointment at NYU, Dr. Tosone was an assistant professor of social
work in psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
She is editor-in-chief of the Clinical Social Work Journal and serves on the editorial
boards of Social Work in Mental Health, Social Work in Health Care, Psychoanalytic
Social Work, Psychoanalytic Perspectives
, and the online journal Beyond the Couch.

Dr. Tosone is also the author of numerous professional articles and book chapters,
and co-editor of two books Love and Attachment: Contemporary Issues and
Treatment Considerations
and Doing More with Less: Using Long-term Skills in
Short-term Treatment
. She has also served as the executive producer and writer of
educational and community service media, including Why Am I Here?: Engaging the
Reluctant Client; Feel Free to Feel Better: FEMA Trauma Training
; and Rewarding
Challenges: Social Work with Older Adults
. Dr. Tosone has been quoted or cited in
many newspapers and magazines as an expert on trauma, and women’s issues. Since
joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Tosone has delivered over 100 professional papers and
presentations in academic, medical, and mental health settings in the United States,
as well as international venues in Asia, Europe, and South America.