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Shibusawa
Tazuko Shibusawa
Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean, Professional Programs; Director, MSW Program
MSW, PhD
tazuko.shibusawa@nyu.edu
(212) 998-5943

Areas of Expertise

Health and mental health of older adults and their families, including Asian immigrants, women who are at risk for abuse, and older adults who struggle with substance abuse

Biography

Dr. Tazuko Shibusawa received her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Shibusawa's research focuses on the health and mental health of older adults and their families, including Asian immigrants, women who are at risk for abuse, and older adults who struggle with substance abuse. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program.

Dr. Shibusawa teaches in the MSW and doctoral programs in the area of advanced clinical practice. She has also been involved in integrating new media technology in the teaching and learning of practice skills. Dr. Shibusawa also teaches summer intensives in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Shibusawa's clinical experiences include director of social services, Keiro Nursing Home in Los Angeles, California; psychiatric social worker, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center; co-director of Counseling International in Tokyo, Japan; and mental health consultant for the World Health Organization. Dr. Shibusawa received post-graduate training in the areas family therapy, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, and trauma studies.