Latinx en el Área de Trabajo Social Book Launch
22 de febrero del 2022
6:00 - 7:00pm EST
¡El libro con superventas Latinx in Social Work ha sido traducido al español! Únase a nosotros para celebrar el lanzamiento oficial con nuestros invitados especiales, los autores, que compartirán sus historias que inspiran a sanar y conectar comunidades.
February 22, 2022
6:00 - 7:00pm EST
The bestselling book Latinx in Social Work has been translated into Spanish! Come join us to celebrate the official release with our special guests, the authors, who will share their stories that inspire to heal and connect communities.
This virtual event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
Ingrid McFarlane, LCSW-R
Ingrid McFarlane received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a licensed clinical social worker with the “R” psychotherapy privilege in the state of New York. Ingrid is currently employed as a pediatric oncology social worker in the Northwell Health system at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. In addition, Ingrid has a private practice working with children, adolescents, individuals, and couples in Huntington, NY.
Her clinical experience is across a variety of settings, and includes inpatient and outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, school mental health alliance, child and adolescent psychiatry, traumatic brain injury, Neuro rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, hematology/oncology, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, and emergency medicine and trauma.
Embracing her passion for group work, Ingrid has also led parent support groups for the caregivers of children with a variety of oncological diagnoses and teen groups focusing on anger management and coping skills. She has also provided clinical and administrative supervision to undergraduate and graduate social work interns and professionals. Ingrid is passionate about providing therapeutic services to individuals and groups in crisis in a culturally humble manner focusing on BIPOC and immigrant populations.
Ingrid is trilingual and can speak, read, and write in English, Spanish, and French fluently. As a result, Ingrid is passionate about providing therapy in the client’s primary language to ensure that she embraces the full cultural identity of her clients as she utilizes a holistic, strength based, person centered approach to guide her practice. She utilizes a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychoeducation, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Therapy.
Ingrid received The Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Patient/Customer Focus Award in February 2020. Erica Sandoval, MSW, LCSW, president of the NASW-NY chapter and Ingrid will be launching “E & I Consulting” in 2022.
Cindy Bautista-Thomas, PhD, LCSW, RYT
Dr. Cindy Bautista-Thomas is an innovative visionary committed to helping others tap into their hidden potential, discover their God-given gifts, and help them take inspired action towards creating the life they’ve always envisioned. She is a first- generation Dominican American who was born and raised in the Bronx. She is also a licensed clinical social worker, educator, podcast host, yoga and mindfulness instructor, author, mother, wife, master trainer, and curator of spaces of healing.
In 2017, Cindy decided to leverage her leadership, interpersonal, and facilitation skills and co-founded Velocity Visions , a company whose mission is to provide healing, transformation and impact to individuals, groups, and corporations through wellness activities, workshops, and interactive exercises that enhance personal and professional efficacy. With her larger-than-life personality, warm smile, and innate ability to help others feel comfortable, Cindy is using her God-given talents to help others find theirs. Her strong presence, passion, and professionalism makes Cindy one of the premiere trainers in the industry. She is currently a Doctoral Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at The College of Staten Island.
When she’s not transforming lives, Cindy spends her time with her family and pursuing her creative passion of writing. To learn more about Cindy and the work she does with Velocity Visions, Inc. visit their website at www.velocityvisionsinc.com.
Maria Elena Girone, MSW
Maria Girone has dedicated 50 years of her professional life to realize the above stated mission. She obtained her academic degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social work. Prior to her master’s program, she worked as a director of a public welfare office in her hometown in Puerto Rico, managing its public assistance and child welfare programs.
In 1965, she relocated to New York City, where she joined The Puerto Rican Family Institute, a very small, developing nonprofit. The Institute provided the perfect platform for the initiation and realization of her vision. Her entire career was therefore closely linked to the development of the Institute, which under her leadership became a premier, culturally competent human and health family-oriented organization. In 1982, she became regional director, and in 1986, president and CEO.
Still cognizant of her vision to create Latino based institutions, she established the Hope for Families Foundation in 1989, which aimed to become a fund development supportive organization for the Institute, thus providing a vehicle for financial stability and capital investments.
All in all, the Institute enjoyed tremendous expansion, and prosperity during her tenure. She retired at the end of 2014, leaving at her departure two solid financially strong organizations with a financial base in excess of $100 million, between capital and grants.
Investing in her profession has been a cause very close to her heart. Therefore in 2001, with the able partnership of the Social Work Association New York City Chapter the present Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund Inc was founded. In addition to the founding partners, several schools of social work and other nonprofits gave themselves the task to address the shortage of culturally competent Latino social workers in New York Social and Health systems of care. The Coalition has become a major provider of scholarships funds, thus increasing the number of social work graduates mainstreaming in our service systems.
Jessica Hardial, MA, LCSW, PhD(c)
Jessica Hardial is a bilingual clinical social worker who has over ten years of social work experience. She received her associate’s degree in liberal arts from CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College in 2011, then her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology with a minor in student services and counseling from CUNY Queens College in 2013. Shortly after, she received her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in 2016. Jessica completed her second master’s degree in human development from Fielding Graduate University in 2021.
Jessica Hardial is a School Social Worker for the NYC Department of Education, serves as an adjunct lecturer for SUNY Old Westbury, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate attending Fielding Graduate University. Jessica has a private practice, Blossoming Lotus Therapy, LCSW PLLC, where she specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ community members and their families, the foster care and adoption population, and children of immigrants. Jessica specializes in issues surrounding trauma, anxiety, and family conflict using a somatic-oriented approach. Jessica continues to enhance the social work profession by providing supervision to graduate students and post-graduate students to enhance their clinical skills in their field of practice.
Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD, MSW
Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant is Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Social Work program, and the Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in-Residence at NYU Silver. She is devoted to developing the leadership capacities of social workers for impact on the pressing social issues of our time, the intersection of race, ethnicity, and social justice, child welfare issues, and macro social work practice. Dr. Lausell Bryant’s career spans thirty-five years in youth services in both the private and public sectors. She has launched an Adaptive Leadership in Human Services Institute at NYU Silver, served as the executive director of Inwood House, a nonprofit youth agency from 2005-2014, and served as associate commissioner for the Office of Youth Development at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. She served on the NYC Panel for Education Policy and currently serves as the president of the board of the National Crittenton Foundation, which seeks to empower young women and girls. She received the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latino Social Work Coalition and has received the Distinguished Contribution to Student Engagement Award at NYU Silver. She is the co-author of A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity and Our Mutual Humanity and Social Work: A Call to Action.
Maria Lizardo, LMSW
Maria Lizardo is a proud Dominican-American who serves her community as executive director of Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), leading a team of nearly 150 attorneys, educators, social workers, counselors, organizers, advocates, and volunteers. Under her leadership, NMIC serves over 14,000 low-income immigrant community members each year, with programs to address their housing, immigration, benefits/finance, health, education/career, and holistic needs.
Her passion and talent for organizing broadens her impact; she is a leading advocate in our community, and ensures our collective voice extends to the city, state, and national level. For example, she is a founding driver of the Brides’ March to address domestic violence in the Latinx community, which has been a local rallying point for two decades, and expanded as far as Florida and the Dominican Republic.
Maria has been service-oriented her entire life, having worked at PROMESA, Inc. before joining NMIC in 1998, where she implemented numerous tenant, youth, open space, and safety programs. She earned her master of social work degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and pairs her education with her lived experiences as a Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights native. She serves as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of our immigrant community members.
Luisa Lopez, MSW
Luisa Lopez, MSW is a native of New York City and currently serves as President of the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund and Director of Social Services and Communications for The Urban Outreach Center of NYC. She has previously served as Director of Digital Media at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, chief of staff at the NYC Council, and served in the Washington, DC office of former Congressman José E. Serrano as a policy fellow with a focus on addressing community issues in the South Bronx.
In her career, she has concentrated on addressing structural challenges by developing and implementing social interventions aimed at effecting positive change at all levels of government. Additionally, Luisa has become an advocate for the increased accessibility and availability of assisted reproductive technology, as well as destigmatizing infertility in communities of color.
As president of the Latino Social Work Coalition she is a fierce advocate for increasing the number of culturally and linguistically competent social workers serving in New York City’s most vulnerable communities, as well as for the importance and value that social workers bring to all areas of public life and civic engagement.
Luisa holds B.A. in political science from the College of the Holy Cross. A social worker by training, Luisa earned her Masters of Social Work from the New York University Silver School of Social Work.
Erica P. Sandoval, LCSW, SIFI
Erica is a passionate licensed clinical therapist who is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She is committed to amplifying the voices and businesses of incredible Latinx social work leaders, who are healing and inspiring communities. She partners with organizations, universities, health care facilities, medical and corporate professionals to provide access to resources to advance teams and help employees and students thrive. Most recently, she co-founded Employee Network Allyance, a space for allyship for today and tomorrow’s employee network leaders who help each other succeed. Erica holds a Post Master’s in Clinical Adolescent Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from New York University, Silver School of Social Work. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for National Association of Social Workers NYC, the largest organization for professional social workers worldwide. She helped launch B.O.L.D, Building Organizing and Leading with Diversity. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of behavioral health, social disparities, trauma, and human development. She serves as Advisor for Latino Social Work Coalition and Prospanica NY. Her successful career earned her numerous awards. She is regularly invited to be a guest speaker, moderator and panelist by well-known organizations. Her greatest pride is raising her 21-year-old daughter, Isabella, as a single mother, who she considers her biggest teacher. As a proud immigrant from Ecuador, her passion is fueled in supporting the community she is a part of and their children. She has released her first book, Latinx in Social Work, quickly becoming a #1 Best Seller and Hot New Release under Social Work on Amazon.
Madeline Maldonado, LCSW-R
Madeline Maldonado has over twenty years of experience in program administration, clinical supervision, professional trainings, and psychotherapy. She specializes in autism evaluationsfor children and adolescents. Madeline is the president and owner of Madeline Maldonado, LCSW Consulting P.C. and is an adjunct professor and field advisor at Fordham University’s MSW Program.
Madeline has dedicated her career to seeking to improve systems and organizations that work with and service people. As a social work professor and consultant, she trains students and professionals on how to work within the current mental health system with less stress and burnout. Madeline believes in teaching and empowering her clients to be their own therapists and advocates. She confronts problems with teamwork and solution focused strategies. Kindness and humor are her trademark.
Madeline has a master’s degree from NYU Silver and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hunter College of CUNY. She is bilingual in Spanish. She is currently in plans to open a clinic practice in NYC providing psychotherapy for Latino and African American children and families and autism evaluation services.
Yurilka A. Hernandez, LCSW
Yurilka Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York (LCSW). She is the CEO and founder of Psychotherapy & Consultation Services LCSW-PLLC. She is a bilingual, bi-cultural Hispanic female with over thirteen years of extensive training and experience in the areas of mental health, cultural competency, working with immigrant families, substanceabuse disorders and providing clinical supervision.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and a graduate degree (MSW) from NYU Silver. In 2016, she completed a Post-Master’s Certificate Program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and certified middle management from the National Council for Behavioral Health 2019, and Executive Leadership for Nonprofit Organization at New York University. As part of the behavior Team at Acacia Network, the second largest Latino led not –for- profit organization in the country, her portfolio includes mental health clinics, substance abuse school-based programs, court involved youth programs and health homes.
As a field supervisor and teacher at Adelphi university school of social work, she has cultivated healthy and positive relationships with students by shaping our next line of social workers with their journey. Today Yurilka works as a senior administrator for health homes. She also participates in multiple advocacies in Washington, D.C. and Albany where she fights for her patients, fellow social workers, and the well-being of others.
Laudy Burgos, LCSW is a social work manager in the Women’s and Children’s Division at Mount Sinai Hospital. In this capacity, she supervises social work staff in the outpatient clinic, inpatient units, and the faculty practice in the OB/GYN Department. Her specialty area is the treatment of perinatal mood disorders. She is also a New York co-coordinator for Postpartum Support International and is a board member for The Perinatal Mental Health of Alliance for People of Color.
She has presented at various national and international social work conferences and is the author of “Screening for Perinatal Depression in an Inner-City Prenatal Setting” and co author of “Postpartum mood among universally screened high and low socioeconomic status patients during COVID 19 social restrictions in New York City” and “Early pregnancy mood before and during COVID-19 community restrictions among women of low socioeconomic status in New York City: a preliminary study." She also works as a consultant for several foster care agencies in New York City.
Laudy is currently on faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Columbia University School of Social Work, and NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is a graduate of the New York University Silver School of Social Work.
Rosa Maria Bramble Caballero, LCSW-R
Rosa Maria Bramble Caballero is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker who serves as founder and president of Caballero Counseling and Consulting Services. With over fifteen years of clinical experience, Rosa has specialized in the psychosocial assessment and trauma-informed treatment of immigrant populations.
She earned her master’s degree in social work from Hunter College and has completed post graduate training in family therapy, advanced trauma studies, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems, where she is a currently a member of the IFS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Advanced Training Program with the goal to bring the model to the Latinx community. Rosa conducts forensic biopsychosocial evaluations for asylum and immigration cases, and she provides expert testimony on trauma and impact of deportation on children and families. She is frequently sought after for consultation and collaboration in legal and advocacy services, maternal health, gender-based violence, unaccompanied minors, and trauma informed care.
Rosa served as the president of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers (NAPRHSW), and she was appointed to the New York City HIV Planning Council (2002-2004) by the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Rosa is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work, where she teaches several advanced clinical and practical courses, including a course on trauma-informed treatment for asylum seekers and immigrants. She also serves as board member of the Project ICI participatory community research board at Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where she helps study collaboration among HIV service providers. She founded the Venezuelan Community Support Center, Inc., to address the needs of Venezuelan refugees and Latinx survivors of trauma at all stages of migration. Rosa is frequently invited to speak and facilitate workshops at academic institutions as well as national and international conferences. She recently was a guest at the Jorge Ramos special coverage of the 20th Remembrance of 9/11, where she discussed her advocacy for the undocumented workers of Ground Zero. She has several peer-reviewed publications spanning language interpretation, trauma-informed care, HIV, program development, community violence intervention, vicarious trauma, and resilience.
Rosa has been awarded numerous honors, including the Union Square Award and the Latino Social Work Taskforce Community Service Award. She is the proud mother of two amazing adult children, Jacqueline and John, who bring joy, inspiration, and life lessons. She enjoys music, working out, travel, dance, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
About Latinx in Social Work
Created by NYU Silver Alumna Erica Sandoval, LCSW, Latinx in Social Work is a collection of personal narratives that amplifies and highlights the voices of Latinx social workers healing, leading, and inspiring while sharing their challenges and successes navigating their careers.
Latinx in Social Work is a book is about space. The space Latinx social workers take up, the spaces they create and nurture, and the spaces that have yet to exist, but are so crucial to the growth and development of Latinx social workers, mental health practitioners, executives, and professionals in all industries in this country, and beyond.