Dr. Carol Tosone Receives AAPCSW Lifetime Achievement Award
In recognition of her extensive scholarship and leadership in clinical and psychoanalytic social work, NYU Silver Professor Carol Tosone received the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work’s (AAPCSW) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by retired Associate Professor Theresa Aiello at a ceremony on November 11, 2023 during the AAPCSW’s Biennial Conference in Chicago.
It is a crowning honor for Dr. Tosone, an internationally respected expert on trauma, who joined NYU Silver’s faculty in 1993 and also serves as Co-Director of the School’s Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice and was Founding Director of the DSW Program in Clinical Social Work.
Dr. Tosone’s primary research interest is clinician dual exposure to trauma (also known as shared trauma), a phenomenon she has studied among those, like herself, who were practicing in lower Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those practicing in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles,” and elsewhere during similar collective catastrophic events. She has served as a consultant to Psychology Beyond Borders in Indonesia; a member of the Doctors without Borders Hurricane Sandy Mental Health Response Team; and was a consultant to UNICEF and the Afghanistan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disabled in the development of National Occupational Skills Standards for Social Work.
Since joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Tosone has delivered over 200 professional papers and presentations in academic, medical, and mental health settings in the United States as well as international venues in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. She has also served as a visiting professor at numerous universities globally.
In addition to authoring nearly one hundred articles, book chapters, and other professional publications, Dr. Tosone is the book series editor for Springer Nature’s Essential Clinical Social Work Series and is editor or co-editor of five books: Shared Trauma, Shared Resilience During a Pandemic: Social Work in the Time of COVID-19 (also translated into German); International Perspectives on Social Work and Political Conflict; Love and Attachment: Contemporary Issues and Treatment Considerations; Doing More with Less: Using Long-term Skills in Short-Term Treatment; and Contemporary Clinical Practice: The Holding Environment Under Assault.
Dr. Tosone is editor emerita of the Clinical Social Work Journal, having served for 15 years as its Editor-in-Chief. Under her leadership, the journal rose in the rankings from the 4th to the 1st quartile. She has served on the editorial boards of Social Work in Mental Health, Social Work in Health Care, Psychoanalytic Social Work, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and Smith College Studies in Social Work. She serves as a consulting reviewer to numerous other psychotherapy journals and publishers.
Among other honors she has received in her career, Dr. Tosone is a Distinguished Scholar in Social Work in the National Academies of Practice in Washington, DC, a recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, a Distinguished Lydia Rappaport Professor at Smith College School of Social Work, a recipient of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Award for teaching and research at the Hanoi University of Education in Vietnam, and a recipient of the Postgraduate Memorial Award from the the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health where she received her psychoanalytic training.