Since retiring from her tenured position as Associate Professor, Dr Theresa Aiello has continued directing the Post Master's Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Practice. She also teaches Social Theory and Clinical Practice for the DSW program at NYU Silver. Dr Aiello has continued her scholarly work on narrative, oral history, psychoanalysis and social theory. She recentedly presented her oral history project on Homesteaders of the East Village last summer 2016 at the Psychohistory conference at New York University, at the Narrative Matters Conference in Victoria, B.C. and gave a paper on teaching social theory and oral history at the Oral History Association in London. She has been an invited speaker at the AAPCSW conference scheduled for March 2017.
Dr Aiello has been consultant to many mental health agencies including the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. Her interests include the intellectual history of psychoanalysis and clinical social work. Other areas of expertise include: attachment theory, trauma and contemporary issues of child and adolescent treatment. She has also written on child treatment and on children and the arts. Dr Aiello, taught in the PhD program and MSW programs at NYU Silver. She was Chair of Human Behavior and helped to develop the Focused Learning Opportunity program in Child and Adolescent Treatment for the MSW program. Dr Aiello developed many courses including the first course in Object Relations Theory for the MSW program She co directed the Advanced Certificate in Child and Family Therapy for several years.
Dr Aiello received the New York University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000. She was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Social Work as distinguished practitioner. She also teaches at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Psychoanalytic Program.
Darren Arthur is a bilingual, English/Spanish, practitioner with expertise in oncology, palliative and end-of-life care, mental health, HIV/AIDS and LGBT clinical practice. He presents on these subjects both locally and nationally. Darren currently works as an Oncology Clinical Social Worker at Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and as a group facilitator with Gilda’s Club New York City. He has taught in the BSW, MSW and post-graduate programs at NYU SSSW, and is a Certified Field Instructor supervising MSW students. Darren has a Post-Master’s Certificate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and in 2011 was selected as a Fellow for the NYU Social Work Leadership Fellowship in Palliative and End of Life Care. In 2013 Darren was awarded the Emerging Social Work Leader Award from NASW NYC - recognizing exemplary leadership qualities, dedication, and unique commitment to the social work profession and improvement of social and human conditions. Darren sits on the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s Dean’s Advisory Council.