Adjunct Faculty

Joseph Madonia LCSW-R, CASAC |
Adjunct Lecturer
Joseph Madonia

Professor Madonia is currently the Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court where he is responsible for the implementation of policy and planning, oversight of clinical operations, management of federal grants and supervision of staff. He hosts numerous site visits to the court by international dignitaries and local and national visitors. In this role, he also developed and implemented the Brooklyn Diversion, Veterans and DWI courts. Mr. Madonia is currently the chairperson for Brooklyn Treatment Court’s Clinical Advisory Board and the Brooklyn Veterans Stakeholder Board. He also holds several committee memberships including the New York City Drug Treatment Court Regional Work Group and committees for Best Practices on Young Adults and Veterans. In September of 2009 Mr. Madonia was appointed by Governor David Patterson to sit on the New York State Board for Medical Misconduct.

Mr. Madonia is the co-developer of the Brooklyn Treatment Court Training Academy. He has conducted training for drug court practitioners through the New York State Unified Court System and the Center for Court Innovation. He has also conducted numerous workshops at the State and National levels. Mr. Madonia served on the curriculum development team for implementing veteran’s treatment courts in New York State. He is presently a certified facilitator in Moral Reconation Therapy. Mr. Madonia is a lecturer on trauma informed care for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. In addition, he serves as a trainer for the National Drug Court Institute, the National Development and Research Institutes and American University.

He also maintains a part-time private psychotherapy practice in New York City, where he treats adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Mr. Madonia has over 25 years’ experience working with the Forensic and Co-Occurring Disorders populations.

Mr. Madonia is a graduate of New York University (NYU), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.

Dr. Michelle P. Maidenberg PhD, MPH, LCSW-R, CGP |
Adjunct Lecturer
Michelle P. Maidenberg

Michelle P. Maidenberg is the President/Clinical Director of Westchester Group Works, a Center for Group Therapy in Harrison, NY where she also maintains a private practice. She is also the President and Co-Founder of “Thru My Eyes” a nonprofit 501c3 organization that offers free clinically-guided videotaping to chronically medically ill individuals who want to leave video legacies for their children and loved ones. She created the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program at Camp Shane and Shane Diet Resorts and directs and supervised the program. Dr. Maidenberg has advanced training in CBT from The Beck Institute and teaches a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy graduate course at New York University (NYU).

She is a consultant and trainer and often presents at conferences and publishes on the topics of childhood obesity, health and weight management, parenting, childhood development, socialization, general health related issues, trauma, assertiveness training, and group treatment.

Dr. Maidenberg completed Cognitive-Behavioral institute training from the Beck Institute in 2009. She earned a Master's in Public Health in 2006 from Hunter College, Urban Public Health - Community Health Education. She earned her Ph.D. in 2001 in Social Work from Yeshiva University, Wurzeiler School Of Social Work. In 1996, Dr. Maidenberg attended the Family Therapy Institute At SUNY Health Science Center At Brooklyn and earned a two-Year Postgraduate Training Certificate in Marital & Family Therapy. She also earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Social Work Administration in 1996 from Hunter College, School Of Social Work. In 1994, Dr. Maidenberg earned her Master's in Social Work from New York University, Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School Of Social Work.


Dr. Alissa Mallow MSW, DSW, LCSW, NYS |
Adjunct Lecturer
Alissa Mallow

Dr. Mallow is the Director, Social Work for the Montefiore Medical Group, Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY, an Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, and adjunct faculty at Adelphi University School of Social Work. Her professional and research interests include treatment of substance using adult survivors of childhood trauma, adult survivors of critical incidents, and provision of collaborative care in primary health care. She has published with colleagues, Blackmore, M.A., Carelton, K.E., Ricketts, S.M., Patel, U.B., Stein, D., Mallow, A., Deluca, J.P, and Chung, H. (in press). Comparison of collaborative care and colocation treatment for patients with clinically significant depression symptoms in primary care. Psychiatric Services; Dr. Mallow is on the Editorial Board of Urban Social Work and a reviewer for Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 

Marc Ross Manashil MSW, MPA |
Adjunct Lecturer
Marc Ross Manashil

Marc is a consultant and educator specializing in leadership development. His background is in global health and philanthropy, having served in director roles with an international grantmaking foundation, a medical relief organization, and an NGO preventing child mortality in West Africa. Marc studied adaptive leadership while pursuing his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2009-2010 and served as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Dean Williams. He has since facilitated numerous leadership training programs for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. As an Adjunct Lecturer, Marc teaches leadership in graduate courses and co-facilitates NYU Silver’s Adaptive Leadership Fellowship Program where select graduate students learn intensively about the framework and apply it in the context of their fieldwork placements. Marc is also a Lecturer at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management. In addition to his MPA, he holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley.

Karen Manasse MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Karen Manasse teaches second-year practice courses at the Silver School of Social Work.  She also provides clinical supervision to social workers and consultation on program development to administrators at Harlem RBI and East Harlem Tutorial Program.

She also worked at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, where she supervised social work staff, and at Safe Horizon, where she was the director of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment Services (CATS) program.    

Karen has expertise in working with children who have experienced trauma, and she provides individual supervision, group supervision, and ongoing training to social workers in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also has extensive experience in school social work, both in direct service and supervision of school social workers.

She received her BA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSW from NYU, where she was the recipient of the Key Pin Award for scholarship and leadership.

Shreya Mandal MSW, JD, LCSW (NY), CHt |
Adjunct Lecturer
Shreya Mandal

Shreya Mandal is the Owner of One World Mitigation, a mitigation consulting practice that collaborates with law firms throughout the United States. She has nearly twenty years of combined forensic and clinical experience in capital defense, criminal defense, immigration law, and personal injury law. She has been a qualified expert witness in both federal and state courts since 2005. In addition, she has an evening psychotherapy practice in New York City. Professor Mandal is a Chapter Author in Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings, Second Edition. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College School for Social Work and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School. Professor Mandal is also a graduate of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Harvard Medical School, where she received a postgraduate degree in Global Mental Health and Trauma Recovery. 

Dr. Nelly Marte MSW, PhD, LCSW-R (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer

Nelly Marte has worked in both the child welfare system and private practice for over 25 years. She has counseled families that have been impacted by domestic violence, trauma, physical and sexual abuse and socio-cultural issues. In addition, she is EMDR trained to process trauma. She has worked in New York City her entire career serving diverse communities dealing with immigration issues such as acculturation, separation and reunification. Dr. Marte’s dissertation was on ‘The Experience of Early Parental Separation due to Piecemeal Immigration to the United States Among Dominicans.’ For over 20 years, she has supervised social workers on achieving their professional goals including credentials for the LCSW. She has guest lectured at the Fordham University School of Social Work and has taught topics that include: Basic Counseling Techniques, Play Therapy with Sexually Abused Children, Understanding Your Child's Development, Cultural Sensitivity & Treatment Issues with Hispanic Clients, and Recognizing the Signs of Abuse and Neglect.

Porsche Martin MSW, LCSW (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer
Porsche L. Martin

Porsche L. Martin, LCSW, is currently in private practice specializing in child and adolescent, couples and family therapy integrating clinical practice with mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and sleep foci, and serves as behavioral health consultant to non-profit organizations as the founder of Martin Professional Psychotherapy and Consulting. 

Ms. Martin’s research interests include associations between spirituality and mental health, health disparities and oppression, and neuroscience and human behavior. Porsche serves as adjunct lecturer at NYU Silver and Hunter Silberman Schools of Social Work, lecturing in first and second year courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Clinical Practice, and volunteers with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps (NYC MRC). Porsche received the Exemplary Responders Award for her contributions during Hurricane Sandy. She has provided clinical and consulting/management services at Northside Center for Child Development, Mental Health Association, The DOME Project, Safe Horizons and Children’s Aid Society. 

Ms. Martin received her MSW and post-graduate training in clinical supervision from NYU's Silver School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York.

Dr. Mary R. Mastria MSW, PhD, LCSW (NJ) |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mary R. Mastria

Dr. Mary Mastria is a psychotherapist who has been in full-time private practice for 20 years working with adults, adolescents and couples. Practice specialties include eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders and relationship issues. She has conducted, published and co-authored research on ethnicity and eating disorders and eating disorders treatment (Eating disorders changes in the DSM-5: Clinical Implications, 2013). She received NJ state certification in child sexual abuse treatment and has advanced training and a doctorate in clinical social work from New York University.

Dr. Reji Mathew BSW, MSW, PhD, LCSW (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer
Reji Mathew

Dr. Reji Mathew is a senior clinical social worker at the Counseling and Wellness division of the New York University Student Health Center. Her interests include health and wellness, health care advocacy, integrative psychotherapy, and coping skills education. She is trained in CBT, DBT, TB-CBT, EMDR, Narrative Thearpy and the Voice Dialogue method. 

Dr. Mathew earned a BSW from Dominican College and an MSW and PhD from New York University School of Social Work. Dr. Mathew is the recipient of the 2004 Greenstein Fellowship Dissertation Award. She also received an Alumni Service Award for her health advocacy writing from the Dominican College Alumni Association in 2012. 

Select Publications: 

Dr. Mathew is a freelance health advocacy writer. She publishes a web-site showcasing her articles on wellness. She has interviewed numerous health advocates and experts in various disability and health communities. 

She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches DBT, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. 

She is also a member of ASJA - American Society of Journalists & Authors. See her Website for more information - Reji Mathew, PhD - Writer -

Peter Maugeri |
Adjunct Lecturer
Amanda Mays MSW, LMSW (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer

Professor Amanda Mays has an extensive background in legal advocacy, training, community practice, policy and program development working in multiple service arenas such as psychiatric facilities, criminal justice facilities, immigration institutions and community settings. Her work has intentionally focused on marginalized communities with intersectional identity impact including those in the disability community, foster care youth, immigrant experience and LGBTQ+ individuals. Her clinical practice areas include complex trauma, grief and loss, affirmative identity formation/development, family/community cohesion and belonging. 

She currently teaches both introductory and advanced, Social Welfare Policy and Diversity Racism Oppression & Privilege courses, integrating an anti-oppressive practice framework. Additionally, she is an individual and couples psychotherapist with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities of color at Blanton-Peale Counseling Center. 

She holds an M.S.W from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and a B.A. in International Studies from Portland State University.

Dr. Maria Mays PhD, MSSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Maria Mays is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, as well as Stony Brook University, where she teaches human behavior and research courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  She is also the founder of a research and tutoring company (mlmConsulting), which provides assistance and expertise to students and/or human service agencies in research methodology.  She often provides online tutoring for doctoral students preparing for their research comprehensives and assistance with the research methodology component of their dissertations.  Maria’s previous research has involved program evaluations of ground-breaking community projects, such as an innovative intervention program for substance abusing pregnant women and a novel community policing project, as well working on creative evaluative measures for clinicians working with adolescents in residential treatment centers.

Dr. Mays has been teaching in academia for over twenty years and has received nominations for Outstanding Graduate Professor from Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society (2013) and the Award in Excellence in Teaching from the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work (2004).

Joseph McCarthy |
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Mary C. McCluskey LCSW, DSW |
Adjunct Lecturer
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Dr. Mary C. McCluskey, DSW, LCSW, graduated with a doctoral degree in social work from The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She earned her masters in social work from Columbia University. She is in private practice in New York City, as well as a senior candidate in training at The American Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. McCluskey has taught social work at New York University, The University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University and Simmons College. Dr. McCluskey recently published an article, “The Pregnant Therapist: A Qualitative Examination of the Client Experience” in The Clinical Social Work Journal. She is interested in trauma treatment and prevention and the ways in which psycho-education and therapy can be utilized to prepare pregnant women for the realities of motherhood and to better facilitate healthier bonding and attachment. 

Stephen McDonnell MSW, M.Div., LCSW (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer
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Stephen McDonnell, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. Stephen is a certified psychotherapist and supervisor in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). Stephen is a graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, and Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY (M.Div.). Prior to private practice, Stephen was Program Manager for the HIV Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Dept. at Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, DC, and Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Trainer for Nassau County Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hempstead NY. Stephen has served as Field Instructor for Adelphi, Fordham, Stony Brook, Hofstra, and Catholic Universities, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Touro College, School of Health Sciences, and C.W. Post, Long Island University. 

Joann McEniry MSW, LSW (NJ) |
Adjunct Lecturer

Joann McEniry, MSW, LSW is a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey with more than fifteen years of experience working on advocacy and policy initiatives for vulnerable and oppressed populations. She has an extensive background in community organizing, designing and implementing responses to address social injustices faced by the HIV/AIDS, LGBTQI, homeless, mental health and substance use populations. McEniry has worked internationally in the development of culturally competent programming by conducting a community wide needs assessment in Moshi, Tanzania and by aiding in the development of a full scale HIV/AIDS prevention and education initiative in Miragoane, Haiti. In addition, she has a great deal of experience in non-profit development, administration and management and currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey AIDS Services. Appointed by Senator Cory Booker during his term as Mayor of the City of Newark, McEniry also serves as the Chair of the Comprehensive Planning Committee of the Planning Council of the City of Newark overseeing HIV/AIDS community health planning for five counties in New Jersey.

C. Lockhart McKelvy BLA, RISD, MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lock Mckelvy

Lockhart McKelvy has been in private practice in the NYU area for over 20 years.

Prior to a commitment to full-time practice, he was involved in a variety of work focusing on HIV/AIDS-related services. In addition to publishing clinical articles in books and journals about his work with clients, he volunteered and worked for the GMHC and marched with ACT UP. While working at The Family Center he wrote the intervention modules used in an NIMH study focusing on the outcomes of permanency planning on children living in families with chronic illnesses.

Lockhart is interested in how the traumatic impact of teasing and childhood stressors can affect adult personality structure. He uses a variety of cognitive and psychoanalytic theories to help patients both manage anxiety and further integrate disparate "self states."    

Select Publications:

McKelvy, L. (1993). The well children in AIDS families project: A hospital-based

program.  In C. Levine (Ed), A death in the family: Orphans of the HIV epidemic. (pp. 104-109). New York: United Hospital Fund.

McKelvy, L. (1995). Counseling children who have a parent with AIDS or have lost a

parent to AIDS. In W. Odets. & M. Shernoff (Eds.), The second decade in the age of AIDS:  A mental health services handbook.  New York:  Hatherleigh Co. Ltd.

Drainin, B. & Mckelvy, L. (1995). Services for adolescents. In Goldstein, P. (Ed), 

Mental health services for HIV infected populations in New York City.  New York: The Coalition.

Levine C., Draimin B. & McKelvy L. (1995). AIDS and its traumatic effects on families

In Y. Danieli, (Ed), Multigenerational legacies of trauma: An international handbook.  New York. Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Draimin, B. & McKelvy, L. (2002).  Their second chance: Grandparents raising their

grandchildren.  In D. Joslin, (Ed), Invisible caregivers: Older adults raising children in the wake of HIV/AIDS.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Charlotte Mccullagh |
Adjunct Lecturer
Shirley Mclean |
Adjunct Lecturer
Natalie Medina-Minton |
Adjunct Lecturer
Melissa Meinhart |
Adjunct Lecturer
Diana Melendez |
Adjunct Lecturer
Jonathan Meyer |
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Vera Michaels PhD, LCSW (NY) |
Adjunct Professor

Vera Michaels, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor 

Teaching two courses:

1. Film, Literature and Mental Health

2. Love and Relationships 

Have taught on on all three levels : Ph.D. MSW and Undergraduate; Private practice on University Place near NYU - with individuals and couples.

Sarah Ann Mikhail MSW, LMSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Sarah Mikhail, a licensed social worker, is the Senior Director of Community Support at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. Sarah brought her background in child welfare to The Center and spent her first three years in her former role working to increase advocacy and education for LGBTQ youth within the child welfare system. In Sarah’s current role, she oversees programming that supports the LGBT community in building and sustaining families, career development, immigration support, HIV prevention, TGNC support and mental health services. Prior to working at The Center, Sarah worked as a social worker in the foster care system working to improve outcomes for youth aging out of care. Sarah is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, where she received her MSW, as well as an adjunct professor at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work.

Madelyn Miller |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Madelyn Miller

Madelyn Miller works with adult survivors of trauma and loss in her psychotherapy practice and community work, teaches and trains on these issues, and provides support for the well-being and resourcefulness of colleagues and programs closely engaged with survivors and their communities. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work, Master's Program and Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate Program. Since 1997 she chairs the Disaster Trauma Committee, NYC-NASW. Her disaster work includes direct response with a variety of disaster-specific organizations, as well as support and training with colleagues and community groups, as well as continuing education.

Broader areas of interest include her consideration of the complexities of clinical work with trauma and loss survivors, inclusion of a community perspective after collective trauma and loss, appreciation of the centrality of relational dimensions in all trauma and loss practice, and attention to the experience of clinicians and others working with survivors, enhancing what can be sustaining for them and supporting their creative efforts toward resourcefulness and resilience.

She received her MSSW from Columbia University, and her PhD from NYU Silver School of Social Work, where she was the recipient of the President's Service Award for Leadership, and the Silver Citizenship Award.


Miller, M. (2014, November/December). Reflections on social work in NYC in the context of Ebola. Currents of the New York City Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, 59, 2, 13-14. 

Miller, M. (2013, January/February). What we are learning for the future: In the wake of Super Storm Sandy. Currents of the New York City Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, 57, 3, 6-7.

Miller, M. (2011, September 8) Reflecting on 9/11 after a decade. Blog entry posted on National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter website.   

Miller, M. (2010, January 19) Supporting New York City’s Haitian community: A message to social workers. Document posted by National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter, to NYC Chapter listserv.

Cynthia Monares |
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane MSW, DSW, LCSW-R (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer
Anna Morgan-Mullane

Dr. Morgan-Mullane, LCSW-R serves as Vice President of Mental Health Services for Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC). Dr. Morgan-Mullane conducts an extensive training program for MSW interns, licensed social workers, psychiatrists, and art therapists on site of CPNCY that allows everyone to gain critical culturally responsive therapeutic skills needed to support children impacted by parental incarceration. 
In 2012, Dr. Morgan-Mullane and President and Founder of CPNYC, Sharon Content, successfully established the first outpatient mental health clinic in the United States specifically designed to address the needs of children and adolescents impacted by parental incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane has also developed clinical policies and practice guidelines and launched an evidence-based treatment model which includes the employment of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, complex trauma systems theory, and Mitigation Practices, which are all at the forefront of trauma-informed clinical practices for children of incarcerated parents. With over a decade of clinical practice, Dr. Morgan-Mullane’s work explores the intersection of clinical social work, social policy, and criminal justice. She continues to present her research across the country which focuses on the intergenerational effects of incarceration, the unique psychological factors experienced by children of incarcerated parents, and the causes and effects of mass incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane is also an adjunct lecturer in the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches a course she developed on the intersectionality of criminal justice reform and mental health implications for those impacted by mass incarceration. Dr. Morgan-Mullane recently presented her research at the National NASW conference in Washington D.C., NASW-NYC, third and Fourth Annual CE Conference, and at the Global Prison Conference in South Africa at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Morgan-Mullane recently published this work in the Clinical Social Work Journal on her research of the efficacy of trauma-informed practice and children of incarcerated parents and started the first Training Institute out of Children of Promise, NYC for licensed practioners to receive CEU clinical hours while participating in the anti-racist training practice employed within the agency’s community-based model.

Yuval Moses MSW, LCSW (NY) & (ME) |
Adjunct Lecturer
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Yuval Moses is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of attachment and violence based trauma and in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. He is a clinical supervisor at The Crime Victims Treatment Center Inc. and a consultant to programs building their DBT teams. Yuval also maintains a small private practice and supervises clinicians at different levels of training. Yuval provides individual and group therapy and specializes in both skill groups and processing groups. He is a level III AEDP therapist and has received advanced training in DBT and DBT-PE.

Born and raised in Israel he moved to NYC to get his graduate degree from NYU and speaks both English and Hebrew as native languages.

Brian Mundy LCSW-R |
Adjunct Lecturer
Brian Mundy

Brian Mundy is a therapist in private practice, a clinical trainer and consultant, and an adjunct lecturer at NYU. He is the co-founder of Sound Behavioral Health, whose mission is to support clinicians and service providers with making evidence based practices live and breathe in their work with clients. He is the recipient of the 2012 National Association of Social Workers - NYC Emerging Leader award in recognition of his clinical work with children, adults, and families. He received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU, is a New York state certified Motivational Interviewing instructor, and has had advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multi-Systems Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. He has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and his co-authored book "Therapy in the Real World" was released to wide acclaim on Guilford Press in July 2013.


Boone, Matthew S., Mundy, Brian, Morrissey-Stahl, Kate, & Genrich, Bethany E. (2015). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Contextualism, and Clinical Social Work. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. (ahead of print), 1-14. 

Boyd-Franklin, N., Cleek, E.N., Wofsy, M., Mundy, B. Therapy in the Real World. (2013). New York: Guilford Press

Nancy J Murakami MSW, LCSW (NY) |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Nancy J Murakami

Ms. Murakami is Program Manager of a psychosocial support program in Nyakabande Refugee Transit Centre in Kisoro, Uganda, with the community-based organization Friends of Kisoro. She is a DSW student at NYU Silver School of Social Work and Graduate Research Assistant at NYU Silver’s Center on Violence and Recovery. Ms. Murakami conducts live and web-based trainings domestically and internationally on topics including trauma-informed approaches, group work, social work approaches with survivors of persecution and forced displacement, working with interpreters, and provider wellbeing. She is co-editor of a book in the Geisel Series in Global Health and Medicine. She earned an MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. 
Murakami, N. & Thandar Shwe. (2015). Assessments and interventions: Strengths-based approaches in contexts of displacement. In K. Allden & N. Murakami (Eds.), Trauma and recovery on war's border: A guide for global health workers (pp. 49-84). Dartmouth, NH: University Press of New England. 

Elizabeth Murdoch MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Murdoch

Elizabeth Murdoch is the Director of Behavioral Health at Family & Children's Agency in Norwalk, CT., and maintains a private psychotherapy practice for individuals and families, also in Norwalk.

Areas of interest are attachment, trauma, and particularly family therapy.

Graduated from New York University School of Social Work (then the Ehrenkranz School) in 2004. Recipient of the Eleanor Seevak Award for mature students.


Tracy Murphy LCSW (NY) & (NJ) |
Adjunct Lecturer
Tracy Murphy

Tracy graduated with her Masters' Degree in Social Work from NYU in 2001. She has worked in outpatient, inpatient and private practice settings. She has certifications in Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, CBT and MICA Specialist. She currently works as the program manager of Transitions, IOP at Jawonio. She created that program from the ground up. Tracy is passionate about her work and clients and believes in the concepts of neuroplasticity and that everyone has the capacity to learn and grow.