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Susan Grossman

Associate Professor

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Howley Hall 101


D.S.W. - Adelphi University

M.S.W. - Adelphi University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Grossman earned her doctoral and master's degrees in social work from Adelphi University, NY. She teaches Social Policy, Community and Political Practice, Human Behavior in Social Systems, the senior capstone in which she works at helping students integrate theory and practice. Her major practice experiences include years of designing and directing inpatient, outpatient, and community-based residential programs for the severe and persistently mentally ill. She is a licensed and practicing gestalt clinical social worker in New York City and a Board Certified Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association.

Awards and Honors:

2018 School of Professional Studies Faculty Excellence Award Providence College

2016 School of Professional Studies Summer Scholars Program Providence College

Selected Publications:

Grossman, S. (2019) In Jennifer Tantia, PhD (Ed.), Empirical Evidence of the Embodiment Awareness Changes, . Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing

Grossman, S. (2018) Practice based research evidence of Gestalt treatment effectiveness/La recherche basée sur la pratique comme prevue de L’efficacité de la Gestalt-thérapie..

Grossman, S. In M. Spagnuolo-Lobb, D. Bloom, J. Roubal, D.J. Zeleskov Djoric, M. Cannavò, R. La Rosa, S. Tosi, V. Pinna (Ed.), Correlations of Gestalt effectiveness measurement instrument (GIRL) with psychiatric diagnoses in clinical settings.

Grossman, S. Cohen, A. (2017) Contributions to a Gestalt Quantitative Research Tradition: Establishing the Gestalt Mental Status Exam. Gestalt Journal of Australia & New Zealand.(13), 29-44.

Grossman, S. Verjans, J. Werrbach, G. (2009) Implementing International Exchange: TRANSPRAC. Journal of Global Social Work Practice.

Grossman, S. Turner, W. Verjans, J. Werrbach, G. (2008) An Investigation into the Similarities and Differences between Selected Older Member Nations of the European Union and the United States "Best Practice" for Work with Individuals, Groups, and Communities. Journal of Global Social Work Practice.

Selected Presentations:

Grossman, S. The European Association of Gestalt Therapy (EGAT) International Research Conference. , Paris, France - "Practice Based Research Evidence of Gestalt Treatment Effectiveness: Part 3: Toward a Gestalt Diagnosis: Clinical Treatment Outcomes" May, 2017

Grossman, S. The European Association of Gestalt Therapy (EGAT) and the American Association of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) Joint International Conference. , Taromina, Sicily - "Practice Based Research Evidence of Gestalt Treatment Effectiveness: Part 2: Correlations between Gestalt Diagnostic Instruments for Treatment Effectiveness Measurement: The Use of the Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings (GIRL) and the Gestalt Mental Status Exam (GMSE) in Clinical Settings" September, 2016

Grossman, S. Gestalt International Study Center. , Wellfleet, MA - "The Use of the Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings (GIRL) and the Gestalt Mental Status Exam in Clinical Settings for Outcome" May, 2015

Grossman, S. US-EU International Educational Project Faculty Exchange. , Antwerp, Belgium - "Global Work with Immigrant Children" May, 2012

Grossman, S. Project Director's Conference. Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, Berlin, Germany - "Mobility Program in Global Work with Immigrant Children" October, 2010

Grossman, S. Council on Social Work Education. , Alexandria, VA - "The Department of Social Work Reaffirmation Self-Study" April, 2010

Grossman, S. Project Directors Conference. , Boston, MA - "Global Work with Immigrant Kids" October, 2009

Grossman, S. . Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Phoenix, AZ - "International Practice: A TRANSPRAC Investigation into the Differences Between European Union and United States Models for Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups" March, 2009

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