Patricia Gustafsson, LCSW
Professor Gustafsson received her MSW from FAU in 2011. She is the Director of Clinical Services at The Volen Center in Boca Raton, FL dedicated to serve the elderly population and caregivers. Her clinical experience includes individual and family mental health and substance abuse psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and elderly. She also worked for organizations providing services to the LGBT community and advocating for those diagnosed HIV positive.
Ellen Cohen, LCSW
Professor Cohen, LCSW is a clinical psychotherapist with an MSW from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. She is the Program Manager for The Henderson Behavioral Health FACT Team, an Assertive Community Treatment Program in Palm Beach County. Specializing in the treatment of persons suffering from chronic and severe mental illness, Professor Cohen has worked with numerous agencies and modalities over the past 20 years. She has managed and directed several state-funded programs, including Preventive Services, Out Patient Community Mental Health Counseling and has developed and supervised programs for legally involved clients, offenders and victims of domestic violence. She offers clinical supervision for state licensure and has had a private practice specializing in individuals and families, since 2003. Additionally, Professor Cohen has taught Psychopathology in Clinical Practice, Advanced Theory and Practice with Families and Adults, and Generalist Practice with Individuals.
Gavin Malcolm, LCSW
Professor Malcolm received his MSW from Boston University in 2000. He has worked in the field of medical social work at Broward Health since 2004 with a special interest in trauma, end of life issues, and health care policy. He is presently the Director of Population Health, focusing on preventive care and improving patient engagement. He also provides clinical supervision and is a member of the Hartford-NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging Advisory Committee.
Sherrie K. McGregor, MSW
Professor McGregor received her MSW from Kent School of Social Work in Louisville, KY in 1984. She began her social work career working with developmentally delayed and chronic mentally ill adults in a sheltered workshop setting. From there, she served as a case manager in acute rehabilition hospitals specializing in brain injury and spinal cord injury. She also has experience in home health care and served as Director of Social Service for a local nursing home. She is currently a supervisor for Special Olympics Healthy Communities Nutrition Program and an adjunct professor for field placement social work students at FAU.
Shawn Stanton MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate
Professor Stanton received his Bachelors degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 and completed the advanced Masters Program in Social Work from Barry University in 2010. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Social Work at Barry University in Miami with an expected completion in 2016/2017. He has thirteen years of clinical experience with a focus on addiction/substance abuse, anxiety and mood disorders. He has been a member of the National Associations of Social Workers since 2009. Currently he is researching negative emotional laughter as an opportunity to increase the bond construct of the therapeutic alliance between clients and clinicians. His theoretical approaches to practice and education stem from the Existential Endeavor, Behaviorist, Communication, and Psychoanalytic theories. He resides happily in Boca Raton, FL with his wife, soon-to-be daughter, and pet bunny named ‘Lunch’.
Lydia Bartram, MSW
Lydia Bartram received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Leadership. She is the Director of the Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development. Lydia has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families. Her areas of specializations include, school leadership/administration, early childhood education, early intervention, inclusion, program development, mentoring and training.
Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW
Roxanne Grobbel received her MSW from FAU in 2004. She is an EMDR Consultant, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has a private practice in Boca Raton with a special interest in trauma treatment. She develops and conducts continuing education workshops for mental health professionals. She previously worked as Clinical Director of All Bout Children grant writing, conducting program evaluation and developing clinical programs, curriculum and workshops. She serves as field faculty.
Yasmine D. Holbrook, LCSW
Yasmine Holbrook received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. She maintains a clinical social work practice providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families and has special interest in individuals living with chronic illness, caregiver related stress, and first responders. Mrs. Holbrook has worked as a mental health professional for several organizations. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Board of Director for Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida, and Aging and Disability Resources Center Advisory Board Council. She teaches Advanced Theory in Social Work Practice with Adults and Family.
Rebecca Walker, MSW
Professor Walker received her MSW from Florida International University in 1993. She is the Director of Network Management for Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network. Professor Walker has worked in the social work field for over 39 years in a variety of organizations, primarily in the child welfare and criminal justice field. Professor Walker has taught several, most recently Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities.
Phoenix Adams, LCSW
Phoenix Adams graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a major in Human Resources. He has held various human resources positions for local corporations, and most recently held a position as manager of a corporate foundation before returning full time to the Masters of Social Work program at FAU. He is currently working as a Medical Case Manager at Broward House, a social service agency in Fort Lauderdale. Phoenix is currently in his last semester of his concentration year of the MSW program, and will graduate the program in May 2011. As the President of SOWSA, the School of Social Work Student Association, Phoenix actively supports the social work student body through social events and peer support initiatives, and works to have a positive impact on our local community by leading the organization’s “Adopt an Agency” initiative and organizing Habitat for Humanity build events. After graduating, he will remain actively involved with the FAU social work community as President of the School of Social Work Alumni Society.
Vicki Rosenthal, MSW
While Vicki Rosenthal was obtaining her MSW at Florida Atlantic University, she earned the FAU School of Social Work Aging Certificate and the FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Peace Studies Certificate, received a minor in French and advanced her global understanding through international political science and sociology courses. Her social work profession has provided experiences with international non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, and Governments of Europe, Haiti and the U.S. As an adjunct professor, she uses these experiences and passion to teach self-awareness, responsibility and humanity. Research projects include: Health and Mental Health – Haiti Disaster Recovery Response (Sant La Report and Strategic Plan, 2012), Strengthening the Family – Haiti sexual abuse prevention program(2011), Broward Haiti Relief Task Force Annual Report (2010), Islamic Radicalization in France (2007), and Women Run Organizations and Society (2006). Her volunteerism includes the Human Relations Committee of Broward County Public Schools-Chair; Dept. of Children and Families Refugee Task Force-Member; National Association of Social Workers Licensure Task Force (FL Chapter)-Chair; and HEAL Trafficking-Advocacy Committee Co-chair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org