Diane Grodney is celebrating her 25th year with NYU Silver School of Social Work in 2009.
She served as Associate Director of Field Work for the first seventeen years with the School.
For the past eight years, she has been a Clinical Associate Professor specializing in teaching Professional Foundation courses including: Practice I and II, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II, Clinical Practice with Groups, and now Ethnocultural Issues in Social Work Practice. She has also taught the Integrative Seminar including an online seminar for several years, the Seminar in Field Instruction, and several other advanced seminars to field instructors.
Dr. Grodney is also the Faculty Adviser for the Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Clinical Anti-Racism Program which has sought to bring about structural change within this family services and mental health agency and society, enhance emerging clinicians, understanding of and skill in working with African-Americans, and provide excellence in clinical practice to the agency's diverse client population.
She is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee and has been working extensively on curricular development in the Human Behavior and Practice areas.
In 2009, Dr. Grodney will be presenting at the Council on Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting on 'A New Experiential Method for Teaching Group Work Practice.' Other areas of recent study have included: student self-disclosure and addressing substance abuse in private practice. This year, she also presented on 'Attachment Across the Lifespan' in the School's summer lecture series.
Dr. Grodney's dissertation was on 'Ethics in Clinical Practice' which remains a strong area of interest. She has an extensive work history in working with people affected by HIV/AIDS, bereavement, and substance abusers, and maintains a private practice in Manhattan and anticipates opening a practice in New Jersey by 2010. Her practice includes clients from a wide range of backgrounds who are facing multiple life challenges.