Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work
BA Syracuse University; MA University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration; DSW CUNY, Hunter College School of Social Work
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Dr. Mirabito joined the faculty at the School in 2000 where she teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice with adolescents, and crisis and short-term interventions. Her professional career includes extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision to social work staff and students, and program development in a variety of healthcare, school, and community-based agency settings. In addition, Dr. Mirabito has extensive experience in field education as both a field instructor and field advisor and in the development and implementation of social work training programs in hospitals, schools, and agencies.
Dr. Mirabito’s areas of expertise in practice and teaching are social work practice in schools, clinical practice and program development with adolescents and parents, crisis intervention and short-term treatment, and field instruction. She currently teaches Professional Foundation, Clinical Practice with Groups, Social Work Practice in Secondary Schools, and the Seminar in Field Instruction. She has also taught Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families, Crisis Intervention and Short-Term Treatment, and Clinical Practice with Diverse Youth in Urban Settings.
Dr. Mirabito is a participant of the Steinhardt School of Education Partnership for Teacher Excellence Planning Committee, the interdisciplinary NYU Health Advisory Committee, and the NYU Mental Health/Substance Abuse subcommittee. In collaboration with the Steinhardt School of Education Metro Center and the NYU Health Services, she has received a grant which supports field-based social work training and the development of interdisciplinary practice between social workers and teachers in four schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx. She is collaborating with colleagues at the Metro Center and in these public schools to develop and enhance training curricula for students in both social work and education.
Her research and publications focus on health and mental health issues of urban adolescents, adolescent treatment termination, practice-based research, and teaching crisis intervention skills to social work students.
- Mirabito, D.M. (2006). Revisiting Unplanned Termination: Clinicians’ Perceptions of Termination from Adolescent Mental Health Treatment. Families in Society, 87(2), 171-180.
- Mirabito, D.M and Lloyd, C.M. (2006) Urban Healthcare: Implications for Social Work Practice and Policy. In N. K. Phillips & S. L. Straussner (Eds.), Children in the Urban Environment: Linking Social Policy and Clinical Practice. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.
- Gelman, C.R. & Mirabito, D. M. (2005). Practicing What We Teach: Using Case Studies from 9/11 to Teach Crisis Intervention from a Generalist Perspective. Journal of Social Work Education, volume 41, no. 3, Fall, 479-494.
- Peake, K., Mirabito, D., Epstein, I., Giannone, V. (2005). Creating and Sustaining a Practice-Based Research Group in an Urban Adolescent Mental Health Program. Social Work in Mental Health, volume 3, no. 1/2, 39-54. Simultaneously published in: K. Peake, I. Epstein, & D. Medeiros (Eds.), Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About (chapter 3). Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press, Inc.
- Peake, K., Epstein, I., Mirabito, D., & Surko, M. (2005). Development and Utilization of a Practice-Based Adolescent Intake Questionnaire (Adquest): What Clinicians Need to Ask About. Social Work in Mental Health, volume 3, no. 1/2, 55-82. Simultaneously published in: K. Peake, I. Epstein, & D. Medeiros (Eds.), Clinical and Research Uses of an Adolescent Intake Questionnaire: What Kids Need to Talk About (chapter 4). Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press, Inc.
- Mirabito, D. (2003). [Review of the book Collaborative Practice: School and Human Service Partnerships]. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, vol. 20, no.2, April, 151-154.
- Mirabito, D. M. & Rosenthal, C. (2002). Generalist Social Work Practice in the Wake of Disaster: September 11 and Beyond. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning Publishing.
- Mirabito, D. M. (2001). Mining Treatment Termination Data in an Adolescent Mental Health Service: A Quantitative Study. Social Work in Health Care, 33 (3/4), 71-90. Simultaneously published in: I. Epstein & S. Blumenfield (Eds.), Clinical Data Mining in Practice-Based Research: Reflecting on Social Work Practice in Hospital Settings (pp. 71-90). Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Social Work Practice Press, Inc.