Martha A. Gabriel
Martha A. Gabriel, Associate Professor, received both her Masters and Ph.D. in Social Work from Smith College School of Social Work. Prior to coming to the school, Dr. Gabriel was an Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Social Work at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. Dr. Gabriel is currently Chair of the Clinical Social Work Practice area at the NYU School of Social Work, and teaches in the Human Behavior and Clinical Practice areas.
Her areas of interest include health, mental health (particularly HIV), and gay and lesbian issues. She has most recently co-authored an article in the area of lesbian and gay studies entitled "Utilization of Psychotherapy by Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Findings from a Nationwide Survey." Her publications included a book entitled AIDS Trauma and Support Group Therapy: Mutual Aid, Empowerment and Connection. Early in the AIDS epidemic Dr. Gabriel worked in group services at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. In recognition of her work, Dr. Gabriel received the Diego Lopez Memorial AIDS Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter.
Her journal publications reflect a board range of clinical issues and including such topics as: boredom, group therapists’ countertransference issues, anniversary reactions, co-group leadership, vengeance, self-disclosure in lesbian therapists and secondary traumatic stress in social work practitioners. At present, Dr. Gabriel is working on a book that examines contemporary therapeutic listening styles and their relationship the phenomena of secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue entitled, Dangerous Listening: Social Work Clinicians and Trauma Narratives.