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Elena T. Mazza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

MSW Program Director

Play Therapy Graduate Certificate Coordinator


Department
School of Social Work
Office
McAllan Hall 314
Phone
732-263-5373
Email
emazza@monmouth.edu

Elena T. Mazza, Ph.D.

Elena (Ellie) Mazza has been a full-time faculty member at Monmouth University since January 2001 and the BSW program director since 2014. Ellie enjoys teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her area of expertise is in child, adolescent, and adult mental health. She continues to work in the community as a clinical consultant providing services to children and families in the Children’s System of Care.Ellie is a current member of team of 20 faculty across the country working on improving child, adolescent, and family mental health curriculum in graduate social work programs.

Education

Ph.D., New York University

MSW, Fordham University

BSW, Monmouth University

Research Interests

Mazza, E. (2019-2020). Principal Investigator. Assessment of an interprofessional learning experience with professional athletic trainer and Monmouth University graduate students from social work, speech language pathology, advanced practice nursing and the physician assistants’ programs. IRB submitted February 9, 2020.

Mazza, E., Zabotka, J., Hogan, C., Cuseglio, R., Mama, R. (2020). Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic. Organized and implemented a free telehealth community counseling service for adults residing in the State of New Jersey. Collaborate with colleagues and MSW interns to implement, supervise, market, and coordinate this initiative.

Behavioral health curriculum development initiative (BHCDI). (2017-2021). Principle Investigator: The National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health. Funded by: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Position: Faculty member. Purpose: Develop and disseminate curriculum to improve the knowledge, expertise, and overall preparedness of students in MSW and post-graduate degree programs to provide effective behavioral health services to children, youth and young adults with behavioral health needs and their families.

Publications

Scholarly Articles

Mazza, E. (2015). Working with students with psychiatric disabilities and other emotional problems. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 35, 425-448.

Mazza, E. (2015). Experiences of social work educators working with students with a psychiatric disability or emotional problems, Journal of Social Work Education, 51. 359-378

Mazza, E. The experiences of social work educators working with students with psychiatric disabilities. New York University, Ph.D., May, 2012.

Council on Social Work Education: Gero-Ed Grant: Master’s Advanced Curriculum (MAC) Project, Gero Innovations Grant. Co-project Director at Monmouth University (2009). http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/swork/gero-ed

Council on Social Work Education: Gero-Ed Grant: Master’s Advanced Curriculum (MAC) Project, Gero Innovations Grant. Co-project Director at Monmouth University (2009). http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/swork/gero-ed

Mazza, E. (2007). (Book review). Review of therapeutic games and guided imagery: Tools for mental health and school professionals working with children, adolescents, and their families. Social Work Education, 26, pp. 321-322

Presentations/Invited Talks

Beaudry,R., Hussey,D., Mazza, E., Candelaria, M., Zabel, M. (2019). Addressing gaps in behavioral health workforce training needs for children, youth, and families. Discussion/Presentation. To be presenter March 6, 2019 at the 32 Annual Research & Policy conference; Child, Adolescents, and youth Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida

Beaudry,R., Hussey,D., Mazza, E., Candelaria, M., Zabel, M. (2019). Addressing gaps in behavioral health workforce training needs for children, youth, and families. Poster Presentation. To be presenter March 3, 2019 at the 32 Annual Research & Policy conference; Child, Adolescents, and youth Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida

Mazza, E. (2012). Recruiting students to social work with older adults through experiential learning. Gerontological Society of America, November 17, 2012, in San Diego, CA.

Mazza, E. (2012). Experiences of social work educators working with students affected by psychiatric disabilities. CSWE Annual Program Meeting, November, 2012, in Washington, DC.

Mazza, E. (2012). Supervision: Roles and assessment. Presented at Professional Education Program for Social Work Supervisors, October, 2012, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Mazza, E., & Swigonski, M. (2011).  An ethical matrix for social work. CSWE, Annual Program Meeting, October, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mazza, E. (2011). Older People and Mental Health in Social Work Practice. Presented at Annual Clinical Lecture, Aging into the 21st Century. School of Social Work, Monmouth University. March 22, 2011

Mazza, E. (2010). Effective and ethical social work practice with older people with mental health and substance abuse problems. Presented at National Council on Aging-American Society on Aging, Aging in America Annual Conference, March 16, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.

Mazza, E., & Bradley, C. (2009). Teaching about mental health and substance abuse issues with old people. Presented at 2009 BPD Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Mazza, E., & Bradley, C. (2009). (Electronic Poster). http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/swork/gero-ed Teaching about mental health and substance abuse in older people. Presented at CSWE Annual Program Meeting, November 2009, San Antonio, Texas.

Mazza, E. (2009). Understanding anxiety and depression. Presented at Winter Professional Development Workshop for School Counselors: Helping Students Cope with Mental Health Issues, Monmouth University, New Jersey, (January 30, 2009).

Mazza, E. (2007). Faculty involvement: Working with students experiencing psychiatric disabilities. Presented at New Jersey Association on Higher Education and Disability, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, March 2, 2007

Mazza, E. (2006). Cultural competence in partial care. Presented at The Resource Center, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, February 16, 2006.

Professional Associations

State of New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Coordinator of the Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic

Awards

Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship, NYU

Additional Information

Grant Support

Council on Social Work Education: Cycle 2 BEL Program Grant. (2010-2012). Project Director at Monmouth University.

Council on Social Work Education: Gero-Ed Grant: Master’s Advanced Curriculum (MAC) Project, Gero Innovations Grant. Co-project Director at Monmouth University (2009).

Courses