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Tawanda L. Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Specialist Professor

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DSW, Rutgers University

MSW, Rutgers University

B.S., Bloomfield College

McAllan Hall 3
Courses this Semester
SW 630 Field Practicum III
SW665 Advance Clinical Practice with Children
SW605 Clinical Practice with Families and Children
Regularly Taught Courses
SW630 Field Practicum III
SW640 Field Practicum IV
SW 665 Advance Clinical Practice with Children
SW 605 Clinical Practice with Families and Children
SW 626 Evaluation Practice Effectiveness

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner.  She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family therapy, case management, and clinical practice. She has a postmasters in Clinical Practice with Adolescents from NYU; and trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Bowen Family Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and Family Therapy at Ackerman and Multicultural Family Institutes. Dr. Hubbard received the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016 and recipient of CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017 academic school year.

Dr. Hubbard currently provides family and individual therapy as a private practitioner and trains DCP&P Workers (children protection) as part of New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership. Dr. Hubbard is the current President of the National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter.

Research Interests

Areas of scholarship interests are in-home/in-community behavioral health, relational neglect of adolescents within their familial environment and community, the value of oppositionality in adolescence from a phenomenological and systematic perspective, institutionalizing diversity and inclusion and dismantling structural discrimination within human service institutions, incorporating social justice into clinical practice, creating sustainable safe and nurturing spaces for Black women in leadership, promotion of social work profession, advocacy, and mentoring social work students and professionals entering the field.

Scholarly Articles

Hubbard, T. L. (2017). It’s not all about the behaviors: Identifying and addressing relational neglect in adolescence within the familial environment, Reflections: Narratives for Professional Helping. 23 (1), p. 52-65


T. L. (January 2019).  Having Difficult but Necessary Conversations with
Your Field Instructor, The New Social Worker, Winter 2019, Vol. 26, No.
1, p. 6-7

Hubbard, T. L. (December 2017).  Showing Up and Standing Up for Social Work: Social Workers Owning and Shaping the Narrative of Our Profession.  NASW-NJ Focus, 26 (6), p. 9-10.

Hubbard, T. L. (2015, February). We must never forget the progress and struggle of African-Americans. NASW-NJ Focus, 24(1), 1, 8.

Hubbard, T. L. (2013, February). A moment of reflection: Focus on African-American social work pioneers. NASW- NJ Focus22(1), 5.

Presentations/Invited Talks

“Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Inclusion:  Institutionalizing Diversity and Dismantling Structural Discrimination”, November and December 2018, Statewide, New Jersey

“Institutionalizing Diversity and Social Justice”, National Association of Social Workers, NJ Chapter, April 2019

“Looking at Mental Health through the lens of Race and Stigma:  Implications for Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and Service Delivery”, Culture Connections, Montclair State University, NJ, May 2019 

“Essentials of Clinical Supervision”, MHSC,  Manhattan, NY, August 2019


“Hip Hop and Social Work”.  Monmouth University School of Social Work PEP, December 2019

“Let’s Talk about Opposition in Adolescence”, Rutgers SSW Continuing Education, December 2019 and January 2020

Professional Associations

Council of Social Work Education

National Association of Black Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers


Pink Heart Award—Fighting for Social Justice, Civil Rights and Civic Engagement, North Atlantic Region, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., February 2018

Minority Doctoral Fellowship, Council of Social Work Education, 2016 - 2017

Outstanding Doctoral Instructor Award, Rutgers School of Social Work, May 2016

Fu Fellowship Recipient—MSW Program, 2003 – 2005

Bloomfield College Service Award – 2001

Charlotte W. Newcombe Mature Woman Scholarship, 1998 -2000

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society

Additional Information

Co-Advisor, Tau Eta Undergraduate Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Monmouth University

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