Acker, Gila

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    DSW  Adelphi University  Social Work  1997 
    certificate  The Long Island Institute for Mental Health  Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  1992 
    MSW  Fordham University  Social Work  1984 
    BS  Haifa University, Israel  Social Work  1978 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College  Professor  Social Work  2010 to present 
    York College  Associate Professor  Social Work  2004 to 2010 
    York College  Assistant Professor  Social Work  1999 to 2004. 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    • Katonah, New York - private practice  Psychotherapist  1997 - 1999 
    • The Long Island Consultation Center, New York  Psychotherapist  1989 - 1993 
    • United Hospital, Port Chester, New York  Social worker  1988 – 1992 
    • HIP-HMO, New York  Social worker  1984 - 1987 
    • Israeli Health Ministry, Drug Rehabilitation Center, Tel Aviv, Israel  Social worker  1978 - 1982 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Professor  2010 to Present 
    Associate professor  2004 to 2010 
    Assistant Professor  1999 to 2004 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Acker, G. M. "The impact of clients’ mental illness on social workers’ job satisfaction and burnout." Health & Social Work. 24(2) 1999: 112-119.

        Acker, G. M. "Role conflict and Ambiguity: Do they predict burnout among mental health service providers?." Journal of Social Work in Mental Health. 1(3) 2003: 63-80.

        Acker, G. M. "Role expectations of social work students." The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 10(1) 2004: 95-104.

        Acker, G.M. "The effect of organizational conditions (role conflict, role ambiguity, opportunities for professional development and social support) on job satisfaction and intention to leave among social workers in mental health care." Community Mental Health Journal. 40(1) 2004: 65-74.

        Acker, G. M. "An examination of the relationships between workers and agencies characteristics and three outcome variables: Burnout, role stress and intent to quit." American Journal of psychiatric rehabilitation. 11(4) 2008: 295 - 309.

        Acker, G. M.& Lawrence, D.S. "Social work and managed care: Measuring competence, burnout, and role stress of workers providing mental health services in a managed care era." Journal of Social Work. 9(3) 2009: 269-283.

        Acker, G. M. "The challenges in providing services to clients with mental illness: Managed care,burnout and somatic symptoms among social workers." Community Mental Health Journal. 46(6) 2010: 591-600.

        Acker, G. M. "How social workers cope with managed care." Administration in Social Work. 34(5) 2010: 405-422.

        Acker, G. M. "The influence of managed care on job-related attitudes of social workers." Social Work in Mental Health. 8(2) 2010: 174-189.

        Acker, G. M. "Burnout among mental health care providers." Journal of Social Work. 12(5) 2012: 475-490.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          Acker, G. M. "The impact of accent on college students’ perceptions and evaluations of professors." Journal of Communications Media Studies. Date of acceptance: March 3, 2012: 16.

        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "The impact of accent on college students' perceptions and evaluations of professors" 2011, February: The 40th Annual meeting of SCCR 7th Annual Meeting of SASci 2nd Annual Meeting of ACCIG, Charleston, SC.

    "The challenges in providing services to clients with mental illness in a managed care environment" 2010, July: The 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland..

    "Functioning modalities of social workers in medical care system" 2009, July: National Conference on Community Psychiatry, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

    "Cultural differences and attitudes of social workers toward managed care" 2009, February: The 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Reseach, Las Vegas, NV..

    "Socio-demographic characteristics of mental health workers & burnout" 2008, February: The 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, New Orleans, LA.

    "The impact of managed care on social workers" 2007, May: Conference for the Profession, sponsored by Yeshiva University, Wurzwiler school of Social Work, NY, New York.

    "Role expectations of social workers as predictors of the quality of mental health services" 2006, December: The Fifth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong, China..

    "Occupational stress among mental health care providers: The impact of working with persons with severe mental illness" 2005, January: Society of Social Work and Research, Miami, Florida.

    "Social work students' expectations about working with clients with severe mental illness" 2004, May: The Fourth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Quebec, Canada.

    "The process of Burnout among mental health care providers in mental health agencies" 2004, February: The Seventh Annual CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering.

    "Preparing social work students for case management activities" 2003, May: Guest speaker at the Seventh Annual New York State Case Management Coalition Conference, Albany, NY.

    "The effect of organizational conditions (role conflict, role ambiguity, opportunities for professional development and social support) on job satisfaction and intention to leave among social workers in mental health care" 2003, January: Society of Social Work and Research, Washington, DC..

    "Role expectations of social work students" 2002, November: Annual Conference of the New York State Social Work Education Association.

    "Burnout among social workers in mental health settings" 2002, March: Guest speaker at Adelphi University, School of Social Work, Garden City, New York.

    "Role conflict and ambiguity: Do they predict burnout?" 2002, January: Society of Social Work Research, San Diego, Ca..

    "Research on burnout" 2000, November: MARC seminar, York College of CUNY, NY.

    "The impact of clients’ mental illness on social workers’ job satisfaction and burnout" 1999, January: Society of Social Work and Research, Austin, Texas.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    An award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to recruitment of potential social work majors, from the Department of Enrollment Management and Student Development at York College: 2002.

    CUNY Faculty Publications Program, program for the design and execution of a scholarly publication: 2002.

    York College Technology Fee. Online/Hybrid Course Development Program: Summer, 2009.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    York College President’s Incentive Award for Faculty Sponsored Research, Post-Doctoral research training program for Social Sciences faculty. 2001-2002: $3000.

    York College President’s Incentive Award for Faculty Sponsored Research, Role conflict and ambiguity: Do they predict burnout among mental health care providers?. 2000-2001: $1,400.

    PSC-CUNY 32 - City University of New York, Role conflict and ambiguity: Do they predict burnout among mental health care providers?. 2001-2002: $3,578.

    PSC-CUNY 33 - City University of New York, Role expectations among social work students. 2002-2003: $4,215.

    York College, Faculty Development, Role expectations among social work students. 2002-2003: $3000.

    NIH/MBRS, The process of burnout among mental health service providers. 2002-2004: $85,450.

    PSC-CUNY 37 - City University of New York, Role stress, coping, and emotional exhaustion. 2006 -2007: $4,212.

    PSC-CUNY 40 - City University of New York, Attitudes of social work students toward working with older adults. 2009 -2010: $2,989.

    York College - Title III, Students’ perceptions and evaluations of York College professors: Does ethnic background, nationality, and accent matter?. 2009 -2010: $3000.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Director, Social Work Program: 2000-2004.

      Advisory Board Member, Survey Research Laboratory: 2002–2004.

      Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences: 2007-Present.

      Member, Academic Integrity Committee: 2008-Present.

      Faculty mentor of a junior faculty member of the Social Sciences Department: 2008-Present.

      Member, Learning Assessment Committee: 2009-Present.

      Member, Field Education Committee: 2009-Present.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Research mentor. The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC): 1999-2004.

      Member, York College Library Committee: 1999-2002.

      Research mentor. McNair Scholars Program, funded by NIH.: 2004-2006.

      Advisor, York College Social Work Students Club: 1999-2002.

      Member, York College Environment Committee: 2001-2003.

      Senator and Caucus member of York College: 2003-2005.

      Co-Chair, York College Middle States Steering Committee -Self-Study Report for the College re-accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education: 2006-2008.

      Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences: 2007-Present.

      Member, York College Strategic Planning Committee: 2008-2009.

      Advisor, Hillel, York College students club: 2009-Present.

      Faculty mentor of a junior faculty member of the Health professions Department: 2009-Present.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      PSC-CUNY Reviewer: Health Service Panel: 2004-Present.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Committee Member, Mental Health Committee OMH/NASW Westchester County, NY: 2002-2003.

    Program Committee Member, 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural research, Las Vegas, NV: 2008-2009.

    Journal of Social Work (peer - review journal). Reviewer: 2008-Present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Social Work 300  Generalist Social Work Practice I and Skills Laboratory 
      Social Work 350  Social Research I 
      Social Work 370  Generalist Social Work practice II 
      Social Work 410  Field placement and Seminar I 
      Social Work 470  Social research Methods II 
      Social Work 492  Field placement and Seminar II 
      Sociology/Anthropology 220  Social Research I 
      Sociology/Anthropology 321  Social research Methods II 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      SCWK 350/SOC 321/ANTH 321 H-WEB, Developed an online format for Social Research I.

Acker, Gila
 

Acker, Gila
Professor
Social Sciences