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Acker, Gila

Acker, Gila

Professor
Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Occupational stress - burnout
  • Mental health
  • Managed care
  • Role expectations of social work students
  • Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy

Dr. Acker is Professor of Social Work and the Chairperson of the Social Sciences Department.  She teaches social research and generalist social work practice courses.  Her research interests include: Burnout among mental health care providers, role stress, social support, social workers' attitudes toward managed care, and role expectations of social work students.  She is certified as a Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapist by the Long Island Institute for Mental Health.   

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 

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Acker, Gila
 

Acker, Gila
Professor
Social Sciences