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Lilavois, Cathleen

Lilavois, Cathleen

Curriculum Vitae
Director of MSW Practicum Education
Clinical Professor
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-5373
Office Location: AC-3A06A

Office Hours  
Monday  4:00PM -5:30PM 
Thursday  4:00PM-5:30PM 
Friday (Virtual)  3:00PM-4:30PM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MSW  Fordham University  Social Work  2007 
BS  Brooklyn CUNY College  Psychology  1998 
Professor Cathleen Lilavois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), serves as the Field Director and Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) Instructor for the MSW Program at CUNY York College. She has over 20 years of practice expertise in child welfare. Prior to her current position, she held leadership roles, including foster care case planner, preventive services case planner, foster care supervisor, trauma systems therapy clinical supervisor, and administrative supervisor. Professor Lilavois is well-versed in trauma systems therapy as well as other evidenced-based models, with particular emphasis on parenting and attachment theory, bonding between caregivers and children. Professor Lilavois also coordinates and supervises baccalaureate level and MSW level interns and teaches practices courses. Professor Lilavois earned her Master of Social Work from Fordham University.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Rodgers, S.T., Allen-McCombs, J., Roeback, S., Forbes, A., & Lilavois, C. (accepted).. ""Lifting as We Climb" and Community Care." Exploring the Lived Experiences among Black Women Social Work Administrators.." Research Handbook on Leadership in Social Care & Social Work.. : .

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Lilavois, C., Hubert, I., Rodgers, S.T., Snyder, J. Whetsell, K., F. M.. "Delivering Constructive Feedback: A Social Work Healthcare Perspective." Mursion Simulation. July 2021: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Delivering Constructive Feedback: A Social Work Healthcare Perspective " August 3, 2021: Field Supervisors.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

National Association of Social Workers Member: 2012-Present.

North American Network of Field Educators/Directors: 2020-Present.

Member of Chi Sigma MSW Chapter Phi Alpha National Honor Society: 2021.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker: 2020.

Student Intern Field Instructor (SIFI) Certified: 2013.

Parenting Journey Facilitator: 2011.

Licensed Master of Social Work: 2011.

Administrative Supervisor of Social Work - Forestdale, Inc.: 2012-2019.

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) Clinical Supervisor - Forestdale, Inc: 2015-2016.

Foster Care Supervisor - Forestdale, Inc.: 2008-2012.

NY Region Field Director's Consortium: 2022.