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Lilavois, Cathleen

Lilavois, Cathleen

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Professor
Social Work

Phone: (718) 262-5373
Office Location: AC-3A06


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.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

National Association of Social Workers Member: 2012-Present.

North American Network of Field Educators/Directors: 2020.

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.