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Acker, Gila

Acker, Gila

Professor
Social Work
Areas of Expertise:
  • Occupational stress - Burnout - Transphobia among helping professionals - Social workers and managed care
  • Mental health
  • Managed care
  • Role expectations of social work students
  • Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy

Dr. Gila M. Acker, DSW, LCSW, is Professor of Social Work and the Chairperson of the Social Work 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, role expectations of social work students and transphobia among helping professionals. She is certified as a Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapist by the Long Island Institute for Mental Health. Dr. Acker received her BS degree in social work from Haifa University in Israel, MSW from Fordham University and DSW from Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Social Work, Social Work in Mental Health, The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work and Health & Social Work. She has received several PSC-CUNY awards, York College internal awards and an NIH grant.

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