Diner, Matthew

Diner, Matthew

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-2612
Office Location: AC-3A11

Office Hours  
Tuesday  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Thursday  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Saturday  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work  Social Welfare  2016 
MSW  Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work  Social Work  2013 
BA  Stony Brook University  Hispanic Languages & Literature with Honors  2008 
Dr. Matthew Diner, PhD, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs. He teaches clinical, policy and practice courses in the MSW program and provides supervision to MSW students at the Institute for Community Wellness (ICW). Dr. Diner's research centers on environmental social work and variables associated with self-care practices for mental health workers. He has presented his research at peer-reviewed conferences nationally and internationally. His current grant funded (PSC-CUNY) research focuses on empathy among social workers and allied health professions. Prior to joining CUNY York College, Dr. Diner was professionally trained in several evidence-based therapeutic modalities and worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He received his MSW and doctorate at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

Areas of Expertise

environmental social work
self-care: empathy, mindfulness, secondary traumatic stress

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Using Eastern Traditions to Inform Self-Care Practices for Social Workers " February 2019: The 48h Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Jacksonville, Florida.

" Social Work Methodology of Community Organizing Through History and Culture: An Intercontinental Education Mode " In collaboration with Moldovan, V. & Rotari, E. June 2019: European Association of Schools of Social Work. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain.

" Strengthening Internal Capacities: An Economy-Based Model Towards Social Change " July 2019: International Interdisciplinary Conference for Sustainable Community Wellness. Free International University of Moldova. Chisinau, Moldova.

" Prevalence and Amelioration of Secondary Traumatic Stress Amongst Social Workers " July 2019: 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. University of York. York, England.

" Empathy Reconsidered: Understanding Cultural, Professional, and Pedagogical Factors " In collaboration with Halper, D. & Robinson, T. November 2019: The 52nd Annual New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA). Saratoga Springs, New York.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Psychoanalytic Fellowship: 2014-2015.


PSC-CUNY, The Meaning of Empathy in Social Work and Other Helping Professions. 2018 - Present: $3,447.

CUNY Academy, The Stewart Travel Award. 2019: $500.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 2012 - Present.

Honorary Member, Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work: 2019 - Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Certified Social Work Field Instructor (SIFI), Columbia University: 2017.

Social Work Clinical Supervisor, Columbia University School of Social Work: 2017-2018.

Reviewer, Health & Social Care in the Community: 2019 - Present.