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Diner, Matthew

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College of the City University of New York  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)  Social Work  9/2018 - Present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service (GSS)  Adjunct Professor  Social Work  9/2017 - 5/2018 
    Columbia University, School of Social Work  Adjunct Professor  Social Work  9/2017 - 5/2018 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Private Practice  Psychotherapist  9/2017 - Present 
    Association to Benefit Children, Children’s Mental Health Clinic  Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist  7/2015 - 8/2018 
    Mental Health Providers of Western Queens  Psychotherapist  1/2015- 9/2017 
    The Child Center of New York  Psychotherapist  5/2014-7/2015 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)  9/2018 - Present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Diner, M. T. "Measuring Mindfulness and its Relationship to Secondary Traumatic Stress." ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. (10726902) 2016: 98.

        Diner, M. T. "A Quantitative Analysis of Mindfulness Practice as Self-Care for Social Workers in an Urban Setting." Greenwich Social Work Review. 1 2020: 21-35.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings

          Diner, M. T. "Social Work Students Move Wellness Forward." The New Social Worker. 26 2019, Fall: Cover Feature: 17.

    3. Chapters in Books:

      Diner, M. T, Moldovan, V., Rotari, E. & Tarna, V. "Social Justice is Energy Justice: Energy as an Integrative Key Social Work Principle." Energy Justice: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. 1 2021 (accepted): 1-19.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. 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.

    "Mindful Self-Care and Implications for Practice in Healthcare" November 2019: CUNY York’s Honors Seminar.

    "The Nexus of Social and Environmental Justice: A Case Study" In collaboration with Persaud, U. February 2020: The 49h Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Seattle, Washington.

    "Analyzing the Determinants of Empathy in the Helping Professions" July 2020 (Accepted, cancelled due to COVID-19): European Association of Schools of Social Work. Rimini, Italy.

    "A Cross-Disciplinary Case Study of Ecological and Social Sustainability in Eastern Europe" In collaboration with Persaud, U. July 2020: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), Calgary, Canada (held virtually due to COVID-19).

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

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

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    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.

    PSC-CUNY, Environmentalism: Expanding the Curricula. 2020 - Present: $3,445.25.

    CUNY Academy, The Stewart Travel Award. 2020: $500 (deferred due to COVID-19).

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member, Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) MSW Accreditation: 2018 - Present.

      MSW Scholar Adviser: 2018 - Present.

      MSW Program Advisory Council: 2019 – Present.

      Field Supervisor, Institute for Community Wellness: 2019 - Present.

      Web Liaison (Middle States): 2019 - Present.

      Visiting Faculty, CUNY Study Abroad Program in Moldova, Eastern Europe: Summer 2019.

      Faculty Advisor, MSW Leadership Scholars Club: 2019 - Present.

      Social Work Search Committee Member: 2020 - Present.

    2. Service to the School

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    3. Service to the College

      Chair Judge, New York City (NYC) Junior Science and Humanities Symposium: 2019.

      Chair Judge, The Sixteenth Annual York College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exposition: 2019.

      Campus Environment Committee: 2019 - Present.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. 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.

    Board Member, New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA): 2020 - Present.

  15. 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 - 2020.

    Reviewer, Greenwich Social Work Review: 2020 - Present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      SCWK 501  Social Welfare Policy, Advocacy and Services 
      SCWK 511  Social Work Practice II Organizations and Communities 
      SCWK 601  Urban Health Disparities and Global Health 
      SCWK 607  Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings 
      SCWK 609  Advanced Field Placement & Seminar III 
      SCWK 618  Clinical Social Work Practice in Relation to Death, Grief and Bereavement 
      SCWK 620  Beyond the Medical Model: Wellness Paradigms for the Social Work Profession 
      SCWK 621  Advanced Field Placement & Seminar IV 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):