Associate Professor of Social WorkDirector, GranCare Program
B.A., Sarah Lawrence CollegeM.S.W., Hunter School of Social WorkPh.D., Yeshiva University
Jessica Rosenberg, Ph.D., LCSW is Associate Professor of Social Work, Long Island University, and Director of a University-Community collaboration to support grandparents raising grandchildren. She holds an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. She is the former Assistant Director of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, where she worked on passage of the New York State social work licensing law and facilitated the NASW/1199-SEIU Alliance. She subsequently served on NASWNYC’s board of directors and as a national delegate. Before joining the faculty at Long Island University, Dr. Rosenberg worked as a bilingual Spanish-speaking social worker providing social work services to the Latino community in NYC, specializing in the treatment of persons with serious mental illness.
Committed to values of community service, Dr. Rosenberg is active in the campus, and the larger, community. At present, she is faculty liaison to Core Seminar, serves as secretary to LIUFF, the university’s labor union, is a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program and sits on the Kincare Task Force Advisory Board. In 2010, Dr. Rosenberg partnered with the New York Academy of Medicine to develop a Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education, a project that educates social work students in gerontology.
Research and scholarly interests are varied, and at essence informed by a social justice perspective and a commitment to the ideals of fairness and equality. Areas of inquiry and publication include stigma, immigration, serious mental illness, labor unions, and Latin American social work and social welfare. Recent endeavors include her book, Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century (2nd edition). An earlier book, Working in Social Work: the Real World Guide to Practice Settings, is a comprehensive guide to the field for students and new social workers. Most recently, she edited an innovative online curriculum designed to enhance skills and knowledge about working with clients impacted by the recession and was a member of the first Council of Social Work Education sponsored research delegation to Havana, Cuba in June 2012.
Since joining the faculty at LIU Brooklyn in 2003, Dr. Rosenberg has taught social work practice, social welfare policy, human behavior in the social environment, field seminar, and introduction to social work. She developed a social science capstone course about meeting the needs of the Asian-American community in New York City, and regularly teaches Core Seminar.
Treatment of Serious Mental Illness, Social Work Practice with Latinos, Grandparent Caregivers, Workforce Issues, Social Work and Labor
Co-Author (2012). Marginal No More: Serious Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation and Gender Preference in Rosenberg & Rosenberg (Eds.) Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. NY: Routledge.
Co-Author (2012). Utilizing an ethnographic lens in multicultural social work practice with immigrants and refugees in E. Congress & M. Gonzalez (Eds.) Multicultural perspectives in working with families. (3rd ed.). NY: Springer.
Co-Author. (2nd ed). (2012). Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. (2nd. ed.). NY: Routledge.
Author (Forthcoming 2012). Social Work Profession. In Shally-Jensen, M. (Ed.). Mental Health Issues in America. California: ABC-CLIO.
Author (Forthcoming 2012). Community Mental Health. In Shally-Jensen, M. (Ed.). Mental Health Issues in America. California: ABC-CLIO.
Co-Author (2011). Advancing Economic Literacy in the Human Services. An Online Curriculum.
Author (2009).Working in social work: The real world guide to practice settings. NY: Routledge.
Author (2009). Organized Labor’s Contribution to the Human Services: Lessons from the Past and Strategies for the Future. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 24, (1).
Author (2007). Oral Histories and Older Adults: Infusing Content on Cultural Diversity and Aging in BSW Education. New York State Social Work Education Association Conference Proceedings, (10), 27-34.
Co-Author (2007). Whose treatment is it anyway? The role of consumer preferences in mental health care. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 10 (1), 65-80.
Co-Author(2006). Do unions matter? An examination of the historical and contemporary role of labor unions in the social work profession. Social Work. Journal of the National Association of Social Workers. 51 (4), 289-384.
Co-Author (2006). (Eds.) Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. NY: Routledge.
Co-Author (2006). Clinical work with immigrants and refugees: An ethnographic multicultural approach in E. Congress & M. Gonzalez (Eds.) Multicultural perspectives in working with families. (2nd ed.). NY: Springer.
Co-Author (2006) Stigma, Sexual Orientation, and Mental Illness: A Community Mental Health Perspective in Rosenberg & Rosenberg (Eds.) Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. NY: Routledge.
Co-Author (2004). No need to hide: Out of the closet and mentally ill. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 1, 72-85.
- New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified Field Instructor
- Board Member, Kincare Advisory Task Force
- Former Board Member, National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter
- Former Delegate, National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter
- Former Board Liaison, New York State Social Work Education Association
- Treasurer, Rainbow Heights Club