DSW Student Profiles

DSW students group 2019.

Learn more about our current DSW students.

Learn more about our current PhD students and candidates:

Laurie Ackles

Laurie Ackles.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BSW, SUNY Brockport
  • BS, SUNY Brockport

Practice/Interest Areas

  • autism spectrum disorders in college students
  • education and employment challenges for autistic and neurodivergent individuals
  • building inclusive communities

Jackeline Bancayan

Jackeline Bancayan.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA, University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • child welfare
  • intergenerational trauma
  • vicarius trauma and compassion fatigue

Kelsey C. Bennett

Kelsey Bennett.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA,  University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • neurologically-based treatment methods
  • complex trauma, PTSD and transgenerational trauma
  • pscyho and socio cybernetics

Erin Cole

Erin Cole.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BSW,  Nazareth College

Practice/Interest Areas

  • school-based social emotional learning
  • dispararities in classifications of educational disabilities

Destonie Cormier

josie diebold.

Education

  • MSW, University of Maryland
  • BS,  LeMoyne College

Practice/Interest Areas

  • military and veteran families
  • combat related PTSD
  • holistic evidenced based trauma treatments

Michelle Fortunado-Kewin

Michelle Fortunado-Kewin.

Education

  • MSW, University of Southern California
  • BSW,  San Francisco State University

Practice/Interest Areas

  • school social work
  • suicide prevention and intervention in Filipinx communities 
  • culturally responsive clinical supervision

Dusten Green

Dusten Green.

Education

  • MSW, Greater Rochester Collaborative - SUNY Brockport/Nazareth College
  • BA, University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • trauma and addiction
  • military and first responder trauma treatment
  • personality disorders

Catherine Heimback-Murdie

Catherine Heimback-Murdie .

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA, Canisius College

Practice/Interest Areas

  • trauma-informed care
  • mentall illness and trauma in children-adolescents
  • parent-child interaction therapy

Samantha Janosick

Samantha Janosick.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA,  University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • emotion regulation and resiliency
  • anger management
  • anxiety/OCD in children and adolescents

Kathleen Lisborg

Kathleen Lisborg.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA,  University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • intersection of grief and addiction
  • trauma
  • grief and loss

Ashley Maracle

Ashley Maracle.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA, University at Buffalo

Practice/Interest Areas

  • health promotion
  • individual and group therapy
  • crisis interventions

Nina Ruffin

Nina Mroszczak-Ruffin.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Practice/Interest Areas

  • restorative practice
  • implicit bias
  • racial equity
  • historical trauma

Frances Patterson

Frances Patterson.

Education

  • MSW, University at Buffalo
  • BA, Canisius College

Practice/Interest Areas

  • social determinants of health and inequities in underserved communities
  • intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience in urban communities
  • child welfare and cultural inclusion system evaluation

Jeanette Tolson

Jeanette Tolson.

Education

  • MSW, SUNY Albany
  • BA,  Hartwick College

Practice/Interest Areas

  • attachment theory and adult relationships
  • betrayal/infidelity in long-term relationships
  • harm reduction approaches as it relates to substance use

Eric Urevich

connor walters.

Education

  • MSW, Hunter College
  • MS, Bank Street College
  • BA,  SUNY Stonybrook

Practice/Interest Areas

  • first generation college students
  • student-parents in higher education
  • parent training and child disciplinary practices

Alexandra Wilkosz

Alexandra Wilkosz.

Education

  • MSW, Greater Rochester Collaborative - SUNY Brockport/Nazareth College
  • BA, Siena College

Research Areas

  • eating disorder treatments
  • relational cultural theory
  • trauma-informed care