Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York



Carol P. Kaplan is Associate Professor of Social Work at Fordham. She received her Ph.D. from NYU, her M.S.W. from Hunter, and her B.A. from Queens College. Prior to beginning her teaching career at Fordham she worked as a Supervising Social Worker at the Rockland County Community Mental Health Center, in the Child and Adolescent Division. At Fordham she has taught Clinical Practice I and II, the Clinical Practice Seminar, Social Work with Adolescents, and Relational Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults, as well as Oppression of Diverse Populations. In addition, she has been a Faculty Advisor. She has also taught in the Doctoral Program. She has served as co-chair of the Clinical Area on two separate occasions.

Dr. Kaplan’s research and publications have largely involved children and adolescents. Together with colleagues she has researched and published articles and book chapters on adolescent Latinas, specifically the questions of suicide attempts, adaptive functioning and sense of well-being, and – most recently – the impact of mentoring on school performance, ethnic identity and self-esteem. In addition, she has many other publications, including a co-authored book on Rockaway, NY, an article on Bertha Capen Reynolds and an article on the Economic Bill of Rights, as well as articles and book chapters on children, adolescents, families, and various aspects of mental health. Currently she is a consultant, trainer and evaluator for the Latina teen mentoring program sponsored by the Fordham Institute for the Education of Women and Girls.

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