RACHELLE KAMMER, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW, Ph.D. Columbia University School of Social Work.
My primary research interests focus on the specialized treatment needs of adolescent girls and women with substance abuse problems. I am also involved in studying the unique needs of older adults with substance abuse issues.
Early Childhood Social Emotional Development
Principal Investigator/Evaluator. Westchester New York Early Step Forward (ESF) Project. Working with Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health to conduct a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of an evidence based early childhood social-emotional curriculum. ESF is being implemented in ten child care centers serving approximately 800 young children located Westchester County. Project coordination and oversight through Children FIRST, Fordham University.
- Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups I & II
- Practice with Abusers of Alcohol and Other Substances
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Steering Committee, Institute for Women and Girls, Fordham University, 2006 - Present.
Faculty Leader, Institute for Women and Girls Student Group, Fordham University, 2008- Present.
Advisory Committee, NASW NYC Undoing Racism Internship, 2007- 2008.
Created and taught curriculum for New York City Department of Education Family Workers on effectively working with families living in temporary housing, Children FIRST, Fordham Univeristy, 2005 - 2008.
Member NASW, 1993 - Present.