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Helen M. Crohn

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: 212-636-6633
Office: Lincoln 704H


Dr. Crohn is a Clinical Associate Professor at Fordham University GSS. She received her DSW from Adelphi University and her MSS from The Graduate School of Social Service, Bryn Mawr College.

Research Interests

Clinical practice with individuals, couples, and families

Divorce and remarried families

Social work practice and sexuality

Post-professional social work education: efficacy and curriculum


Helen M. Crohn has over 30 years agency based experience as a caseworker, supervisor, administrator and in-service instructor. Dr. Crohn joined the faculty as a Assistant Clinical Professor at Fordham University GSS in 2005.

Her focus in research was on step parenting from a strengths perspective. She has published widely on stepfamilies; her most recent article was: Five Styles of Positive Stepmothering from the Perspective of Young Adult Women in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. Her complete study had been recently published in a book, Daughters and Their Mothers and Stepmothers (2008).

Her current research is an evaluation of agency-based social work training in a large urban mental health agency. The initial findings were presented at the APM of the Council of Social Work Education, San Francisco, October 2007.

Dr. Crohn also has a private practice specializing in couples, marital counseling, and helping adults with sexual concerns.

In her former life, she studied fashion design and fine arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (BFA) and has an MFA in Art Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology.