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Valerie Wood

Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 212-636-6600
Email: vwood@fordham.edu
Office: Lincoln Center 726

Education

MSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (1997)

Courses Taught

Field Work I

Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis II

Practice Experience

I have extensive experience in both clinical and administrative social work. My clinical background includes the following experience: community mental health; Senior Clinician at an urban inpatient substance abuse treatment facility where I supervised clinical staff and specialized in diagnosing and treating clients with co-occurring disorders; Crisis Intervention in both domestic violence and in a hospital setting; bariatrics; and a private practice where I have continued to work with adolescents and adults, I hold a specialization eating disorders and addiction. I have additionally held leadership positions within non-profit as well as corporate environments. For example, as Clinical Director for a community mental health agency I supervised staff, participated in strategic planning, Board development and created as well as implemented programs and grants. One of my last positions, prior to entering the field of social work, was as Vice President of Administration for a publicly held corporation. In most of these positions I have worked extensively at defining new programs based upon community needs, developed them within context of agency resources, marketed and then implemented them within the communities they serve. I am additionally active in community outreach, macro-practice, and I serve as a volunteer with several community organizations.