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“One of the most rewarding aspects of my position here at Ramapo College is being a student mentor. Currently I am mentoring EOF students and am an international mentor for the Network of Social Work management for new social workers entering the field. When I was convener of the BSW program, I advised students preparing to become social work majors and helped facilitate the transfer process from local community colleges with updated articulation agreements. Each year, I take students in my Contemporary Social Welfare Policy class to the annual BSW Social Work Policy symposium, where they research a current topic on Social justice and present posters. I also have organized a campus-wide event which featured the screening of “Prison Kids” and a discussion of solitary confinement and its negative impact on inmates.”

– Eileen Klein is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and she joined Ramapo in September 2011. She was the convener of the BSW program and was instrumental in the College’s reaccreditation program. Prior to coming to Ramapo, she worked in the public mental health sector as a social worker and hospital administrator where she supervised social work students in their field placement in outpatient psychiatric clinics.

School:
School of Social Science and Human Services

Recent Publications

Journal Articles:
Maschi, T., Rees, J. and Klein, E. (2016) Coming Out of Prison: A Qualitative Exploration of LGBT Elders in the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Homosexuality.

Klein, E. (2015) Supervision of Social Work Interns as Members of a Multidisciplinary Team. Research on Social Work Practice.1-5

Klein, E., & Sarabia, S. E. (2014). Co-Occurring Disorders: Clinical, program, and policy considerations. Addiction, Recovery & Aftercare, 1, pp.35-53.

Uttaro, T., Erman, M., Klemuk, G., Klein, E., Henri, W., Wagner, K., Guddemi, J., and Piazza, D. (2013). Transitional Residences: Effectiveness and System Transformation. Best Practices in Mental Health. Vol. 9, (2). pp.67-78.

Book Chapters:
Klein, E. ( 2016). Establishing effective cross cultural alliances with diverse consumer populations. In: Strategies for Deconstructing Racism in the Health and Human Services. Carten, A., Siskind, A and Pender Green. Oxford University press.

Maschi, T., Rees, J., Klein, E., & Levine, R. (2015). LGBT elders and the Criminal Justice System. In D.A. Harley & P.B. Teaster (Eds.). Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies. Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing.

Klein, E. (2015) Khat. In: Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. Boslaugh, S. And Golson, J.G. (Eds.)

Klein, E. (2014). National institute of Mental Health. In: Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Cousins, L.H. And Golson, J.G. Eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Klein, E. (2014). Deinstitutionalization. In: Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Cousins, L.H. And Golson, J.G. Eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Klein, E. (2013). Polypharmacy. In: Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Klein, E. (2013). Community mental health: Policy and practice. In: Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition. Rosenberg, J., and Rosenberg, S. Eds. NY: London: Brunner- Routledge.

Rosenberg, J., Rosenberg, S., Huygen, C. and Klein, E. (2013) Marginal No More: Serious mental illness, sexual orientation and gender preference. In: Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition. Rosenberg, J., and Rosenberg, S. Eds. NY/London: Brunner- Routledge.

Awards and Accomplishments

Convener of BSW program at Ramapo when the Ramapo BSW Program was reaccredited for 8 years.

Education

PhD: NYU School of Social Work
MS: NYU School of Public Health
MSW: SUNY at Buffalo
BS: SUNY at Stony Brook

Licensed Social Worker in New York and New Jersey

Classes Known For

Contemporary Social Welfare Policy
Theory and Practice of Social Work
Diversity
Human Behavior