Campus Address: Caudell Hall 357
Ph. D., SUNY at Buffalo
Dr. Carolyn Hilarski joined Buffalo State College in 2006 as an Associate Professor after teaching, as Assistant Professor, at Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University. She also taught as Adjunct Professor at SUNY at Brockport, Nazareth/Brockport Consortium, and SUNY at Buffalo. She holds the title of Full Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College in the Department of Social Work.
Dr. Hilarski has taught Research, HBSE I and II, Groups, Interventions, Intro, Practice, Substance Abuse, and Field Seminar across both the MSW and BSW curriculums.
Dr. Hilarski's research interest is mental health prevention, principally in addictions, with a special focus on trauma. She has a social work practice background that includes more than two decades of experience in the substance abuse, forensic, and mental health fields.
Dr. Hilarski earned her B.S.W. degree from SUNY at Brockport and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from SUNY at Buffalo. She currently serves on several editorial boards: the Journal of Research and Social Work Practice, the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and the Journal of Addiction, Recovery, and Aftercare and works as co-Vice President and Web Manager of the New York State Social Work Education Association. She has received several university teaching and mentoring awards in addition to the NYS SW Educator of the Year Award. She has been the principle and co-investigator of several grants, as well as authoring over thirty manuscripts. She is the editor of the book Addictions, Assessment, and Treatment with Adolescents, Adults, and Families and the co-editor of Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and their Families and the Handbook of Social Work in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse.
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