Campus Address: Caudell Hall 349
PhD, LCSW-R (2014, SUNY at Buffalo)
Dr. Mazzotta is a clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working individuals, groups, couples and families in a variety of treatment settings. She was a Post-Master’s Social Work Fellow at Menninger. Dr. Mazzotta has provided clinical instruction and supervision to clinical social workers, psychiatric residents, post-doctoral psychology fellows, and social work students at the bachelor and master’s level. In addition to her clinical practice, she has served as an executive director of an anti- domestic violence agency and is well-versed in organization management, development, regulatory oversite, and agency operations. Dr. Mazzotta has provided leadership on the local and state wide level to promote legislative and policy initiatives to address the needs of individuals and children impacted by domestic violence. Dr. Mazzotta has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on intimate partner violence, trauma and coordinated community response to domestic violence. Dr. Mazzotta has also served as a clinic director of a community based clinic that served clients compromised by long term behavioral health issues. Dr. Mazzotta has served the chair of the Rochester Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium and as President of the Board of Directors of the New York Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has served as clinical faculty, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, NY, and adjunct faculty, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, Marital and Family Therapy Training Program, Topeka, KS.
Dr. Mazzotta’s research focuses on domestic violence to gain better understanding of the needs those affected by intimate partner violence. She is also affiliated with the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester. Dr. Mazzotta approaches her research, clinical work and teaching from an empowerment and holistic perspective. When not working, Dr. Mazzotta enjoys traveling, and spending time with her partner, friends and, family and her Norwegian Buhunds. She and her partner also spend a lot of time training their Buhunds to compete in conformation, obedience and, agility trials.
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