Nicole Nicotera

Nicole Nicotera

  • Biographical Description

    • Professor Nicole Nicotera earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare Research at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

      Areas of interest:

      • Health and well-being across the lifespan
      • Civic engagement and well-being
      • Mindfulness and well-being
      • Positive youth development
      • School Social Work
      • Privilege, Oppression and Social Justice

      Professor Nicole Nicotera's research and scholarship focus on promoting health and well-being across the life span, civic engagement and minfulness practices as pathways to well-being, measuring civic development and civic engagement, interventions to enhance civic leadership and positive youth development, and issues of unearned privilege and oppression in social work practice, education and research.

      As the mixed methodologist, Dr. Nicotera has developed expertise and experience in conducting and publishing mixed methods research. Her foray into mixed methods research began with a mixed methods dissertation at the University of Washington where she completed her Ph.D. in Social Welfare Research. The majority of her research endeavors involve the use of mixed methods.

      Dr. Nicotera is a community engaged scholar and collaborates with numerous community partners. Examples of her collaborations include: 1) evaluating trauma informed yoga for sexual assualt survivors, 2) evaluating trauma informed yoga and mindfulness for high risk young women, 3) implementing and evaluating 2 youth community organizing programs, 4) implementing and evaluating a slam poetry program to empower youth voices and well-being, and 5) implementing and evaluating a school-wide student guidance program to reduce student referrals to the principal’s office (responsive classroom).

      Prof. Nicotera's clinical practice experience included work with children and families in a community mental health center, where she used art, play and sand tray therapies. She also has extensive school social work experience with seriously emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and their families.

      At GSSW, she teaches mixed methods in the Ph.D. program and in the MSW program she teaches clinical intervewing skills and evidence-based practices for mind-body connections. She also has expertise in teaching qualitative research methods and analysisat the doctoral level and clinical theories for clinical practice and human behavior in the social environment as the MSW and BSW levels.

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