Catherine Carballeira

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Carballeira is a Contributing Faculty member, Clinical Social Worker, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Clinic Supervisor and Hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience working with Latinos, Native Americans and other vulnerable and fragile populations. Dr. Carballeira has been teaching in MSW and DSW/PhD programs at Walden, NYU, Rutgers and Touro College Graduate programs. Dr. Carballeira's dissertation focused on Cultural Competence as an outsider with Native Americans (Indigenous Identity at Poospatuck Reservation: Implications for Culturally Competent Policy and Practice). Her current work is in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, where she has published several trainings for social workers on Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (Relias Training Institute). Dr. Carballeira is the former president of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers, and is being honored this year by COPAY, the only bilingual substance abuse program in Nassau County, NY as "Clinician of the Year." While at Stony Brook University, Dr. Carballeira chaired a national conference on "Immigration and Social Justice" that featured Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farmworkers Union, as a keynote speaker. Recently Dr. Carballeira presented on "Compassion Fatigue or Compassion Satisfaction?" in the NAFAS conference at Hofstra University.