Michaela L. Zajicek-Farber

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Michaela L. Zajicek-Farber, MSW, LCSW-C, BCD, PhD Social Work, is Associate Professor with Tenure at the National Catholic School of Social Service.

Dr. Farber received her Ph.D. in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 1990. Her dissertation was on Stress experience in parents raising a child with Down syndrome as related to the child’s transitional developmental period, parents’ appraisal of the child’s handicapping condition, and their personal coping and social resources. Dr. Farber also has an M.S.W. in Social Work from the same institution (1979), and a B.A. in Social Work and Psychology from Cleveland State University (1977).

Dr. Farber has over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker combined with academic expertise in teaching, research, and community service, including case management, professional consultation, grant writing, project development, and practice and program evaluation in the context of agency services. She has primarily focused on addressing the needs and well-being of vulnerable, economically impoverished, multicultural families caring for infants, children, and adolescents with and without disabilities, who struggle with mental health, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, chronic poverty, immigration, and various disabilities. She maintains LCSW-C license in Maryland and has a Diplomate-level certification by NASW and Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) status at the American Board of Examiners for Clinical Social Work (ABECSW).

Dr. Farber's areas of expertise and current interests include parenting, Effects of adult-parental mental health on childrearing, Early childhood development, mentoring and training, and program and practice evaluation. In the latter category, she specifically looks at the presence of factors necessary for developing research-based evaluation; strategies for developing evidence-based practice in social work, and in health and mental health; and methods for documenting levels of effectiveness in therapeutic interventions or human service delivery.

You can learn more about Dr. Farber on the National Catholic School of Social Service website.

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