Melissa Higgins
Melissa Higgins
Associate Director of Field Education, New Brunswick
MSW, Rutgers
Ms. Higgins interests include trauma, GLBT issues, and women.


Melissa Higgins received her MSW from the Rutgers School of Social Work in 1991.  From 1991 to 1995 she served as Clinical Supervisor and Family Therapist at Catholic Charities in Flemington, New Jersey.  In 1995 Ms. Higgins became Executive Director of Women Helping Women, an agency dedicated to providing affordable services to women, young girls and teens struggling with issues related to domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, depression, loss, self-esteem, peer pressure, relationships and addiction.  Ms. Higgins received the NASW/NJ chapter "2007 Trail Blazer of the Year" for her work empowering women, teens, and girls.  Ms. Higgin's clinical specialties include PTSD, women's issues, therapy groups and gay & lesbian issues.  In addition to her duties as Associate Director Field Education for the New Brunswick Campus, Ms. Higgins teaches in the School of Social Work.

Courses Taught:

  • Social Work Practice I
  • Social Work Practice II
  • Group Dynamics

Selected Recent Publications:

Taking Care of Your Stress: Learning to Do What Works self published through