Field Education Coordinator and Teaching Instructor
MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Lorraine Y. Howard is the Field Education Coordinator and Teaching Instructor for Rutgers University. In this role she is responsible for assisting students in obtaining field placement opportunities, providing supervision for BASW students, facilitating various workshops for students, and enhancing and building community relationships. She teaches social work courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Howard received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey and Texas, and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey. Howard is currently the founder of Jamii Counseling and Consultant LLC, providing therapy, program evaluation and development, staff training and clinical supervision to LSWs seeking their LCSW and research consultant.
She has over 18 years of experience working in the field of social work; this includes work with adults, at risk adolescents, community corrections and those dealing with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. She also has over 10 years of non-profit management experience and as a trainer. Howard designs and facilitates trainings and workshops to enhance social work skills including conducting effective assessments, behavioral treatment planning, stages of change, and drug and alcohol sensitivity, to name a few. She is certified in several cognitive-behavioral programs ranging from anger management to substance abuse and trained at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York for a primary certificate practica in REBT. Howard has mentored young women by volunteering for programs such as Sisters in Progress and the Youth Advocacy Program and she continues to be a mentor in her work today.
Her areas of practice include non-profit management, program development, clinical supervision, and clinical practice with both adolescents and adults with a focus on addictions, mental health, and criminal justice. She has taught the following courses within the Addictions Certification Training (ACT) graduate program: Biology of Addictions, Case Management, Clinical I & II, and HBSE: Addictions Across the Life Span. Also, taught in the undergraduate level: Professional Development and Social Welfare Policy and Practice I & II.
Professional affiliations include being a board member and treasure for Breath of Life, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provide health and well-being through the promotion of wholestic social services to the community. She is also a board member and general manager of fundraising for South Jersey Fire, a cheerleading organization committed to developing successful young athletes with focus on physical fitness, psychological well-being, community service, and lifelong lessons within a safe, fun, and positive environment.