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Tawanda L. Hubbard

Tawanda L. Hubbard

Associate Professor of Professional Practice

DSW, MSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work; BS Business Administration-Management, Bloomfield College

Dr. Hubbard’s practice interests include working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with adverse childhood experiences, parenting, parent-child conflict, family conflict, ADHD, mood disorders, ODD, relational challenges, personal and family crisis, unresolved trauma, and self-development. Dr. Hubbard’s scholarship interests focus on in-home/in-community behavioral health, relational neglect in adolescence, opposition in adolescence, personhood, family wellness, relational interventions, structural discrimination, anti-racism and anti-oppression, incorporating social justice in clinical practice, clinical supervision, and creating and sustaining nurturing spaces for Black women in leadership.

Bio: 

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Hubbard taught at Rutgers School of Social Work as a part-time lecturer for over nine years. She was honored in 2016 with the Outstanding Doctoral Student Instructor award and in 2013 and 2014 with Outstanding Adjunct Instructor awards. Recently, Dr. Hubbard was honored with a national teaching leadership award in higher education by JV Educational Consultants in March 2021. Dr. Hubbard is a LCSW with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, and clinical practice. She currently provides individual, couple, and family therapy as a private practitioner. She is a certified child sexual abuse therapist and REBT therapist. Dr. Hubbard holds postmasters in clinical practice with adolescents and spirituality from NYU. She is a trained family therapist in Bowen’s intergenerational therapy and trained in family therapy at Ackerman Institute for the Family and Multicultural Family Institute. Dr. Hubbard is a clinical supervisor, consultant trainer, and she conducts workshops and webinars on her scholarship interests. Dr. Hubbard is the immediate past president of the NASW-NJ Chapter, former faculty at MUSSW and CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program Alumna. She has held positions as a DYFS worker, clinical youth case manager, youth therapist, lead youth therapist, and supervisor at a therapeutic foster home program. Dr. Hubbard currently serves on Rutgers School of Social Work's Alumni Advisory Council, CSWE Doctoral MFP Advisory Council and is active in her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is currently pursuing her second doctorate, a PhD in Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University. 

Courses Taught: 

Clinical Social Work I

Clinical Social Work II

Clinical Social Work: Adolescents

Clinical Social Work:  Families

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Selected Recent Publications: 

Hubbard, T.L. (January 2021).  A Moment of Reflection on Her Story, Our Story:  Kamala Harris, Vice President-Elect of the United States of America, NASW-NJ Focus, January 2021, Vol 30.4

Hubbard, T. L. (January 2019).  Having Difficult but Necessary Conversations with Your Field Instructor, The New Social Worker, Winter 2019, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 6-7

Hubbard, T. L. (December 2017).  Showing Up and Standing Up for Social Work: Social Workers Owning and Shaping the Narrative of Our Profession, NASW-NJ Focus, 26 (6), p. 9-10.

Hubbard, T. L. (December 2017). It’s not all about the behaviors: Identifying and addressing relational neglect in adolescence within the familial environment, Reflections: Narratives for Professional Helping, 23 (1), p. 52-65

Hubbard, T. L. (May 2017).  New Take on Opposition in Adolescence. https://tawandalhubbarddsw.com/

Hubbard, T. L. (February 2015). We Must Never Forget the Progress and Struggle of African Americans.  NASW-NJ Focus, 24(1), pp.1, 8

 

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