Justine Pawlukewicz

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Justine Pawlukewicz


PhD, MSW, New York University
BA, Syracuse University
Clinical Social Work Certificate, New York, University
Post-Bachelors Certificate in Disability Studies, City University of NY/Graduate Center

License and Credentials

Clinical Social Worker NY & NJ
Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) NY


  • Kearny, R., Pawlukewicz, J., & Guardino, M. (2014). Children with anxiety disorders: Use of a cognitive behavioral model within a social milieu. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Vol 28(1). 59-68.
  • Pawlukewicz, J., & Ondrus, S. (2013). Ethical Dilemmas: The use of applied scenarios in the helping professions. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Vol. 10, (1), 2-12.
  • Pawlukewicz, J. (2013, May, 20). Showcasing the utility of human service ethics through storytelling: Dual relationship dilemmas. Paper presented at the Living Responsibly: Ethical Issues In Everyday Life, Prague, Czech Republic (1-6). Interdisciplinary Press.net
  • Pawlukewicz, J. (2012, July, 13). Counseling Clinical Case Excerpts of the Unknown. Paper presented at World Multi-Conference: Systemics, Cybernetics and Inforematics, Barcelona, Spain (222-234). WordPress.com
  • Pawlukewicz, J. (2011). Cultural disability readiness: The upcoming landscape. Are we ready? Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations.Vol. 10 Issue 6, 119-128.
  • Pawlukewicz, J. (2004). Acceptance of an alcohol identity instrument: Assessment of its psychometric properties. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Vol. 4 (4), 67-87.
  • Pawlukewicz, J. (2003). World trade center trauma interventions: A clinical model for affected workers. Psychoanalytic Social Work. Vol. 10 (1), 79-88.


Dr. Pawlukewicz has presented at conferences and workshops on many human service topics. These range from addictions, disabilities, case management, cultural competency, counseling, psychotherapy, ethics, mental health, domestic violence, crisis-intervention, treatment planning to psychodynamic theories and their applications.

Professional Experience

Dr. Justine Pawlukewicz is the Chairperson and Associate Professor of the Human Services Department at The City University of New York (CUNY)-NYC College of Technology (NYCCT). She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Masters of Disability Studies. In addition she has published in peer reviewed journals, presented at regional, national and international conferences, and co-hosted a cable TV show on mental health issues.

In 1980 Dr. Pawlukewicz received her BA degree in sociology from Syracuse University. She continued with a Masters Degree, Clinical Certificate, and Ph.D., all in social work at New York University. She also has a post-bachelor certificate in Disability Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Dr. Pawlukewicz has been a clinical social worker since 1981. She was the supervisor of a Young Adult Program, for the chronically mentally ill and disabled in Jersey City, NJ. In 1986 she became a substance abuse counselor, at St. Vincent's Medial Center, earning a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor, from NY State which she still maintains. She coordinated an outpatient substance abuse program, as well as becoming a Community Educator. In this capacity she gave over 1000 lectures on substance abuse and mental health to the community and was honored with the Substance Abuse Counselor Award. She also worked as a lecturer for NY/NY Drinking & Driving Programs. She is licensed clinical social worker in NY/NJ and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1988.

Dr. Pawlukewicz is a board member of Freedom From Fear, an anxiety and depression agency; Board Member and Chairperson of the Afghanistan Blind Woman & Children Foundation; Member of the CUNY School of Professional Studies Disability Certificate Advisory Board; NYCCT Continuing Education Advisory Board; and NYCCT Continuing Education Disability Advisory Board. In addition she has served on the NYCCT's Institutional Review Board; Course & Standards; Chair of the Committee on Committees of the College Council; Committee on Students; Domestic Violence, Behavioral Intervention Team, and multiple sub-committees.

Research Interests

Clinical Social Work

Awards and Honors

Substance Abuse Counselor of the Year: Staten Island Council on Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Professional Memberships

Academy of Certified Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers
National Organization For Human Services

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