Justine Pawlukewicz’s Profile

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Justine Pawlukewicz
Title
Professor
Department
Human Services
Office Location
Namm 401
Academic interests

Counseling; mental health; addictions

Bio

MSW, PH.D New York University
BA Sociology, Syracuse University
Clinical Social Work Certificate, New York University
Post-Bachelors Disability Studies Program, City University of New York
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NY/NJ
Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) NY

Current Employment/Related Activities
Professor, NYC College of Technology
Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY BA & MA Disability Studies, CUNY
Clinical Psychotherapy Practice, NJ
Free-Lance clinical social worker trainer
Board Member: Chairperson-Afghanistan Blind Women & Children’s Foundation
Board Member-Freedom From Fear, Staten Island, NY

Past Employment
Supervisor of addiction outpatient clinics
Supervisor of mental health community based agencies.
DWI Evaluator and lecturer

Publications, Regional, National & International Presentations:
Ethics & Human Service Students
Trauma/World Trade Center
Children Anxiety/Cognitive Behavioral Health
Disabilities/Older Adults
Addiction Psychometric Instrument & Exploratory Analysis
Clinical Aspect of the Unknown

Work Phone
718-260-5135

My Courses

The Composition of Happiness

The Composition of Happiness

In English Composition I (ENG 1101), we will work our way through the complex and contradictory nature of “happiness,” exploring abstract concepts (such as virtue, value, freedom, and progress), zooming in to study individual needs and desires (and the ways in which these are both created by and marketed to by things such as popular culture, advertising, and self-help products), exploring the “science of happiness” as defined by the expanding field of positive psychology, and finally broadening our gaze to engage contemporary measurements of well-being and applications of it in areas such as social media, digital technologies, city planning, economic policies, and educational curricula. Throughout the course, we will engage “happiness” as a discourse (the rhetoric of happiness) that both circulates in and helps create our world and ourselves, and we will move from merely personal visions and/or cultural stereotypes of happiness to more critical, theoretically grounded perspectives on the subject. We will ask many questions about happiness/well-being, such as: • Why does studying/thinking critically about happiness matter? • How do we (and others) define happiness? • Are visions of happiness the same for everyone? • What values do these visions of happiness endorse (perhaps implicitly)? • How is happiness represented in various places, such as in the media, popular culture, advertising, schools, the government? • What do these representations teach us about what we should desire (and not desire), what we should value (and not value), what type of people we should be (and not be), and what type of actions we should take (and not take)? • Who gets to decide what happiness should look like? • Is happiness measurable? • How do you plan for/create happiness, both at the individual and the social level? • Is there equal access to happiness (or even the possibility of happiness)? • (Perhaps counter-intuitively) Is happiness (as defined by mainstream rhetoric/politics) even desirable? If not, how we might we imagine alternative visions of/methods for happiness/well-being? Since this is a composition course, we will never leave writing out of the picture: all class meetings will be devoted in part to writing, revising, and/or discussing ideas and drafts. The last segment of the course centers on a collaborative service learning assignment (with HUS 1101), involving fieldwork and research, that assesses well-being in the City Tech environment and presents recommendations to various stakeholders in our college community. *This course is part of a learning community with Human Services Professor Justine Pawlukewicz’s HUS 1101, D634 (80981), which meets on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:00pm in Namm 419B. Ever wonder what happiness really is? In this English and Human Services learning community, you’ll explore–from pop culture, positive psychology, and social services perspectives–what makes individuals and communities flourish or flounder.

The Composition of Happiness

The Composition of Happiness

Professor Jill Belli (English) & Professor Justine Pawlukewicz (Human Services) Ever wonder what happiness really is? In this English and Human Services learning community, you’ll explore–from pop culture, positive psychology, and social services perspectives–what makes individuals and communities flourish or flounder. *Avatar Image Credit: Laura Grace Bordeaux, happiness is a choice, https://www.flickr.com/photos/laceybordeaux/5744311332/in/photostream/

Human Services Seminar HUS 1203 (formally HUS 1207)

Human Services Seminar HUS 1203 (formally HUS 1207)

This is an overview of what to expect in internship at a community based agency.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

Emotions in Teaching and Learning

Emotions in Teaching and Learning

This is a site for thinking critically and generatively about the role of emotions in teaching and learning, and working collaboratively foster greater well-being, student engagement, and (faculty, student, staff) community here at City Tech.

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities

Learning Communities Blog

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