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Dr. Carmen Ortiz Hendricks

Interim Dean and Professor

Office hours: by appointment

Dr. Carmen Ortiz Hendricks joined Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work as associate dean and professor in 2005 after being on the faculty of Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York since 1980. At Hunter, she taught Social Casework Practice, Multicultural Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees, Human Behavior in the Social Environment and the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). At Wurzweiler, she teaches doctoral courses in Social Work Education and Social Work Administration.

Hendricks is the lead author with Jeanne Finch and Cheryl Franks of Learning to Teach—Teaching to Learn: A Guide to Social Work Field Education by the Council on Social Work Press (2005), which is widely used in seminars in field instruction throughout the United States. She is co-editor of Intersecting Child Welfare, Substance Abuse and Family Violence: Culturally Competent Approaches with R. Fong, and R. McRoy (2006, Alexandria, VA: CSWE Press). Her latest publication for CSWE Press is Women of Color as Social Work Educators: Strengths and Survival with co-authors H. Vakalahi and S. Starks (2007).

As a member of NASW’s National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Hendricks was a major contributor to the development of NASW’s Standards for Cultural Competence in the Social Work Practice. She also served as president of the New York City Chapter of NASW from 1996–1998 and was honored with the Chapter Service Award in 2001. Hendricks is a founding member of the Chapter’s Latino Social Work Task Force (2001–present) that has undertaken a strategic plan for the development of the Latino social work workforce in New York City and New York State. Her report, “Supply and Demand for Hispanic Social Workers,” describes the critical shortage of bilingual, bicultural and culturally competent social workers. She has served as a site visitor (2003–present), board member (1998–2001) and commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation (2005–2008) for the Council on Social Work Education. Hendricks was recently appointed to CSWE’s Council on Publications for a three year term (2010–2013).

Hendricks had a three-week Fulbright Scholarship to Israel in March of 2008, where she consulted with Israeli social work educators and taught classes at Hebrew University, Ben Gurion University and Yeshiva University in Jerusalem. She was honored to be inducted as a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (2009) and a Social Work Pioneer by NASW (2009). She received her doctoral degree from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work, her master’s in social work from Adelphi University School of Social Work and her bachelor’s degree from Molloy College.

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