Lois Carey

  • Professor
  • Division: Social Sciences
  • Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

Molloy and the Department of Social Work offers a unique  academic environment for both teaching and learning.  Social Work faculty is hard working, creative, and well trained.  We diligently work together to provide our students with a quality social work education.  Our curriculum reflects the "cutting edge" knowledge and skills that will be needed in the field.  Our reputation for developing competent, capable, dedicated social work professionals are well known throughout Long Island.  I am proud to be a Molloy faculty.

Academic Interests

  • Social Work Practice

  • Clinical Social Work

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Crisis Intervention

What I am working on

This 2012-2013 academic year, as part of my workload, I will be again teaching the Clinical Practice I & II courses for the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service at Molloy College Program.  The courses are framed by a practice orientation that attends to human rights and social justice.  The curriculum will highlight the clinical process with vulnerable populations across the life cycle.  This newly crafted curriculum will offer students exciting learning experiences, as we work together to develop the necessary competencies in order to work with diverse populations.

Educational Philosophy

My philosophy of teaching has evolved over time, utilizing professional mentoring, courses and classroom experience to shape and mold it.  In this way, my philosophy has developed in three areas: (1) relationship at the heart of it all, (2) student centered learning, and (3) integrating of theory into practice.

Educational Background

  • PhD - 1996 - New York University School of Social Work - Clinical Social Work

  • MSW - 1983 - Adelphi University School of Social Work - Social Work

  • BSW - 1982 - Adelphi University School of Social Work - Social Welfare

  • AA - 1980 - Nassau Community College - Liberal Arts

Additional Information

In the fall 2012 semester Social Work majors in my SWK 452 Practice II class will be focused on developing skills of working with people in small groups and in work with families.  There will be a great deal of role play and fun as the students work with me to gain the theory base of working in these two different modalities.  Since these students are in their senior year, they will simultaneously be working in their internships, which will enable them to take class learning into the internship experiences with those whom they serve.

Favorite Books

  • Dibbs in Search of Self
  • The Help
  • Water for Elephants
  • Carey, L.  (in press). [Review of the book:  Ending Rape Through Peer Education:  The Men's and Women's Programs by John D. Foubert], Social Work with Groups.

  • Carey, L. (2005). Teaching macro practice:  An experiential learning project.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work.  27(1/2).

  • Carey, L. & Veit, A. (2002). Rape:  Conceptualizations of trauma and intervention.  In E. Weinstein & E. Rosen (Eds.), Critical Issues in Sexuality:  Implications in Psychotherapy, 312-338.  Ma:  American Press.

  • Carey, L. (2000). [Review of the book:  Bearing witness to a journey through rape trauma and recovery. American Psychological Association.

  • Carey, L. (1998) Illuminating the process of a rape survivors' support group. Social Work with Groups, 21(1/2), 103-115.