Shorena Sadzaglishvili

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School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of Social Work

Director of Research Center for Advancing Science in the Social Services and Interventions

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Dr. Shorena Sadzaglishvili holds a MSW from Columbia University and Doctorate in Psychology from Dr. Uznadze Institute of Psychology of Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia. Has professional experience in fields of educational, social and health program development, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation as well as teaching and curriculum development. Founder of the first MSW Programme in Georgia in 2007 and co-founder of the Georgian Association of Social Workers (GASW) in 2004. Currently is directing both the MSW and PhD programmes at Ilia State University. Dr. Sadzaglishvili is a board member and senior clinical social work/ research consultant at GASW, and author of numerous scientific articles and books in Social Work and Education. Has developed a number of manuals/guidelines in the fields of clinical social work, family and children, program design and evaluation, social work research, and social work practice teaching. Is recipient of a 2014 Visiting Research Scholar Fulbright Award to NYU Silver School of Social Work.


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• Family violence
• Role of families in promoting adolescent health,
• Adolescent Risk Behaviors (early sexual life, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies )
• Parent-adolescent communication;
• Intervention research;
• HIV prevention;
• Alcohol and drug use;
• Street Connected Youth
• Homelessness
• Role of Social Networks and Social Factors in Prevalence of HIV/AIDS among Risk Youth and Communities.
• Social Work Education
• Teaching and Learning

About

Dr. Shorena Sadzaglishvili holds a MSW from Columbia University and Doctorate in Psychology from Dr. Uznadze Institute of Psychology of Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia. Has professional experience in fields of educational, social and health program development, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation as well as teaching and curriculum development. Founder of the first MSW Programme in Georgia in 2007 and co-founder of the Georgian Association of Social Workers (GASW) in 2004. Currently is directing both the MSW and PhD programmes at Ilia State University. Dr. Sadzaglishvili is a board member and senior clinical social work/ research consultant at GASW, and author of numerous scientific articles and books in Social Work and Education. Has developed a number of manuals/guidelines in the fields of clinical social work, family and children, program design and evaluation, social work research, and social work practice teaching. Is recipient of a 2014 Visiting Research Scholar Fulbright Award to NYU Silver School of Social Work.


Research interests

• Family violence
• Role of families in promoting adolescent health,
• Adolescent Risk Behaviors (early sexual life, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies )
• Parent-adolescent communication;
• Intervention research;
• HIV prevention;
• Alcohol and drug use;
• Street Connected Youth
• Homelessness
• Role of Social Networks and Social Factors in Prevalence of HIV/AIDS among Risk Youth and Communities.
• Social Work Education
• Teaching and Learning