SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor of Social Work





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.

Scientific interests / 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

Articles in magazines

Article, “Adolescent Risk Behaviors: The case of Georgia”, Child and Family Social Work Journal, Manuscript submission; Manuscript ID: CFSW-03-15-0042; 2015

Article, “The context of social work in transitional countries: the case of Georgia”, International Social Work. Manuscript submission; Manuscript ID: ISW-15-0036; 2015

Article, “Mental health reforms in post communist countries within the context of western experiences”, Manuscript submission; Journal “Social Work”; 2015
Article, “Assessment of learning-to-learn processes in students”, Problems of Education in the 21st century, 2008, Volume 7(7): 126–132, ISSN: 1822-7864
Article, “Concept of Learning to Learn and Uznadze’s Theory of Set”, Georgian Electronic Scientific Journal: Education Science and Psychology, 2006/No 1(8); http://gesj.internet-academy.org.ge/gesj_articles/1151.pdf . In Georgian.

 Article, “The Causes of Aggression in the Family”. The Georgian Psychological Magazine. N3, 2000, In Georgian.

 Article, “For Learning Aggression in Different Population: Adaptation of The Gottschalk-Gleser Content Analysis Method”. The Georgian Psychological Magazine. N1,1999, In Georgian.

 Article, “For Learning Aggression in Different Population: Adaptation of The Gottschalk-Gleser Content Analysis Method”. The Georgian Psychological Magazine. N1,1999, In Georgian.

Article, “Defensive and Affective –Emotional Reactions to War: The Abkhazian War as Reflected in Peoples Subjective Reactions”. The Psychological Reports, USA, N78,1996, Co-author.

Books

Book, “Social Work in the Criminal Justice System”, Co-author, 2014, EU Publications, In Georgian.

Book, “Social Work Methods with Vulnerable Populations: A Practitioner’s Guide”, Co-author, USAID & UNICEF publications, 2012, ISBN 978-9941-0-4008-5, In Georgian.

Book, “Problem Based Teaching”, Co-Author, National Curriculum and Assessment Center  Publications, 2008, ISBN 978-9941-0-0544-2, In Georgian.

Glossary of Educational Terminology, part I & II. Co-author, National Curriculum and Assessment Center Publications, 2007-08, ISBN 978-9941-0-0541-1, In Georgian.

Book, “How to Teach Thinking”, Co- Author, National Curriculum and Assessment Center Publications, 2007,  ISBN 978-9941-0-0543-5, In Georgian.

Social Work Professional Terminology. Co-author, Georgian Association of Social Workers, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2006, In Georgian.

Social Work Code of Ethics. Co-author, Georgian Association of Social Workers, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2005, In Georgian.

Articles in newspapers

“Dialogi Almanakhi”, 2008-2009. National Assessment. National Curriculum and Assessment Center Newspaper. ISBN 978-9941-0-1493-2. Tbilisi, 2009. In Georgian.

Street Kids in Georgia and Risk of HIV/AIDS: Should we practice Harm Reduction Model for Street Kids?” A newsletter on drug use and HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction programs in the Former Soviet Union and North America, OSI, USA, 2004.

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  1. Course in Doctoral Seminar (Spring, Doctoral)
  2. Course in Research Seminar (Fall, Doctoral)
  3. Course in Social Work Theory and Practice (Fall, Master)
  4. Course in SW with Families and Children (Spring, Master)
  5. Course in Research Projects (Spring, Master)
  6. Course in Program Development and Evaluation (Fall, Master)
  7. Course in SW Practice Seminar 1: General (Fall, Master)
  8. Course in SW Practice Seminar 2: Homelessness and Social Housing (Spring, Master)
  9. Course in SW Practice Seminar 3: Reproductive Health and Rights; Addiction (Fall, Master)
  10. Course in SW Practice Seminar 4: Family Violence: Justice and Social Perspective (Spring, Master)
  11. Criminal Justice System and Social Work (Fall, Master)
  12. Course in Introduction to Social Work (Spring, Bachelor)
  13. Course in Social Work and Social Justice (Fall, Bachelor)

General Psychology (2000) MA

Social Psychology (2000) MA

Content Analysis Methods in Psychology (2000) MA

Course in Foundation of Social Work Practice  (2003-06) MA

Course in SPSS (2007) BA

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, 2014-15

Project “Enhancing Research Capacity and Knowledge Development through Social Work Doctoral Education”

New York University, USA

ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 2, STRAND 1 – European Community Mobility Programme

372359-1-2012-1-FI-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21, 2014-15

Project “Family adjustment to children with disabilities: cross cultural perspective”

University of Turku, Finland

Open Society Institute, International Scholarship Program, Alumni Grants Program 2011 -12. Log-In-ID 30016366; Project Code: E 9803.

Research Grant “The role of social workers in the mental health settings”.

Rustaveli Foundation, LPPL The foundation for Georgian Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. Grant # E-05-09. March, 2009.

Research Grant “The Difference Between psycho-emotional statuses of the different groups of IDPs in Georgia’.

Young Scientists Program FELLOWSHIP of ICP 2008

Germany (07.2008-08.2008)

Eurasia Foundation-Georgia, Grant # G07-0056, 1.10.2007-31.08.2008;

Grant “Building Sound Social Work Program at the Ilia Chavchavadze State University”,

publication Fellowship pRogram of caucasus research resource center – Research Project: “Risk Behaviors among adolescents in Georgia”

A program of the Eurasia Foundation

Tbilisi, Georgia (01.2007-02.2008)

Open Society Institute, International Scholarship Program, Alumni Grants Program 2007, Grant #14851, 09.03.2007, Grant Letter #754

Grant “Arrangement of the Resource Center for Social Work MA program”

Open Society Institute, International Higher Education Support Program, Academic Fellowship Program, Grant #14324, 13.04.2006-01.11.2006

Grant “Social Work Field Education and Library Development

Academic Fellowship PROGRAM (AFP) & Civic Education ProGRAM Fellowship (CEP)

Open Society Institute, International Higher Education Support Program

Budapest, Hungary (2003 – 2007)

Open Society Institute Zug Foundation, Network Scholarship Program, Alumni Grants Program 2003, Log-In ID 30007729, Project Code E9803, 2003-2004;

Grant “Establishment of the Georgian Association of Social Workers”

Social Work Fellowship

Open Society Institute, New York, NY (2001 – 2003)

Best Paper Award of the President of GEORGIA

Differences In Aggression Between Men And Women

Tbilisi State University Scientific Conference

Tbilisi, Georgia (1998).

GEORGIAN ASSOCIATION of social Workers, Tbilisi, Georgia (2004-current)

Founder, Executive Board Member

Social service agency. Tbilisi, Georgia (2011-current)

Kvemo Kartli Territorial Office, Child Care Board Member