College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Sondra Brandler
Associate Professor
Social Work

Sondra Brandler
Associate Professor

Office : Building 2A Room 201C
Phone : 718.982.2189
Fax : 718.982.2038

Degrees :
DSW, Adelphi School of Social Work
MA, Bucknell University
MSW, Hunter College
BA, Hunter College

Biography / Academic Interests :
Dr. Sondra Brandler, Associate Professor of Social Work, has been at the College of Staten Island since 1995.††She has served as the Director of the BASW Program for approximately ten years.††Dr. Brandler earned her MA in English literature at Bucknell University in 1971, her MSW at the Hunter College School of Social Work in 1973 and her DSW at the Adelphi School of Social Work in 1984.††She is the co-author with Camille Roman of three editions of a group work textbook, Group Work: Skills and Strategies for Effective Intervention, and has written numbers of articles and chapters and presented on social work with the aged, on group work, and on social work pedagogy.††She is a fellow of the Brookdale Center on Aging where she was involved in several research studies and a grant on ethnicity in long-term care facilities, and has been a consultant in the field of aging throughout her career.††A film, The Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, created from the diary of an elderly woman who was Dr. Brandlerís client, has been featured in film festivals and has won honors throughout the world.†††The movie, which in part speaks to the importance of the senior program and the social worker in the life of an older person, has been selected by the Department of Aging for training social workers and other health care professionals in the field of aging.††Dr. Brandler is a consultant to the project and continues to be involved in running some of the workshops.††Her current focus is on the completion of a book on caregiving entitled Letting Go: A Caregiverís Tale.

Scholarship / Publications :
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