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Cindy Maria Bautista-Thomas

Doctoral Lecturer

Dr. Cindy Bautista-Thomas is a Doctoral Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.  She comes to CSI from Columbia University School of Social Work where she served as an Associate Director of Field Education for 12 years. Dr. Bautista-Thomas is a licensed clinical social worker, educator, podcast host, yoga instructor, mindfulness facilitator, author, mother, wife, master trainer, and curator of spaces of healing, transformation, and impact.

Dr. Bautista-Thomas’ research interests include School Social Work Practice; Social Work Education; Latinx Populations; Culturally Responsive Practice; Bilingual Social Work, Professional Development, Curriculum Development, and Social Work Burnout Prevention/Sustainability.


PhD, in Urban Education, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

MPhil, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

MSW, University at Albany - State University of New York

BSW, Stony Brook University , The State University of New York

Scholarship and Publications

Bautista-Thomas, C. & Jarolmen, J. (Forthcoming). School social work: A direct practice guide. Waveland Press, Inc.

Bautista-Thomas, C. (Forthcoming). Entre Nos Theory – Praxis for School Social Work. In Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: Culturally Responsive Practice with Latinx Youth. Villarreal Sosa (Eds.) New York, NY: Oxford 

  • SWK 360
  • SWK 611
  • SWK 702
Cindy Maria Bautista-Thomas, PhD, LCSW

Contact Information

Office: Building 2A Room 201L
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