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Rebecca Bonanno

Dr. Rebecca Bonanno is an Associate Professor and Mentor in the School of Human Services, Department of Child & Family Studies.  She teaches online courses including Counseling Children & Adolescents and Childhood Trauma and offers study groups in Human Services topics at the Selden location on Long Island. Dr. Bonanno's research interests include mental health literacy and family violence prevention.  A clinical social worker licensed in New York state, she practices psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults in Huntington, NY, and has a Post-Master's Certificate from NYU in Child and Family Therapy.


  • A.B. in Sociology from Brown University
  • Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University - State University of New York


  • Bonanno, R. & Veselak, K. (2019). A matter of trust: Parents’ attitudes toward child mental health information sources. Advances in Social Work, 19 (2).
  • Sisselman-Borgia, A. & Bonanno, R. (2017) Rabbinical response to domestic violence: A qualitative study. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work.
  • Bonanno, R. & Sisselman-Borgia, A. (2016) Blended learning for nontraditional human services students. Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications.
  • Bonanno, R., Galuski, T. & MacMillan T. (2016) Connecting human services students with professional experiences. Journal of Human Services, 36 (1).
  • Bonanno, R. & Kelly, K. (2016) Awareness Weekend: A retreat-based prevention and youth development program. Children & Schools. July 2016, 38(3).
  • Bonanno, R.M. & Bonanno, R.J. (2013). Family physician and mental health collaboration. Family Doctor, a Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, Winter 2013.