Specialty Area(s): Parenting Interventions, Family Therapy, Foster Care, Children and Adolescents with Emotional/Behavior Problems and Substance Abuse
Rachel DeCicco, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an associate research scientist in the Institute for Prevention Science at the NYU Child Study Center. She serves as a clinician for ParentCorps, a prevention partnership program between public schools and communities to promote social and academic competence and prevent conduct problems in preschoolers living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. As part of the data management team, Ms. DeCicco coordinates and supervises school-based data collection and contributes to data quality assurance systems. Ms. DeCicco is primarily interested in planning and implementing interventions to foster the development and socialization of underprivileged children and adolescents.
Ms. DeCicco completed her MSW at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU and her BA in sociology with a concentration in social welfare at the University of Delaware. She also has a certificate in training and organizational behavior from the NYU School of Continuing Professional Studies.
Ms. DeCicco was a grants manager at the NYU Child Study Center where she oversaw all grants related issues within the research department. While pursuing her MSW, Ms. DeCicco interned at Odyssey House where she provided adolescents and adults with individual and group therapy to assist in their recovery from substance abuse. She has also provided individual, group and family therapy to children and adolescents at risk for foster care in their home while at the New York Foundling. Post graduation, she worked as a youth development specialist at the New York Foundling and as a foster care supervisor at Forestdale Inc. before returning to the NYU Child Study Center.
Ms. DeCicco is a member of the National Association for Social Workers.