George Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Dr. Leibowitz is Professor at Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare in New York, where he teaches courses in mental health, trauma, substance abuse, and clinical practice. He received his PhD in Social Work and Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. He is a licensed clinical social worker and was listed with the State of Colorado as a sex offense-specific treatment provider and evaluator for several years. Dr. Leibowitz provides training and consultation to several agencies nationally including in New York and Vermont with the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DCF) involving risk of sexual harm cases. His research agenda includes developing etiological models of sexual aggression, trauma-informed practices with families and incarcerated populations, sex offender reentry policies, and assessment and interventions with juveniles who present with sexually harmful behavior. He has published articles in journals such as Trauma and Dissociation, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, as well as books and book chapters on forensic social work, restorative justice and working with adolescents.