Social work

José Miguel Paez

Jose Miguel Paez
Full-time Lecturer
Email:
Phone:
(818) 677-4991
Office location:
SH 211

Biography

José Miguel Paez, Full-time Lecturer, joined the CSUN faculty in the Fall of 2009. Mr. Paez received his MSW from the University of Southern California in 2001, with an emphasis on families and children. His theoretical and research interests include Postmodern Theory (Critical Race, NeoFeminism, Marxism, Queer, Self-Efficacy, and Attachment theories,), Trauma and Restorative Justice, Social and Racial Justice, Intersectionality, Liberation and Transformative Based Social Work Practice, Examining social inequality and pursuing change efforts toward equity and peace. He has many years of experience working with children and families. He served as a bilingual outpatient clinician for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services for 6 years. In 2007, he worked in collaboration with the USC School of Social Work, and USC Civic and Community Relations, and the USC Community Education Academy to create and develop a social work program that serves as a free community resource to residents within the area, and also as field education placement for USC first year social work graduate students. He served as the program director, field instructor, and clinical supervisor. He continues to provide ongoing consultation, mentoring, and psychoeducational trainings to families and professionals. Mr. Paez has a background in theatre, improv, spoken word, and was also a basketball coach at various levels for over 10 years.

Education

  • (1996)  College of the Canyons, A.A. emphasis in Behavioral Sciences
  • (1998) California State University of Northridge, B.A. Sociology emphasis in Social Welfare
  • (1999) California State University of Northridge, B.A. Psychology
  • (2001) University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work, emphasis Family and Children
  • (2007) Received License as a Clinical Social Worker

Courses Taught

  • SWRK 502 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • SWRK 503 - Psychosocial Assessment/DSM
  • SWRK 510 - Micro Practice I
  • SWRK 520 - Multiculturalism
  • SWRK 521 - Macro Practice I
  • SWRK 525 - Policy I
  • SWRK 601 - Advanced Micro Practice
  • SWRK 602 - Advanced Micro Practice
  • SWRK 630 - Trauma and Grief
  • SWRK 645 - Advanced Policy
  • SWRK 650G - Leadership
  • SWRK 650P - Social Justice and Family Therapy

 Selected Publications and Presentations

Committees

Chair Docs & Talks, Co-Chair Diversity Day, Co-Chair Lunch and Learn, member of Micro, Macro, Policy, and HBSE Sequence Committees, Fall Kick Off

Research and Interests

Postmodern Theory (Critical Race, Neo-Feminism, Marxism, Queer, Self-Efficacy, and Attachment theories,), Trauma and Restorative Justice, Social and Racial Justice, Intersectionality, Liberation and Transformative Based Social Work Practice, Examining social inequality and pursuing change efforts toward equity and peace.