Faculty Biography | George Leibowitz
George Leibowitz, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
443 Waterman Building
George Stuart Leibowitz, Ph.D., LICSW is Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont Department of Social Work and teaches courses in social theory, mental health, substance abuse, policy, and practice. His clinical practice experience involves interventions with youth, and conducting mental health and psychosexual evaluations in juvenile justice settings. His research interests include co-occurring disorders and trauma and dissociation among adolescents, the assessment and treatment of sexually abusive youth and adult offenders, wraparound programs for youth, family-based interventions, and international social work, with ongoing collaborative projects on mental health and sexual abuse in India and Scotland.
Areas of Expertise:
Addictions/Substance Abuse; Adolescent Development; Assessment and Evaluation; Child and Family Welfare; Criminal Justice; Mental Health; Psychology; Race and Racism; Research Methods; Social Theory; Social Welfare
- Leibowitz, G.S., Burton, D.L., & Howard, A. (in press). Part II: Differences between sexually victimized and nonsexually victimized adolescent sexual abusers and delinquent youth: Further group comparisons of developmental antecedents and behavioral challenges. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
- Burton D.L., Leibowitz, G. S., Booxbaum, A., & Howard, A. (2011). Comparison by crime type of juvenile delinquents on pornography exposure: The absence of relationships between exposure to pornography and sexual offense characteristics. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 6, 121-129. [abstract]
- Leibowitz, G.S., Laser, J.A., Burton, D.L. (2011). Exploring the relationships between dissociation, victimization, and juvenile sexual offending. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12 (1), 38-52. [abstract]
- Burton, D.L., Duty, K.J.,& Leibowitz, G.S. (2011). Differences between sexually victimized and nonsexually victimized male adolescent sexual abusers: Developmental antecedents and behavioral comparisons. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20 (1), 77-93. [abstract]
- Burton, D.L., Leibowitz, G.S, Eldredge, M.A., Ryan, G., & Compton, D. (2011). The relationship of trauma to non-sexual crimes committed by adolescent sexual abusers: A new area of research. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 20 (5), 579-593.
Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years
Addressing Substance Abuse in Social Work Practice; Assessment in Social Work; Social Work Practice in India; Theoretical Foundations of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Ph.D. in Social Work from University of Denver
- M.S.W. in Social Work from University of Denver
Licensure or Certifications
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, State of Vermont
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)