Working with Groups in Community Settings: From Theory to Practice
B.F.A. Wayne State University (Theatre)
M.S.W. Hunter College
Ph.D. City University of New York (Social Welfare)
Mary Bitel, L.C.S.W., B.F.A., Ph.D., holds a B.F.A. in theatre from Wayne State University, an M.S.W. with a concentration in group work from the Hunter College School of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Mary is on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Special Programs, Open Arts, where she teaches the integration of the fine and performing arts with the theories, skills and dynamics of group work. Mary also teaches a course on acting Shakespeare’s texts and is on the faculty of NYU’s International Theatre Workshop, Amsterdam. She has been a guest lecturer at Hunter’s School of Social Work for a number of years. Mary is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups and Actors Equity.