Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: Boston Campus, Activities West 305C
B.S.W. (Women Studies and Community Studies), University of California at Santa Cruz
M.S.W., San Francisco State University
Ph.D. (Social Work and Sociology), Boston University
Nicole Dubus has been active in the field since the mid-1980s, working in northern California and Massachusetts in public and private settings. Her research interests are in community-based research, home-visitation programs, early parenthood, culturally-sensitive clinical skills, and the experiences of refugees throughout the life course.
Her field and academic experiences are in the areas of addictions, health care that addresses the physical-emotional-social-economic well-being of the individual, feminism, relational-cultural theory, social justice, direct practice skills, and program evaluation.
Her current areas of interest are in trans-cultural aging, post-traumatic stress from torture and genocide, immigration issues, and health and mental health service delivery and systems barriers for this population.
Dubus, N., "I feel like her daughter not her mother": Ethnographic trans-cultural perspective of the experiences of aging for a group of Southeast Asian Women, Journal of Aging Studies (2010), doi:10.1016 /j.jaging.2010.02.002
Dubus, N. (2009). Creating a bridge to healing: A professional/paraprofessional team approach. Journal of Social Work Practice 23(3), pp. 327-336.
Dubus, N. (2009). Professional/paraprofessional team approach in groupwork with Cambodian refugee women. Groupwork 19(2), 46-62.
Dubus, N. (2010). Who cares for the caregivers? Why Medical Social Workers belong on end-of-life teams. Submitted to Social Work in Health Care, 49(7), 603-617.
Paris, R. & Dubus, N. (2005). The challenge of new motherhood: Staying connected while nurturing an infant. Family Relations Journal, 54, 72-83.
Family Relations Journal
Australian Social Work
Dubus, N. (2011). Developing a Team Model. Canada Refugee Health Conference, Toronto Canada
Dubus, N. (2008). Creating a Bridge to Healing: A Professional/Bicultural-Paraprofessional Co-Therapy Team Approach. CSWE Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Dubus, N. (2007). Burdened by love and abandoned by professionals. Carework Conference. New York, NY.
Dubus, N. (2006). Permission to be authentic: What new mothers perceive to be helpful. Presentation to Jewish Family and Children Services, Waltham, MA.
Dubus, N. (2005). Policy of emotions: How emotions determine public policies. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference. Washington DC.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2004). Home-visiting support for at-risk mother: The relationship makes it work. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Dubus, N. (2003). Care work, paid work and the changing structure of the family. American Sociological Society Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Dubus, N. (2003). The impact of controlling images of mothering on women. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2003). Evaluation of a home-visiting program. Boston University School of Social Work Doctoral Colloquium. Boston, MA.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2003). A challenge of new motherhood: Staying connected while nurturing an infant. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. Washington, DC.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2002). Program evaluation of a relationship based home intervention program for at-risk mothers. Zero to Three's National Training Institute. Washington, DC.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2002). Program evaluation: What the volunteers do that helps. Presentation to Jewish Family and Children Services, Newton, MA.
Paris, R., & Dubus, N. (2002). The challenge of new motherhood. Jean Baker Miller Research Forum. Wellesley, MA.
Human Behavior and Social Environment (BSW, MSW); Practice Methods, Field Seminar
Research Interests and Projects
Immigration; refugee experience; culturally sensitive counseling in community health settings.
New Orleans community work involving MSW students and the Family Justice Center in New Orleans