Visiting Assistant Professor
Paul Gould, PhD, LCSW, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social
Work. Dr. Gould has over 20 years of experience in health and human services. He has
implemented multiple interventions – both school- and community-based – to address
the needs of vulnerable populations within the community, including older adults,
the homeless, and victims of violence and trauma. Dr. Gould also has extensive training
and experience as a therapist with trauma victims.
Dr. Gould is a dedicated instructor and strives to cultivate dynamic learning environments which promote MSW students' professional development. He has taken the lead within the department to facilitate integration of educational technologies into social work courses, including the construction of the department's Simulation Labs.
Dr. Gould holds several leadership roles within the Department of Social Work and College of Community and Public Affairs. In July 2014, he was appointed Acting Director of the new Advanced Certificate for Social Work in Health Care. The Social Work in Health Care Program is being developed under a 2014 SUNY High Needs award to address workforce development issues in New York State. The program will prepare professional social workers to provide services as part of an interprofessional health care team. This program will utilize state-of-the-art instructional technology to facilitate a dynamic learning environment where students will learn from regional and national leaders in order to develop advanced practice skills applicable in a variety of health care settings. He is also currently Assistant Director of the Southern Tier Center on Aging and Coordinator, a division of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies, and Coordinator of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE).
While at Binghamton University, Dr. Gould has received funding from the Hoyt Foundation and the Binghamton University Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund to implement the Pathways Project: Building Connections in Families Living with Dementia. Dr. Gould is the Co-Principal Investigator for the University's Mental & Behavioral Health Education & Training Program (MBHET) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The MBHET Program is provided in conjunction with six other MSW programs in Upstate New York.
- PhD, Human Development and Social Work,
- MSW, Marywood University
- BA, Mass Communications,
Saint Bonaventure University
Current Research Interests
- Integration of expressive arts and social work practice
- Social connectedness and healthy aging
- Interdisciplinary practice in aging
Bronstein, L. R., Gould, P. R., Berkowitz, S. A., James, G., & Marks, K. (in press). Impact of a social work care coordination intervention upon hospital readmission: A randomized controlled trial. Social Work.
Gould, P. R., Lee, Y., Berkowitz, S., & Bronstein, L. R. (in press). Impact of a collaborative interprofessional learning experience upon medical and social work students. Journal of Interprofessional Care.