Ph.D., Clinical Social Work, New York University, 2007
Graduate Certificate, Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice, New York University, 1996
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, 1990
Colón, Y., Galantino, M.L., & Hornyak, R.L (in press). Beyond survival: Survivorship, integrative programs, lifestyle and rehabilitation. In S. Hedlund, B. Miller, G. Christ, & C. Messner (Eds.), Oncology and Palliative Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People Coping with Cancer. New York, NY : Oxford University Press.
Colón, Y. (2022). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for pain management. In T. Altilio, , S. Otis-Green, & J. Cagle (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work, 2nd New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Colón, Y. & Wladkowki, S. (2019). End-of-life-care. In S. Gehlert & T. Arthur (Eds.). Handbook of Health Social Work 3rd Ed. Colón, Y. (2019). Cultural aspects of care. In T. Altillo, M. L. Leimena, & B. Sumser (Eds.). Palliative social work: A practical guide for primary health social workers. New York: NY: Oxford University Press.
Kennedy, V., Smolinski, K.M., Colón, Y., & Zabora, J. (2015). Educating and training professional social workers in psycho-oncology. In J.C. Holland, W.S. Breitbart, P.N. Butow, P.B. Jacobson, M.J. Loscalzo, & R. McCorkle (Eds.), Psycho-oncology, 3rd Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
Colón, Y. (2015). Working with sociocultural and economic diversity. In G. Christ, C. Messner, & L. Behar (Eds.), Handbook of Oncology Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
Colón, Y. (2014). Aging: The lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender experience. In E. Krajewksi-Jaime (Ed.), Aging: Ethnicity and Gender Issues. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
Colón, Y., & Avnet, M.S. (2014). Medical hypnotherapy for pain management. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 28(2), 174-176.
SWKE-WGST 462/562 Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ People
SWRK 506 Theoretical Bases for Generalist Social Work Practice I
SWRK 515 Generalist Social Work Practice with Families
SWRK 626 Social Work Practice in Integrative Health Care
Experience in provision of bilingual social work services in a variety of nonprofit settings.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Associate Editor
Pain Community 2018-present Volunteer, Director of Education & Research
2012-present Member, Board of Directors
Smith College Studies in Social Work 2017-present Editorial Board Member
VocaliD 2016-present Human Voice Donor
Areas of Interest/Practice Experience
Services to families and children
Services to older adults
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
LGBT affirmative practice
Technology-based social work services
2007-present Licensed Master’s Social Worker – Clinical & Macro, Michigan
2001-present Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
1994-2023 Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers
2018-present Association of Latina and Latino Educators
1990-present Association of Oncology Social Work
1988-2023 National Association of Social Workers
2020 Fellow, Association of Oncology Social Work
2018 Eastern Michigan University LGBT Resource Center LGBT Role Model & Mentor
2017 American Cancer Society Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award
2009 Leadership in Oncology Social Work Award, Association of Oncology Social Work
2007 Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow, National Academies of Practice in Social Work