Clinical Associate Professor
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.S.W., Boston University
Ph.D., Simmons College
CP759 Introduction to Clinical Social Work Practice
CP760 Differential Social Work with Groups
CP787 Clinical Practice with Couples
CP799 Brief and Time Effective Treatment
CP806: Clinical Practice with LGBT Individuals, Couples and Families
HB723 Adult Psychopathology
SP741 Social Work Ethics
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Treatment of trauma and mood disorders; emphasis on practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered populations; treatment approaches include cognitive, solution-focused, narrative and systemic methods with individuals, couples, families, and groups; research with gay and lesbian headed families; transracial adoption; group treatment
Gianino, M. & Novelle, M. (in press). Considerations for assessment and intervention with lesbian and gay adoptive parents and their children, in Bigner, J. J., & Wetchler, J. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of affirmative LGBT couple and family therapy. Philadelphia: Routledge.
Gianino, M. Goldberg, A. E., & Lewis, T.O. (2009). Family outings: Disclosure practices among adopted youth with gay and lesbian parents. Adoption Quarterly, 12, 1-24.
Goldberg, A. E., & Gianino, M. (In press). Lesbian and gay adoptive parent families: Assessment, clinical issues, and intervention. Invited chapter in D. Brodzinsky, A. Pertman, & D. Kunz (Eds.), Gay and lesbian adoption: A new American reality. Blackwell Publishing.
Gianino, M., & Glick, A. (2008). Wearing two hats: Clinical and ethical implications of combining individual and group treatment. Social Work with Groups (31), 273-287
Gianino, M. (2008). Review: My father before me: How fathers and sons influence each other throughout their lives, by Michael J. Diamond, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007, 239 pp., $24.95 (hardcover). Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal (25), 241-244.
Gianino, M. (2008). Adaptation and transformation: The transition to adoptive parenthood for gay male couples. Journal of GLBT Family Studies 4(2), 205-243.
Trust, C., & Gianino, M. (2006, March 11). Bad-faith pitch for bigotry: Editorial/As you were saying…. The Boston Herald.
Gianino, M. Clinical and Ethical Dilemmas in Treating Secrets in Couples. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers ( NASW) Symposium. Framingham, MA. (April, 2010).
Gianino, M. People with LGBT Parents: Best Practices for Clinicians.. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers ( NASW) Symposium. Framingham, MA. (April, 2010).
Gianino, M., & McLaughlin, D..& Ruth, B. Integrating suicide prevention education in social work education: Faculty perspectives. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, APM. San Antonio, TX. (November 2009).
Ruth, B., & Gianino, M., & McLaughlin, D. Suicide prevention education in social work education: Presentations from the Boston University Suicide Education Enhancement Project (SEEP). Presented at American Public Health Association. Annual Program Meeting: Session 5135.0. Philadelphia, PA (November, 2009).
Sheehan, D., Gianino, M., & Bratiotis, C. Learning and Teaching in the MSW Cohort Model: Group Processes and Practices. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, APM. San Antonio, TX. (November 2009).
Gianino, M., & McLaughlin, D. Program assessment in teaching the group work method: How are we doing?. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, APM. Philadelphia, PA . (October 2008).
Gianino, M. (2008, April). Coming out of a heterosexual marriage. Panel presentation at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Symposium 2008. Marlborough, MA.
Gianino, M. (2008, April). Negotiating fatherhood: The evolution of gender, family and parenting roles in gay male couples. Paper presented at the First Annual Conference on Social Work with and for Men. Tuscaloosa, AL.
Gianino, M. (2007, March). What is it about? Evidence-based group work practice. Presentation at Massachusetts chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG). Boston, MA.
Gianino, M. (2007, January). Transition to adoptive parenthood for gay male couples. Paper presentation (Gay fathers: Expanding the possibilities for all of us). American Psychological Association Multicultural Conference and Summit. Seattle, WA.
Gianino, M. (2006, October). Valuing difference: Social work practice with sexual minority families. Paper presented at Massachusetts NASW conference, From Zero to a Hundred in a Split Second: Survival 101 with Aggressive Students, Worcester, MA.
McLaughlin, D., Gianino, M., Schiller, L., & Lopez, L. (2006, October). In real time: An advanced experiential workshop for teaching and supervising group work methods in the classroom and in the field. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Social Work with Groups, San Diego, CA..
Gianino, M. (2006, May). The experience of adoption for gay male couples. Panel presentation: Learning from and about Gay Fathers. Presented at: Real Families, Real Facts: Research Symposium on LGBT-Headed Families, Philadelphia, PA.
Consulting and Professional Activities
National Association of Social Workers: Co-chair, Committee of GLBT Concerns, 1983-1985; Co-Chair, Ethics Education Committee, 1995-1997; Nominating Committee, 2002-2004; Member, Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, current.
Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #106189