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Michael DeMattos, MSW
Assistant Specialist, BSW Program Chair, Interim Department Chair

Gartley Hall Rm. 006
Tel: 808.956.6135
E-mail: mdmattos@hawaii.edu


Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Interests

  • Teens & their families
  • Substance abuse
  • Best practice

CV

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Education

2009 – Present University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Doctoral Student

American Studies Department College of Arts and Sciences University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1993    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Master of Social Work

1988    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Awards

Recipient: 2008 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching University oawf Hai‘i at Mānoa

Invited Participant: 2008 Hawai‘i National Great Teachers Seminar

Work Experience

2011-present University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Chair, BSW Program, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

  • Provide academic leadership for the BSW Program in the areas of program development/evaluation, curriculum development, and teaching
  • Work to ensure that quality and number of BSW program graduates meet the needs of the community
  • Participate in and implement the School’s strategic planning process
  • BSW Program representative to the MBTSSW Administrative Team
  • Ensure compliance with CSWE regulations governing BSW education
  • Provide and coordinate administrative functions for the BSW Program
  • Coordinate teaching schedule and instructor coverage for BSW courses
  • Serve on School faculty committees

2002-2011  University of Hawaii at Mānoa Educational Specialist, School of Social Work

  • Teach courses in the bachelors program
    • SW 302 – General Social Work Practice I, Orientation to practice principle, concepts, values, knowledge base and their
    • SW 303 – General Social Work Practice II, Introduction to practice skills with individuals, families, groups, and
  • SW 360 – Sociocultural Content for Social Work Practice. Examination of ethnicity, class, and sex statuses as these affect human development and behavior for social work practice.
  • SW 361 – Human Development and Behavior for Social Work Practice. Examination of social and cultural variables such as human development and behavior; use of knowledge in these areas by social work
  • SW 402 – General Social Work Practice III. Use of problem-solving process in practice with individuals, families, groups, and
  • SW 480 – Indigenous Voices in Social Work. This course focuses on the perspective and “voice” of indigenous peoples, in their many roles as service providers, service recipients, and community members. Critical topics include past history and impact on indigenous peoples of various theories, research, policies and practices, and the extent to which these currently are experienced as valid and valuable in varied cultural contexts and places.
  • SW 480 – Residential Treatment for Children and Adolescents. provides an overview of child and adolescent treatment with an in-depth analysis of residential treatment in its various forms including; shelter, foster home, group home, independent living, and psychiatric placement. The history of out-of-home placement in the United States and Hawaii serves as context for current practices and future residential model
  • Provide and coordinate administrative functions for the BSW Program
    • Coordinator of BSW Program Community Advisory Committee
    • Coordinator BSW Program Strategic Planning Committee
    • Provide advising and schedule planning for an average of 20 students per semester
    • Recruitment – Partner regularly with Coordinator of Student Services in recruitment efforts
  • Provide support to the self study process
    • Completed 2002 CSWE Self Study
    • Supported CSWE Reaffirmation process of 2010
    • Revised all BSW Master Syllabi in accord with CSWE EPAS Core Competencies and Practice Behaviors
  • Conduct site visitations
    • Conducted over 60 site visits over the last ten (10) years visiting nearly 120 students

2002-Present

Private Practice

  • Direct work with small groups, organizations and communities
  • Program assessment and development
  • Strategic planning

2002-Present

Cabinet Maker

2002-2010 Honolulu Advertiser Columnist

  • Bi-monthly columnist for “Family Matters” (A Father’s Perspective). Column affords the opportunity to explore and translate – in lay persons terms – Social work values from a 1st person, systems

2002 Punahou School

Teacher, Psychosocial Department

  • Instructed eight sections of Ninth Grade Guidance (psychoeducational group)
  • Facilitated Neighborhood Meetings (personal growth group)
  • Co-instructed Meeting of the Minds (peer counseling program)

2000-2002 University of Hawaii at Manoa Lecturer, School of Social Work

  • SW 302, SW 606, SW 607

1998-2001 Hale Kipa Inc.

Director of Quality Improvement, Human Resources, Technology, & Training

  • Designed and implemented agency wide QI process
  • Coordinated and conducted agency wide training program
  • Provided training to community organizations and other agencies
  • Director for Human Resources, Technology, Volunteer & Relief Program
  • Participated in grant writing, community organization & coordination

1995-2002 University of Hawaii at Manoa Adjunct Faculty – Practicum Instructor

  • Provided “field experience” for both BSW and MSW students

1993-1998 Hale Kipa Inc.

Relief, Volunteer & Training Coordinator

  • Provided direct clinical services; individual, group, couples and family therapy
  • Direct supervision of relief staff, volunteers, and students
  • Coordinated and conducted programmatic and community training

1992-1993 Army Community Service Counselor

  • Provided identification, referral and support services for military personnel and their families

1991-1992 Hina Mauka

Site Coordinator/Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Coordinated substance abuse services for Pearl City High School
  • Provided individual, group and family counseling

1989-1991 ASACS

Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Provided prevention, intervention and educational programming to military youth

1986-1989 Kahi Mohala

Mental Health Specialist/Ropes Therapist

  • Provided experiential/psychiatric services to adults, teens and children

Publication(s)

Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., DeMattos, M. (2003). Assessing cancer beliefs in a Chinese immigrant community. Cancer, culture, and literacy: multispecialty journal supplement to Cancer Control, 10(5). 22-28

Presentations and Trainings 2003 – You’ve Got Male conference Presenter – “Father Knows Best”

2003, 2004, 2005 – Sariling Gawa

Presenter – “New Counselor Training and Orientation”

2005-2009 – Social Work in Hawai‘i Seminar Presenter – “Development of Professional Identity”

2005 – Present Goodwill Industries Consultant/Trainer

  • Designed and implemented new staff orientation series: “The Goodwill Way”
    • Basic communication skills, Case management, Motivational interviewing, Effective documentation
  • Designed and implemented advanced training series
    • Workplace Violence, Culture of Poverty, Living with Heart
  • Designed and implemented Leadership Series for Leadership Team
  • Designed and implemented training on Personal Privacy and Promoting Wellness

2008 – Social Work in Hawai‘i Seminar Presenter – “Community Building”

2005 – Bridge of Friendship

Keynote Speaker – “Making Friends, Building Community”

2005 – 2008 Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Convocation Invited Speaker for BSW Graduating Class

2006 – Bridge of Friendship

Keynote Speaker – “Daring to Open New Doors”

2007 – Bridge of Friendship

Keynote Speaker – “From Friend to Family to Community”

2008 – Candlelight Vigil

Keynote Speaker – “Being a Man and Ending Domestic Violence”

2008 – Voices of Men Conference

Invited Speaker- “You Can Keep the Trophy”

2008 – Giving Aloha: Voices of Men

Panelist for Olelo Television presentation on Domestic Violence

2009 – Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival Panelist – Multi-Ethnic Sense of Place

2010 – Institute in Violence Abuse and Trauma Group Facilitator – Media Panel

2010 – Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Group Facilitator

2011 – Consuelo Foundation

Facilitator for Foundation Strategic Planning

2011 – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, International Programs Nakamura Gakuen: Shizuoka Fukushi Iryo Senmon Gakko Presenter: Contemporary American Social Work

2012 – National Association Medical Minority Educators: Promoting Diversity in the Healthcare Professions

Panelist – Rewards and Challenges of Providing Services in Rural Communities

2012 – Osaka Prefecture Social Work Students

Presenter – Multicultural Practice in a Multicultural Community

Special Projects

2005 – Scholarship dinner in honor of Speaker Calvin Say Script Writer: “At the Crosscurrent of Change”

2006 – 70th Anniversary for the University of Hawai‘i, School of Social Work Script Writer: “Social Work Hall of Fame Induction”

2011 – Facilitated Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Core Values component for strategic planning process

2012 – Present – Facilitated Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Strategic Priorities and Initiatives for strategic planning process

2012 – Native Hawaiian Integrative Health Program – Partnered with JABSOM Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) in creating NHIH for premed and BSW students Organizer/presenter/evaluator

Community Service University/school activities Mānoa Faculty Senate

2005-2007 – Senator UHSSW

Member: Committee on Academic Planning and Policy; Admissions Subcommittee Member: Committee on Faculty Service

2003-2007 – Senator, UHSSW

Member: Committee on Student Affairs

2007 – Writing Workshop – Training open to all new students of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

2007 – Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost in Translation Planning Committee

2008 – “Workplace Violence” – training for the Staff of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

2009 – “Stress Management” – training for the Staff of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

2009-2011 – Senator UHSSW

Member: Committee on Faculty Service

2008-Present –UH Mānoa General Education Member: Writing Intensive Focus Board

2011 – Tenrikyo Conference – One World, One Family: Enriching our Relationships with Joyous Faith

Keynote Speaker – Connecting with People through Faith

2011 – HCOP

Presenter – Basic Communication Skills and the Effective Maintenance of Professional Boundaries 2012 – Honors Program Student Committee Member

2010-2012 – Member Gartley Hall Planning Committee

2012 – Focus Group Facilitator

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa General Education Program

Community Activities

2005-2008 – Bridge of Friendship Planning committee member

2008 – Multicultural Communication Series Artistic Director

Planning Committee Member

2008 – Pathfinders: Domestic Violence Action Center Contributing writer: “You can keep the trophy”

2011 – Ka Hulili: Convocation Speech printed in NASW Hawai‘i Chapter Newsletter

Volunteer Work

Ho‘oulu ‘Aina – Community Work Days

Affiliations

University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly

David Stannard, PhD. (808) 956-8115
Chair, American Studies Department
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
stannard@hawaii.rr.com

Nathan Chang, MSW (808) 391-1331
Assistant to the Dean
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
nchang@hawaii.edu

Noreen Mokuau, PhD. (808) 956-6300
Dean
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Noreen@hawaii.edu

Rebecca Stotzer, PhD. (808) 956-6121
Coordinator, Distance Education
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
rstotzer@hawaii.edu

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