Matthew J Graziano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Dr. Graziano holds his Bachelor of Arts in English, Art History, and Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Master of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University-New Brunswick; and his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology (PhD) from New York University. Previous to Seton Hall, Dr. Graziano worked as an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.
Dr. Graziano continues to work in private practice, serving a multicultural and diverse client base, reflective of fifteen years of clinical work within New York City. During that time, Dr. Graziano conducted individual and group psychotherapy interventions, comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, as well as large scale clinical and educational interventions to children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults in a variety of settings. These settings include Baruch College, the Chapin School, the Child Mind Institute, the Hudson County- New Jersey Public School System, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Charter Schools, New York University, the Rutgers University Institute for Children and Families, and the School at Columbia University.
Dr. Graziano's research emphasizes multicultural competence, social justice, and the complexities of the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic world.
Dr. Graziano's research primarily uses methods of Narrative Analysis, specifically his mentor Dr. Carol Gilligan's Listening Guide Method of Qualitative Inquiry (the Listening Guide). Dr. Graziano's current research explores the narratives of Dominican American, Korean American, and Trinidadian American, second generation, college educated women and their experiences during and post college. Additional research includes quantitative work on the effects of harm, hurt, and neglect by caregivers of older Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual adults, as well as qualitative work exploring the relationship between the American Dream, infertility, and marginalized identity.
- PhD New York University
- MSW Rutgers University, New Brunswick
- BA University of Colorado at Boulder