Felix Amato

Felix Amato

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: AB-202
Phone: 978-542-6988
Email: felix.amato@salemstate.edu
Resume: Felix Amato [DOC 53KB]
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~famato

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1127 01 SWK380 Research Methods
1129 01 SWK405 Field Education II
3545 01 SWK407 Field Education Seminar II
3606 01 SWK420 Social Work Intervention with Groups
3968 D1 SWK510 Directed Study in the Generalist Approach
4148 03 SWK515 Directed Study in Social Work
4203 05 SWK515 Directed Study in Social Work

Professional Biography

Dr. Amato is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. He has been at Salem State University since September 2005. Dr. Amato received his B.A. in Psychology from Stonehill College and his M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Amato spent 18 years at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hosptial working with adolescents, young adults and older adults. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Amato worked for 5 years at the North End Union, a community multiservice center located in Boston's North End. Dr. Amato has been teaching since 1993 and has taught at Wheelock College, Boston University, Boston College, Southern Maine Community College and Salem State Universtiy.

Professional Interests

Dr. Amato's primary research and practice interests are as follows:Research into the predictors and causes of violence, treatment of violent men, suicide prevention, homelessness, mental health, research into Gender Role Conflict Theory and Conformity to Masculine Norms.  Dr.s Amato and Glikman currently consult for the Father's Network at Catholic Charities in greater Lynn and are are conducting a research study into the involvement of fathers with their children.

Responsibilities

Dr. Amato is the BSW Program Coordinator and teaches: Research Methods, Human Behavior II, Generalist Practice II, Race, Class, and Ethnicity, Social Work with Groups, Introduction to Social Work and Field Education Seminar.

Selected Publications

Amato, F.  (2012). The relationship of violence to gender role conflict and conformity to masculine norms in a forensic sample.  The Journal of Men’s Studies, 20, 3, 187 – 208.

Amato, F. & MacDonald, J.  (2011).  Examining risk factors for homeless men: Gender role conflict, help- seeking behaviors, substance abuse and violence.  The Journal of Men’s Studies, 19, 3, 227 -235.

Selected Presentations

Amato, F. (2013).  The relationship of violence to gender role conflict theory and conformity to masculine norms in a forensic sample.  National Organization of Forensic Social Workers Annual Conference.  Seattle, Washington.

Amato, F., Glikman, H. & Muzzy, R.  (2012, March). Growth through connection with other fathers in an on-going group.  New England Father’s Conference.  Portland, Maine.

Amato, F.  (2011, May). A collaborative learning model in a research methods course: Group work at its best and worst.  Pearls and Perils fifteenth Annual Conference.  Salem State University.

Amato, F.  & MacDonald, J. (2010, March). Hidden secrets: Moving beyond the shame, anger and betrayal men may feel.  Paper presented at the annual Male Survivor 2010 International Conference, New York City.

Glikman, H., Amato, F. & McInness, J. (2010, April). Bringing Settlement Houses into the 21st
Century: Case Examples.  Paper presented at the Massachusetts NASW Symposium, Framingham, MA.

Glikman, H., Foley, M., Amato, F. & Williams, D. (2008, April). On Becoming a Social Worker: A Year at Aids Action Committee.  Paper presented at the Massachusetts NASW Symposium, Newton, MA.

Amato, F. (2007, August). Homeless men: Gender role conflict, low self-esteem, and substance abuse. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA.

Amato, F. (2006, January). Understanding male violence using gender role conflict theory and conformity to masculine norms: A forensic sample. Paper presented atthe Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: San Antonio,TX.

Amato, F. (2005, August). Understanding male violence using gender role conflict theory and conformity to masculine norms. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference:Washington, D.C.

Amato,F. (2000, May). Voluntary testing for HIV/AIDS with incarcerated populations: The forgotten people. Paper presented at HIV/AIDS 2000: The Social Work Response, San Diego, CA.

Amato,F. (2000, January). The psychological and health benefits of volunteerism. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research conference,Charleston, SC.
 

Personal Interests

Spending time with my family, hiking, rock climbing, cooking, woodworking/furniture building, gardening, and spending time on the ocean.