Bragin, Martha | LCSW | PhD

Phone: (347) 204-1242
Office: 427
Moved to Room 612

Areas of Expertise:
Psychosocial interventions that support resilience in communities affected by conflict, disaster and adversity
Building locality based social work capacity in countries in crisis
Participatory research methods
Developmentally and culturally informed interventions

Ph.D., New York University
M.S.W., Hunter College School of Social Work

Introduction to Global Social Work and Practice with Immigrants and Refugees
Professional Seminar
Advanced Clinical Practice

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Bragin, M. (2019) Pour a libation for us: Pour a libation for us: Restoring the sense of a moral universe to children affected by violence Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy 18 (3).

Bragin, M. (2019). Clinical social work with survivors of disaster and terrorism: A social ecological approach. In J. Brandell, (Ed.), Theory and practice in clinical social work (3rd ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc.

Bragin, M., Libanora, R.  & Streel, E. (2019). Chapter 16- Monitoring and Evaluation. In International Organization for Migration, Field Manual for Community Based Psychosocial Support in Emergency Contexts. Geneva: IOM

Bragin, M., Akesson, B., Ahmady, M., Akbari, M., Ayubi, B., Faqiri, R., Faiq, Z., Oriya, S., Aziz, B., Karimi, B., Barakzai, F, Noori, H., Sharifi, K., Rasooli, H. Ahmadi, J. Wolfson, H., & Sediqi, S. (2018). Developing a culturally-relevant counselling psychology degree program in Afghanistan: Results from a DACUM Study. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas 16 (3).

Bragin, M., & Bragin, G. (2010). Making meaning together: Helping survivors of violence and loss to learn at school. Journal of Infant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 9(2), 47-67.


Principal Investigator, “Developing and Contextualizing a Model Best Practices Protocol to Insure Learning from and with Diverse Families with Children in Care.” Forestdale, 2018 – 2019

Principal Investigator, “Developing Participatory Indicators of Psychosocial Well-being with Internally Displaced Persons in Wau South Sudan.” International Organization for Migration, 2017-2018

Principal Investigator,University Support and Workforce Development Partnership: Kabul University/Herat University – U.S. Counseling Degree Partnership. FHI -360 in Partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 2016-2018

Principal Investigator, “Claiming Rights, Promoting Peace: Women’s Empowerment in Conflict-Affected Areas (Uganda, Burundi and Nepal). Understanding Women’s Psychosocial Well-being in Cultural Context.” CARE Österreich, 2010–2013

Principal Investigator (with Michael Lewis), “Development of a Classroom-Based Instrument to Measure the Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions Designed to Improve an Aspect of Cognitive Functioning Amongst Adolescents Affected by War and Community Violence.” Research Advisory Board: International Psychoanalytic Association.

Community Partnership(s)

  • Partnering with a community-based child protection agency in Queens on two interrelated projects

    • Partnering on the development of “Best Practice Casework” a manualized intervention with family experience at the center

    • PI of a qualitative study to learn how parents understand the effects of 18 months of Unconditional Guaranteed Income on child and family wellbeing

  • Member of the steering committee of the NASW New York City Immigration Committee, developing white papers and policy positions for the organization

  • Senior Advisor to the IASC Reference Group (UN-NGO) on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings that sets and publishes the global standards in the field

  • Senior Advisor to the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Emergencies where I bring a social work perspective to global standards on Community led Practice with Children in Emergencies as well as participatory methods in Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation, and setting standards for evidence.

  • Represent the International Association of Schools of Social Work at the United Nations