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Nicholas F Mazza, Ph.D

Dean and Patricia V. Vance Professor of Social Work

Mazza is an expert on the arts therapies and is recognized internationally as the leading scholar on poetry therapy (the use of language, symbol, and story in therapeutic, educational, and community building capacities). He holds Florida licenses in clinical social work, psychology, and marriage & family therapy, and he is an expert on interdisciplinary clinical and community practice, particularly in the areas of grief and loss and positive youth development.

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