Nicholas Mazza

Dean Emeritus, Patricia V. Vance Professor of Social Work Emeritus
Nicholas Mazza

Contact Information

Office Location
University Center C2502
(850) 644-4752
Resume / CV


  • Ph.D., 1981, Florida State University; Counseling & Human Systems
  • M.S.W., 1977, Rutgers University; Social Work
  • B.A., 1971, Montclair State College; English

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

Mazza, N., & Hayton, C. (2013). Poetry therapy: An investigation of a multidimensional clinical model. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40, 53-60.

Mazza, N. (2012). Poetry/creative writing for an arts and athletics community outreach program for at-risk youth. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 25, 225-231.

Mazza, N. (2012). Therapy and poetry. In R. Greene & S. Cushman (Eds.), The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics (pp.1434-35). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Mazza, N. (2012). Poetry and Trauma. In C. Figley (Ed.), Encyclopedia Of Trauma (pp. 445- 449). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mazza, N. (2012). Homecoming. Journal of Family Social Work, 15, 96.

Books Published

Mazza, N. (2003). Poetry therapy: Theory and practice. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Mazza, N. (1999). Poetry therapy: Interface of the arts and psychology. Boca Raton/London: CRC Press.

Figley, C., Bride, B., & Mazza, N. (Eds.). (1997). Death and trauma: The traumatology of grieving. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.