Dr. Alex Redcay

Associate Professor

Dr. Alex Redcay

Contact Information

Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu

Office: Stayer 316
Phone: 717-871-4373
Fax: 717.871-7941

Fa22 Office Hrs

M: 1:30-2:30pm virtual
T: 1:00-4:00pm
R: 8:25-9:25am virtual
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Dr. Alex Redcay was awarded the Social Work Educator of the year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania in 2019 for the outstanding collaboration with NASW-PA and for significantly increasing student participation in research and the NASW annual conference. Dr. Redcay is also the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) and provides international professional development, expert witness services, and program evaluation services. In 2019, Dr. Redcay was awarded a 1.35 million grant from HRSA for the purpose of educating social workers and nurses in the field of addiction prevention, recovery, and treatment. Dr. Redcay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in NJ & PA and earned a PhD from Rutgers University in NJ and a MSW from Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Redcay has previously worked for Princeton Hospital, Child Protective Services, and Department of Correction reentry services. Current research includes the impact of social, legal and medical transition on mental health and substance use for transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals. 

Textbook

Redcay, A.,  & Counselman-Carpenter, E., (2020) Working with Grief, & Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection & Self-care, San Diego, CA, Cognella Publishing

Publications     

  

  1. Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A. (2022). Deepening our understanding of nuanced identity within the transgender community through an exploration of post-traumatic growth (PTG). Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/sgd0000415 
  2. Redcay, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., & Wade, G. (2021). Public accommodations for transgender and gender variant youth: Current policies, pending debates. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-021-00196-8 
  3. Pandya, A., & Redcay, A. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on transgender individuals: Experience from Gujarat, India. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-021-00184-y 
  4. Redcay, A., Bergquist, K., & Luquet, W. (2021). On the basis of gender: A medical-legal review of barriers to healthcare for transgender and gender expansive patients. Social Work in Public Health, 36(6), 615-627 https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2021.1942378 
  5. Pfannenstiel, N., Redcay, A., & Albert, D. (2021). The impact of typical textbook behaviors on satisfaction with zero textbook cost materials. The International Journal of Open Education Resources, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.18278/ijoer.4.1.7
  6. Redcay, A., & McMahon, S. (2021). Assessment of relationship addiction. Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 36(1), 116-125.  https://doi.org 10.1080/14681994.2019.1602258 
  7. Pandya, A., & Redcay, A. (2021). Access to health services: Barriers faced by the transgender population in India.  Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 25(2), 132-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2020.1850592 
  8. Stylianou, A. M., Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A. (2021). “My sister is the one that made me stay above water.” How social supports are maintained and strained when survivors of intimate partner violence reside in emergency shelter programs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(13-14). https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518816320 
  9. Redcay, A., & Luquet, W. (2020). Institutional change and transgender employment.  Advances in Social Work, 20(3), 515-531. https://doi.org/10.18060/23436 
  10. Pfannenstiel, N., A., Redcay, A., & Albert, D. (2020). Student perceptions of textbooks: How ZTC materials can influence spending and access. Open Praxis, 12(4), 555-567. https://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.12.4.1119 
  11. Redcay, A., Luquet, W., Phillips, L., & Huggin, M. (2020). Legal battles: Transgender inmates’ rights. The Prison Journal, 100(5), 662-682. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032885520956628 
  12. Redcay, A., Luquet, W., & Hagan, R. (2020). Changing social policy and the transgender United States soldier. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 5(3), 191-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-020-00129-x  
  13. Stylianou, A. M., Counselman-Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A. (2019). Developing a financial literacy program with survivors of intimate partner violence: The voices of survivors. Social Work, 64(4), 311-320. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swz034 
  14. Redcay, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., McMahon, S., Luquet, W., Rice, K., & Lance, R. (2019). The arc of justice: Advancing the human rights of transgender and gender expansive youth through challenging policies and laws. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 4(3), 156-163.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-019-00102-3 or  https://rdcu.be/bKhnP
  15. Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A. (2019). Understanding the role of brick and mortar classrooms in course design and implementation of the “flipped” classroom: An exploratory case study. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 8(1), 42-59. https://doi.org/10.14434/jotlt.v8i1.26806
  16. Redcay, A., McMahon, S., Hollinger, V., Mabry-Kourt, H., & Cook, T. (2019). Policy recommendations to improve the quality of life for LGBT older adults. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 4(4), 267-274https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-019-00103-2 or https://rdcu.be/bJWCw  
  17. Redcay, A., Luquet, W., & Huggin, M. (2019). Immigration and asylum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 4(4), 248-256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-019-00092-2 
  18. Redcay, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., & Proctor, C. (2019). The Impact of fluidity on mental health. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health , 23(1), 83-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2018.1528915  
  19. Counselman Carpenter, E., Redcay, A., & Freeman, A. (2019).  Tools for enhancing resilience and addressing internalized heterosexism through group oriented bibliotherapy and cinematherapy for individuals who come out later-in-life. Groupwork, 27(3), 6. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v27i3.1165 https://journals.whitingbirch.net/index.php/GPWK/article/view/1165 
  20. Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A. (2018). Mining for posttraumatic growth (PTG) in sexual minority women who survive intimate partner violence: A conceptual perspective. Behavioral Sciences, 8(9), 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8090077  
  21. Redcay, A., & Simonetti, C. (2018). Criteria for love and relationship addiction: Distinguishing relationship addiction from other substance and behavioral addictions. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 25(1), 80-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2017.1403984 

  

Selected Presentations

KEYNOTES

  1. Redcay, M., & Redcay, A., (May, 2018) Emotional Intelligence, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), New Jersey Conference, Atlantic City, NJ
  2. Redcay, A., (November, 2018) Power, Control, & Relationship Addiction, Falenablu Conference, Comitato Falenablu via del Dossol, Rovereto, Italy, Sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CSG), Volpato Chiara, full professor, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy
    1. Intervention at charity dinner with prestigious Chef Paolo Betti, Palazzo Roccabruna, Trento, Italy  
    2. Workshop on toxic relationships, Museo delle Scienze Trento (MUSE), Rovereto & Trento, Italy (all staff, teachers & high school students in Trentino, Italy) 
    3. Training Seminar, Museum of Contemporary Art (MART) of Trento & Rovereto, Italy (audience teachers, psychologists, social workers, journalists) 
  3. Redcay, A., & Redcay, M., (October, 2019) Clinical work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individual, Monmouth County Addiction and Mental Health Conference (MCAMHC), CentraState Medical Center in the Jack Aaronson Conference Center Freehold, NJ. 
  4. Redcay, A., & Redcay, M., (October, 2019) Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth: Best Practice in Schools, Morris County Association of Elementary and Middle School Administrators​ (MCAEMSA), Zeris Inn, Mountain Lakes, NJ 

 Juried Presentations national and international  (18 presentations) 

  1. Lally, K., & Redcay, A., (November, 2020) The Relationship Between Disability, Psychological Distress, and Opioid Use, European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) and International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) conference, Rimini, Italy 
  2. Stylianou, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A., (January, 2020) From Their Voices: Developing a Financial Literacy Program with Survivors of IPV, Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington, DC
  3. Redcay, A., & Counselman Carpenter, E., (October, 2019) The personal stories and diversity of grief from clinicians worldwide, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference, Denver, CO 
  4. Counselman Carpenter, E., Stylianou, A., & Redcay, A., (October, 2019) Developing a Financial Literacy Program with Survivors of IPV Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference, Denver, CO
  5. Lally, K., Redcay, A., McMahon, S., (June, 2019), The genetic risk of opioids, European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 
  6. Redcay, A., McMahon, S., Lally, K., (June, 2019) Barriers to Immigration and Asylum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals, European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 
  7. McMahon, S., & Redcay, A., (June, 2019) The rise of foodbanks an historical response to contemperal poverty or a contemperal citizens reaction for inadequate politics? A meta-analytic and normative exercise. European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 
  8. Stylianou, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A., (January, 2019) My Sister Is the One Who Made Me Stay Above Water": How Social Supports Are Maintained and Strained When Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Reside in Emergency Shelters Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA
  9. Redcay, A., & Counselman Carpenter, E., (November, 2018) The impact of transition, support and resilience on Trans* physical & behavioral health Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference, Orlando, FL [Dr. Counselman Carpenter presented on our behalf.] 
  10. Bethel, J., Foels, L., Frank, J., Redcay, A., (October, 2018)  Living Room Conversations in the Classroom: Evaluating Transformation North American Association for Christians in Social Work (NACSW), Hartford, CT
  11. Counselman Carpenter, E., & Redcay, A., (June, 2018) Assessment and Engagement for Sexuality Minority Women at Risk for Intimate Partner Violence. National Association of Social Work (NASW), Shaping Tomorrow Together, Washington DC
  12. Freeman, A., Redcay, A., (June, 2018) Group Anger Management: a Diversionary Program XL Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc, Bridging the Divide: Group Work for Social Justice, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  13. Counselman Carpenter, E., Redcay, A., Freeman, A., Redcay, M., (June, 2018) Using bibliotherapy and cinematherapy in group work as tools to increase factors of resilience for LGBT individuals who come out later-in-life. XL Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc, Bridging the Divide: Group Work for Social Justice, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  14. Freeman, A., Redcay, A., (June, 2018) Group Arts-Based Programs for At-Risk Youth: A Resiliency Approach XL Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc, Bridging the Divide: Group Work for Social Justice, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  15. Redcay, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., Freeman, A., Redcay, M., (June, 2018) The Importance of Group Work for Preventing Behavioral Health Issues and Suicide Among Transgender Individuals. XL Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc, Bridging the Divide: Group Work for Social Justice, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  16. Redcay, A., Counselman Carpenter, E., McCulloch, M.,  (March, 2018) Social Work Advocacy for LGBTQIA Allies, The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) National Conference, Atlanta, GA
  17. Freeman, A., & Redcay, A., (March, 2018) Preparing Students to Respond to Organizational Crisis,    Sudden Policy & Funding Challenges, The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) National Conference, Atlanta, GA
  18. Redcay, A., & McMahon, S. (November, 2016) Recommendations, Best Practices, & the Law for working with Cisgender & Transgender Patients, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference, Atlanta, GA

 Juried Presentations regional and state (16 presentations) 

  1. Redcay, A (September, 2019) Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE), National Association of  Social Workers (NASW) Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter, Pocono Manor, PA
  2. Redcay, M., & Redcay, A., (April, 2019) Implementing Cultural Humility Into Treatment For Latinos With Substance Use Disorders, Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for Addiction, Eden Resorts, Lancaster, PA
  3. Wright, T., Redcay, A., Gotety, S., & Hutchinson, A., (October, 2018) Diverse Perspectives on Implementing a Preferred Name Policy PASSHE Women's Consortium conference at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
  4. Redcay, A., & Luquet, W., (September, 2018), Trans-Parenting: Clinical work with families of Transgender individuals, National Association Social Workers (NASW) Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter, Pocono Manor, PA
  5. Redcay, A., (September, 2018), Social Work Macro Practice, Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education (PAUSWE) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter, Pocono Manor, PA
  6. Huggins, M., Lee, E., & Redcay, A., (September, 2018), Macro Practice, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter, Pocono Manor, PA
  7. Redcay, M., & Redcay, A., (September, 2018), Treatment Engagement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Latinos: Recommendations for Culturally Sensitive Practice, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter, Pocono Manor, PA
  8. Bethel, J., Foels, L., Frank, J., Redcay, A., (November, 2017) Civil Discourse and Intergroup Dialogues: Promoting Diversity and Social Justice. 2017 Summit: Intersectionality: Moving Beyond the Margins. 10th Annual State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education, West Chester, PA
  9. Redcay, M., & Redcay, A., (September, 2017) Clinical Work with Latinos. National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Pennsylvania Conference, Pocono Manor, PA
  10. Redcay, A., & Redcay, M., (September, 2017) Suicide Prevention & Trans* Individuals, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Pennsylvania Conference, Pocono Manor, PA
  11. Redcay, M., & Redcay, A., (September, 2017) SWEET TALK: Emotional Intelligence, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Pennsylvania Conference, Pocono Manor, PA
  12. Redcay, A., & Redcay, M., (September, 2017) Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution: Macro Practice & Ethical Considerations. National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Pennsylvania Conference, Pocono Manor, PA
  13. Bethel, J., Foels, L., Redcay, A., & Frank, J., (March, 2017) Fostering Inclusive Environments Through Classroom Conversations, Pennsylvania National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. 
  14. Bethel, J., Foels, L., Redcay, A., & Frank, J., (February, 2017) Teaching Diversity & Social Justice through Dialogue Groups, Lancaster Learns Conference, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
  15. Redcay, A., Valdez, C., Schaler, B., (October, 2016), Overcoming Student Barriers to Learning, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference, King of Prussia, PA
  16. Redcay, A., & Redcay, M., (October, 2016) Group therapy with Cisgender & Transgender Patients, National Association Social Workers (NASW) Conference, King of Prussia, PA