Paul G Clark

Assistant Professor

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Sociology, Social Work, Psychopathology, Family Therapy


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008.
  • M.S.W., Norfolk State University, 1985.
  • B.A., Sociology, Christopher Newport College, 1981.



  • Nominee - George Mason University Advisor of the Year, 2012.
  • Master Teacher Award, George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services, Fairfax, VA, 2011.
  • Best Research Poster. American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Anaheim, CA. Using Reiki, Yoga, Meditation of Patient Education to Address Physical and Psychological Symptoms Related to Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN): A Pilot Study, 2011.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Leadership Award, 2006.


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Association of Oncology Social Workers
  • Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Society for Social Work and Research

Publications & Presentations

  • Clark, P. G., Bolte, S., Buzaglo, J., Golant, M., Daratsos, L., & Loscalzo, M. (2012). From distress guidelines to developing models of psychosocial care: Current best practices. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 30(6), 694-714. doi:10.1080/0734733202012.721488
  • Clark, P.G., Cortese-Jimenez, G., & Cohen, E. (2012). Using reiki, yoga, meditation, or education groups in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: Results of a four-Arm pilot study. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 17(3), 161-171. doi: 10.1177/2156587212450175
  • Clark, P. G., Brehwaite, D.S., & Rochon, E. (2011). Screening for psychological and physical distress in a cancer inpatient treatment setting: A pilot study. Psycho-Oncology, 20, 644-668. doi: 10.1002/pon.1908
  • Tompkins, C.J., Ernst, J.S., Ihara, E.S., & Clark, P.G. (2011) Two birds with one stone: Using CSWE competencies to infuse gero-ed experiences. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 16, 63-83.
  • Clark, P.G., Gnesdiloff, S., Brethwaite, D.S., (2011). Providing support at time of death from cancer: Results of a five-year post bereavement group study. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 7(2-3), 195-215.
  • Clark, P.G. (2010) Decreasing psychological distress in cancer inpatients using FLEX Care: A pilot study. Social Work in Health Care, 49(9), 872-890.
  • Abell, M., Davey, T., Clark, P., & Perkins, N. (2010). Community case management intervention for hard-to-place homeless families leaving emergency shelter. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 19(1-2), 121-148.
  • McDaniel, J.G., & Clark, P.G. (2009) The new adult orphan: Issues and considerations for care providers. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(12), 44-49.
  • Cramer, E.P. & Clark P.G. (2006). Evaluation of the cut out domestic violence program in Virginia. Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin

ClarkContact Information

Building 0003, Room 2212

(904) 620-5296