Dr. Rebecca Hanus is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. Dr. Hanus has more than 10 years’ experience working as a social worker. She previously served as a social worker as well as a task supervisor in a New York City hospital. Dr. Hanus supervised several interns while they were in graduate school for social work. Dr. Hanus specializes in issues concerning law and social work as well as gerontology. Currently, Dr. Hanus maintains a private practice in New York City, where she provides supportive counseling and therapy by using the cognitive behavioral therapy framework. Dr. Hanus has presented at the New York Academy of Medicine as well as at Aging in America, an annual conference. She has also been published in Aging Today.

Dr. Hanus received her BA from Brandeis University, majoring in philosophy and political science. She received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, concentrating in advanced clinical practice. Dr. Hanus was also selected to be part of the Law Minor program while at Columbia University School of Social Work. She received her J.D. from New York Law School and her Ph.D. from Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Dr. Hanus’s dissertation topic dealt with social workers’ perceptions of competence in Article 81 guardianship hearings in the state of New York.