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Jo Brocato

Associate Professor
School of Social Work

M.S.W. Florida International University, 1988
Ph.D. Florida International University, 2004

Biographical Information

Professor Jo Brocato is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and Florida and is also a Certified Addiction Professional. She teaches Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment and is a Thesis advisor. She has worked in culturally diverse South Florida with adolescents and adults who have substance misuse and mental health disorders and their families since 1979. For the past ten years she has developed and directed programs in both community based and secure custody settings. Dr. Brocato's current interests are in the areas of substance misuse; drug policy; administration; social justice; poverty and the empirical evaluation of community-based harm reduction interventions.

Jo Brocato

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 141
Phone: (562) 985-1522
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Thesis Advising


  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health
  • Social Policy