Assistant Professor of Social Work
BSW Program Field Director
Phone: ext. 2347

Academic Accomplishments

  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Marywood University (2004)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Western New England University, (2000)
  • Professional Licensure and Certifications:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of NJ (2007)
    • Clinical Social Work Supervision Certificate, NASW-NJ (2007)
    • School Social Work Certificate, State of NJ (2006)


Candice Daly, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program Field Director, was the 2015 recipient of the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award at Centenary University, in recognition of her attention to the needs of the whole student as well as her commitment to preparing students for their professional careers. Our students describe Professor Daly as a supportive mentor who is “always willing to listen without judgment”.

Prior to joining Centenary University full time, Professor Daly was the Director of Family Intervention Services, Inc., a non-profit family counseling agency.  Her previous practice experience includes: evaluation and recommendation of potential foster and adoptive families through the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (currently DCP&P); Family Preservation Services; Pre & Post Adoption Counseling; and, Intensive Family Crisis Treatment.  She developed and facilitated a grant-funded prevention program in Essex County, NJ, employing an evidence-based curriculum to deliver group-based prevention services for at-risk youth.  For the past decade, she has provided clinical supervision to numerous Licensed Social Workers (LSWs) in pursuit of their NJ Clinical Social Work Licensure (LCSW).

Professor Daly also has extensive experience as a social work field educator.  From 2004-2012, she provided fieldwork supervision for both undergraduate and graduate student interns from Fordham University, Seton Hall University, Ramapo College, Kean University, Rutgers University, Marywood University and Centenary University.  As a well-respected social worker in the community, she was invited to serve as one of the inaugural members of Centenary University’s BSW Program Advisory Board in 2007 and, soon after, accepted a position as the BSW Program’s Field Liaison.  She also developed an elective course on Child Welfare.  Professor Daly joined Centenary’s full-time faculty to become the program’s Field Director in 2012.  In this role, she identifies potential field placement agencies, trains agency-based Field Instructors and coordinates and oversees field placements for all senior-year BSW students.  She currently serves as the Campus Academic Coordinator for the NJ Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program (BCWEP), which awards traineeships to selected social work students who have an interest in working for NJ’s Division of Child Protection & Permanency (formerly known as DYFS).  She also routinely provides Continuing Education workshops related to social work field education; for example, Seminars in Field Instruction (The Role of the Field Instructor; Orienting Students; Effective Supervision; Learning Styles & Stages; Integrating Theory & Practice; Ethical Issues; Cultural Competence; Effective Feedback & Evaluation); Core Competencies in Social Work Practice; and, ADA and Disability Issues in the Field.

In addition, Professor Daly utilizes her years of practice experience to teach Social Work Practice courses (Practice I: Social Work with Individuals & Practice II: Social Work with Families and Groups), as well as the Senior Seminar capstone course.  She also sometimes teaches an elective course called Adolescents: Adulthood Under Construction.

Professor Daly continues to be actively engaged as a social work practitioner.  Her community involvement includes service on the Sussex County Child Advocacy Center’s Education Committee, the Sussex County Youth Services Commission, and as a member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team that provides consultation for prosecutors on matters involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault cases.  She is a longtime member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), currently serving as Northwest Regional Representative in the NJ chapter.  She also maintains a private practice in Sussex County, providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, groups and families.

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