McNeil, Josh

DSW Student
Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Black Men in Yoga
  • Clinical Practice
  • Health Policy
  • Men's Wellness

Previous education

  • MSW, Boston College; Chestnut Hill, MA
  • BA & BS, Florida A&M University

Background and professional experience

Josh is an experienced clinical social worker. He has worked in group private practice ,hospital, non-profit, mental health clinic, and university mental health settings. He also has digital social work experience as a lead social work social media manager (Melanated Social Work) and as a mental health social media consultant (Magnoloa Mental Health). He has worked in Black and Brown communities in New York City and Boston leading groups, guest lecturing, facilitating, training, and guest writing. He is passionate about how yoga, mindfulness, and meditation can be used to support African American men. He is ¼ of Melanated Social Work and is a co-host on the Melanated Social Work podcast.

Josh plans to address how yoga, mindfulness, and meditation can be used to support southern African American men.

Presentations/Publications

•Panelist, Meet the Melanated Social Work Podcasters, New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York, NY, May 2021.

•Panelist, Decolonizing Social Work: In Grad School and After Graduation, University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare, New York, NY, April 2021.

•Co-presenter, Liberation Counseling, NASW Virtual Conference, New Jersey, March 2021.

•Panelist, A Conversation with the Melanated Social Work Podcast, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, March 2021.

•Presenter, Immersive Processing and Healing with Melanated Social Work, Laney College, Oakland, CA, February 2021.•Guest Lecturer, Liberation Counseling with Melanated Social Work, Laney College, Oakland, CA, February 2021.

•Panelist, Impact Hour, Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas, Austin, TX, January 2021.

•Presenter, Working in a Pandemic, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA, May 2020.

•Panelist, Equality Justice and Inclusion Lecture, Bostin College School of Social Work, November 2019.

•Presenter, Masculinity and Vulnerability of Justice Involved Young Men of Color, Healing Justice Alliance Conference, Sacramento, CA, September 2019.

•Guest Lecturer, Trauma and Mental Health in Field Practice I, Cambridge College, Boston, MA, April 2019.

•Panelist, Entrepreneurship and Non-Traditional Social Work, 1stAnnual Millennial Social Work, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, March 2019.