Practicum Faculty Adviser (PFA) and Practicum Seminar Instructors

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Katya Cerar, M.S.W., Ph.D, LICSW

Senior Director of Practicum Learning
Katya Cerar, is the senior director of Practicum Education at Smith College and has taught and supervised students from various New England schools of social…
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Mary Curtin, M.S.W. '00

Director of Professional Education | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Mary Curtin, LICSW, is the director of Professional Education at Smith College School for Social Work. She is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work…
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Alberto Guerrero, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Lecturer | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Alberto Guerrero, M.S.W., Ph.D., focuses his research on the intersecting impact of trauma, legal system involvement, and zero tolerance policies for…
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Hannah Karpman, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Hannah Karpman, M.S.W., Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the School for Social Work. She is the chair of the policy sequence, teaches in the research sequence…
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Kim Monson, M.S.W. '08, LICSW

Associate Director of Practicum Learning | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Kim Monson, M.S.W., LICSW (she/her) identifies as a Black, cis female from Western MA. She is a private practice clinician, an adjunct assistant professor at…
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Arianne Napier-White, M.S.W. '15, LMSW

Director of M.S.W. Practicum Learning
Arianne J. Napier-White, LMSW (she/her) is a clinical social worker with experience working in hospitals, city government, acute trauma settings, outpatient…
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Peggy O'Neill, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor | Chair of HBSE Sequence | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Peggy O’Neill, Ph.D., LICSW, LCSW (she/her) identifies as a white cisgender woman and is a resident faculty member at Smith SSW. O’Neill was a senior lecturer…
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Traneika Turner-Wentt, M.S.W., D.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Associate Chair of the Practice Sequence
Dr. Traneika Turner-Wentt, is a mental wellness clinician and spiritual counselor with two decades of experience in hospital and mental healthcare. She manages…
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JaLisa Williams, M.S.W., LCSW

Lecturer | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Chair of the Social Welfare Policy and Service Sequence
JaLisa Williams, M.S.W., LCSW, is a fierce therapist, educator and curator who has worked to create intentional spaces and conversations regarding self-care…
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Elizabeth Anable, Ph.D. '16

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Elizabeth Anable holds a doctorate in clinical social work from Smith College where her research focused on integrating body-mind practices, such as Somatic…
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Stephen J. Bradley, M.Ed., M.S.W., LICSW, LMHC

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Stephen (he/him) received his M.Ed. in counseling from Umass Amherst in 1992 and his M.S.W. from Smith College SSW in 2002. After working as an Outward Bound…
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Melissa Coco

Practicum Faculty Adviser and Practicum Seminar Instructor
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Sophie Davis-Cohen, M.S.W. '15

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Sophie Davis-Cohen, LCSW identifies as a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman. She is the daughter of immigrants to the US and identifies as bicultural (Iraqi…
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Sarai Engel, M.S.W. '06, LCSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Sarai SaeHee Engel, LCSW is a clinical social worker and art therapist in Portland, Oregon and with over 20 years of experience working with children and…
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Penelope Katz Facher, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Penelope Facher has over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, in the fields of education and mental health…
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Emily Fischer-Rodriguez, M.S.W. '06, LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Emily Fischer-Rodríguez is a clinical social worker in private practice in Northampton, MA. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, she has been advising M.S…
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Laura Melano Flanagan, M.S.W.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
In 1985 Laura Melano Flanagan began teaching the first Integrative Seminar in the M.S.W. program at Smith. This was followed by decades of developing and…
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Michelle Fortunado-Kewin, LCSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser and Practicum Seminar Instructor
Michelle Fortunado-Kewin, LCSW, (she/her) works with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) in School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance…
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Laurie Herzog, M.S.W. '85, Ph.D. '97

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor | Director of the Advanced Clinical Supervision and Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificates
Laurie Herzog is the director of the Advanced Clinical Supervision program at the Smith College School for Social Work. She earned her M.S.W. (1985) and her Ph…
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Andres Hoyos, M.S., M.S.W., LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Seminar Instructor
Andrés Hoyos brings over two decades of clinical and administrative experience in the fields of mental health and social services working in private, public and…
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Shiva Jyoti, M.S.S.W.

Practicum Faculty Adviser and Practicum Seminar Instructor
Shiva Jyoti is a psychotherapist in private practice, San Antonio, Texas. Her practice focuses on well-being and spirituality (adults) incorporating meditation…
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Alex Kim, M.S.W. '12

Practicum Seminar Instructor
Alex Kim (he/him/his) is a clinical social worker and a practicum seminar instructor at Smith College SSW. Kim currently works in the Counseling Center at…
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Ann Kraybill, LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Ann Kraybill, LICSW, is a 2005 graduate of Smith SSW. She has worked in community mental health and hospital settings, including two years on a DBT team and 13…
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Katelin Lewis-Kulin, M.S.W. '00

Practicum Faculty Adviser and Professional Education Instructor
Katelin Lewis-Kulin received her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 2000 and completed the two-year post-graduate Psychodynamic Training…
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Jessica Lief, M.S.W., LCSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Jessica C. Lief, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, eating disorders…
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Aimee Maxwell, M.S.W., LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Aimee Maxwell, LICSW, is a mental health consultant and care coordinator for the mental health department at Allina Health, a large health care system in the…
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Lujuana Milton, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Lujuana Milton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She graduated with a B.A. and a M.S.W. degree from Boston College. With over 15 years…
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Lauren Montemuro-Rode, M.S.W., Ph.D. student

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Lauren Montemuro-Rode received her M.S.W. with a gerontology concentration in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis. She worked as a research assistant…
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Ronjonette O’Bannon, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Practicum Seminar Instructor | Professional Education Instructor
Ronjonette O’Bannon is a psychotherapist at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and operates an online private practice. O’Bannon imparts over sixteen years of…
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Mariko Ono, M.S.W. '06, LCSW

Practicum Seminar Instructor
Mariko "Mod" Ono, LCSW (she/her) is an Asian American, queer-identified social worker on the West Coastline. Ono received her M.S.W. from Smith College SSW in…
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Judy Paz, M.S.W., LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Judy Saraiva Paz, LICSW, (she/her) identifies as a white cisgender woman. As a first generation immigrant, she also identifies as bicultural and trilingual…
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Janae Peters, M.S.W., LMSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor and Sotomayor Fellow
An alum of the Smith School for Social Work, Peters graduated from the M.S.W. program in 2015. Her goal has been to integrate her social work experience with…
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Beth Prullage, M.S.W. '01, LICSW

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Beth Prullage works at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health as a psychiatric social worker and co…
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Linda Reis, M.S.W.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Linda Reis is an alum of the Smith College School for Social Work and has been a practicum faculty adviser since 1994. In addition to a part-time private…
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Jessica Ricardo, M.S.W. '15, LICSW

Practicum Seminar Instructor
Jessica Ricardo, LICSW, was raised in Rhode Island and currently lives and works in Providence. She is the daughter of Cuban immigrants and identifies as both…
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Michael J. “Mick” Rogers, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Michael “Mick” Rogers graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill’s M.S.W. program in 1980 and worked with children (on Medicaid) and their families for 30 years and then…
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Lynn Rosenfield

Professional Education Instructor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Lynn Rosenfield received her Ph.D. from the Sanville Institute in June 2017, her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1976, and has completed a…
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Peter Rosenmeier, M.S.W. '98

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Peter Rosenmeier (he/him) is the clinical director of the Gifford School, in Weston, MA, and has been a clinical supervisor, site director and PFA for twenty…
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Susie Ryder, M.S.W., LCSW, LAC

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Susie Ryder, LCSW, LAC is the director of undergraduate and graduate field education at MSU Denver. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She…
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Silvia Sandoval, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Silvia Sandoval has been in practice for 20 years serving marginalized communities and populations. They are currently the director of behavioral health and…
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Sara Schieffelin, LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser | Professional Education Instructor
Sara Schieffelin, LICSW, (she/her/hers), a Smith College School for Social Work alumna, has worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in…
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Maytal Schmidt, M.S.W. '15

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Maytal Schmidt (she/her) identifies as a white, cisgender woman. She has conducted individual psychotherapy and group therapy with children, adolescents and…
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Lili Schwan-Rosenwald, M.S.W., LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Lili Schwan-Rosenwald, LICSW (she/her) identifies as a white lesbian cisgender woman. She received her M.S.W. from Smith College SSW. After graduation she…
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Phebe Sessions, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Professor Emerita | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Sessions' practice and research background includes both psychodynamic and family therapy theories and practice models.At Smith, Sessions taught courses in…
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Christopher Shanky, M.S.W., LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Christopher Shanky, LICSW (he/him) has been a youth worker, supervisor, clinic director, social work professor and most prominently a psychotherapist for over…
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LaTasha Smith, Ph.D., LCSW, CGP

Adjunct Associate Professor | Practicum Seminar Instructor
LaTasha Smith is a professor in the M.S.W. program at Fairfield University where she teaches social justice, assessment and fieldwork. She has also taught…
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Tanita Teagle, M.S.W. '99, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Tanita Cox Teagle is a 1999 graduate of the Smith College SSW M.S.W. program. She currently serves as a practicum faculty advisor for the M.S.W. program. Teagle…
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Ashley Varner, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Dr. Ashley Varner is an adjunct assistant professor at Smith College School for Social Work and a clinical social worker in the neurology division of Emory…
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Christopher Vaughan, M.S.W.. Ph.D. '06

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Dr. Vaughan received his B.A. in psychology and M.S.W. from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. from the Smith College School for Social Work in 2006. He…
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Keshia Williams, LCSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Keshia Williams, LCSW (Your Grace,They/She) is a clinical consultant and steward of Black love and care with 20 years of diverse clinical, teaching and…
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Crystal Yarborough, M.S.W.

Practicum Faculty Adviser
Crystal Yarborough is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions specialist. She currently works as a mental health social worker at the…