Ph.D. Instructors

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Adjunct Professor

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Adjunct Professor

Geoffrey Locke earned his M.S.W. and Ph.D. at SSW and has taught in the school since 2005. His courses include Advanced Psychological Theory IV; Knowing, Not Knowing, and Muddling Through; Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families; Brief Psychodynamic Therapy; and Comparative Psychodynamic Theories for Clinical Social Work Practice. He has also served as a faculty field adviser and as part of the Reaching for Excellence faculty.

Locke is in private practice specializing in long-term psychodynamic treatment of adults with complex mental health and emotional needs. Areas of speciality are mood, anxiety, trauma, addiction, personality, and spirituality issues.

Adjunct Associate Professor​

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Adjunct Professor

Nnamdi Pole is a Professor in the Smith College Department of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist. He has taught in School for Social Work since 2012.

Pole’s work includes research on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, especially among police officers and sexual assault survivors. He also has major interests in ethnic minority mental health, psychotherapy research, and the psychophysiology of emotion.

Pole is the Chair of the Smith College Institutional Review Board. Outside of the college, he serves as an Associate Editor of Psychological Bulletin and Consulting Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the APA Trauma Division Executive Committee. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Adjunct Professor

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Adjunct Professor

Saakvitne is a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in trauma treatment and adult survivors of childhood abuse. She is in private practice in Northampton where she provides psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation to therapists and mental health treatment centers. She is a co-author of four books and many chapters and articles on the treatment of trauma and therapist well-being. Saakvitne has taught in the doctoral program since 2008. She is the former clinical director of the Traumatic Stress Institute in South Windsor, CT, and did a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

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Adjunct Associate Professor

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Adjunct Associate Professor

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