Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate: Faculty

Laurie E. Herzog, Ph.D.

Laurie Herzog headshotLaurie Herzog is the director of the Advanced Clinical Supervision Program and the Foundations of Clinical Supervision Program at the Smith College School for Social Work. She earned her M.S.W. (1985) and her Ph.D. (1997) from Smith SSW. She began her career working in community mental health with young children and families, and later worked with adolescents and adults. Herzog currently maintains a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. In addition to providing psychotherapy services, she offers clinical consultation and supervision to doctoral candidates and to professional colleagues. For more than 20 years, Herzog has been a faculty field adviser and an adjunct professor at the Smith College School for Social Work, teaching in the Practice and Human Behavior in the Social Environment sequences, as well as in the Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate. Herzog has also taught on the faculty of the Postgraduate Fellowship Program–West of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Huey Hawkins, Jr., Ph.D.

Laurie Herzog headshotDr. Huey Hawkins, Jr. is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided individual and group psychotherapy since 2000. He has worked therapeutically in post-secondary schools, the Family Court of St. Louis County, Washington University School of Medicine and in private practice (St. Louis and now Oklahoma City). He has advanced training from the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, IL and most often treats depression, anxiety, and trauma in adults. Currently, Hawkins is a candidate at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Katherine Jungreis, Ph.D., LICSW

Katherine Jungreis headshotKatherine Jungreis is a newly retired professor from Simmons School of Social Work. She taught extensively in the behavior and clinical practice courses as well as electives in psychodynamic therapy and working with severe mental illness. She was coordinator of adjunct faculty and lead for the assessment and diagnosis course.

After receiving her master's degree at Smith College School for Social Work in 1978, Jungreis worked for almost 20 years in community mental health in the Boston area with adults, families, groups and emergency services. She received her Ph.D. in clinical social work from Simmons School of Social Work in 1993. Over the course of her 40 plus year career, Jungreis has supervised numerous students from various social work schools as well as staff. Additional opportunities to provide clinical consultations have been to the Federal Government EAP staff, Harvard University Human Resources, staff at several mental health centers and residential programs.  Much of her private practice is devoted to clinical consultation.

Jungreis has given presentations on relational aspects of social work supervision and attending to theory in clinical supervision. She has tremendously enjoyed teaching the integrative seminar in the Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate Program at the Smith  School for Social Work.

Ronjonette O’Bannon, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Laurie Herzog headshotRonjonette O’Bannon imparts over twenty years of clinical social work practice experience with her students, teaching as a seminar instructor at Smith College, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Alabama, Social Work Department, and operates an online private practice in Atlanta, GA. O’Bannon’s interests include the reciprocal relationship between childhood maltreatment, adult revictimization, criminal justice reforms for women; mental health effects of discrimination and stigma among marginalized groups; and creating interventions that support global socio-economic growth and development.

O’Bannon earned a Ph.D. in social work at Smith College, an MSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a postgraduate certificate in Trauma-Informed Clinical Care at SUNY Buffalo. Her professional experience includes many years advocating for policy changes for juvenile offenders and destigmatizing mental health care for women of color.