Cathleen Morey, M.S.W., Ph.D., LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Professional Education Instructor
Portrait of Cathleen Morey wearing a blue blazer and black top.

Cathleen Morey is the director of clinical social work at the Austen Riggs Center, an open setting psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center for adults with complex psychiatric problems. Morey has over 20 years of clinical social work practice experience in various mental health settings, including hospital and residential programs, community mental health agencies and forensic settings.

She earned her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Smith College School for Social Work. Her scholarship, research and teaching are focused in the areas of system enactments, interdisciplinary treatment teams, family therapy, ethics in social work supervision  and clinical social work practice and education. She has presented on these topics at national and international conferences. Morey is an adjunct assistant professor at the Smith College School for Social Work and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has been a field instructor for M.S.W. interns from various social work schools, and she is an oral qualifying exam committee member for doctoral students at Smith College.

Morey also maintains a private practice in Stockbridge, MA, focusing on psychotherapy and consultation. She volunteers as a peer reviewer for Clinical Social Work Journal and is an international social work volunteer with the non-profit organization International Social Work Solutions.