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, Ph.D., LICSW is the director of clinical Social Work at the Austen Riggs Center where she clinically and administratively manages the provision of clinical social work services throughout an integrated system of care in an open setting psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center for adult patients with complex psychiatric conditions. Morey has 25 years of clinical social work experience in various mental health settings, including psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, community mental health agencies, and forensic settings. Her scholarship, research and teaching are focused in the areas of system enactments, interdisciplinary treatment teams, psychodynamic systems approach, family therapy, intergenerational transmission of trauma, ethics in social work, international social work, 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 where she teaches in the doctoral program, as well as the foundational and advanced clinical supervision certificate programs. Morey is an international social work volunteer with the non-profit organization International Social Work Solutions, and she volunteers as a peer reviewer for Clinical Social Work Journal and the Journal of Social Work Practice. She maintains a private practice focusing on psychotherapy and consultation.