James Drisko, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor

Email: jdrisko@smith.edu

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James Drisko’s recent work focuses on evidence-based practice, the common factors model, clinical work with children and families including reactive attachment disorder and its treatment, psychotherapy evaluation and qualitative research methods.

Drisko received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College, his M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work and his Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

Drisko was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Clinical Social Work in 2008 and was named as an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research in 2014.