Jamie D. Daniels, M.S.W., Ph.D. candidate

Adjunct Associate Professor
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Jamie Daniels is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is a graduate of Smith’s M.S.W. program and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Smith SSW. Daniels’ research interests include the mental health of Black women and other people of color, the social determinants of mental health, environmental and political forces that shape mental health and unionization as a strategy for improving mental health.

Daniels maintains a private practice in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she works primarily with people of color and the LGBTQIA community. She approaches her work from a psychoanalytic, political economy and racial justice perspective. She fluidly addresses race, gender, sexuality, class oppression, identity development and social position in treatment.

At Smith SSW, Daniels has taught Family Theory, Problems in Biopsychosocial Functioning, Agency and Community Practice, and Comparative Psychodynamic Theories. She is a former Sotomayor Fellow, and is currently the course coordinator for Agency and Community Practice and a CBARE (Community Based Anti-Racism Experience) advisor