Katherine Jungreis, Ph.D., LICSW

Professional Education Instructor


Katherine Jungreis smiles at the camera.

B.A., Barnard College
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work
Ph.D., Simmons University


Katherine 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.