Katya Cerar, M.S.W., Ph.D. '13, LICSW

Senior Director of Practicum Learning

Office: Lilly Hall 114 
Phone: 413-585-4444 
Email: kcerar@smith.edu 
Pronouns: she/her

Katya Cerar smiles for the camera. She is wearing a black top and scarf and has shoulder length straight hair.

Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work


Katya Cerar, is the senior director of Practicum Education at Smith College and has taught and supervised students from various New England schools of social work. Cerar has worked in community mental health in the Pioneer Valley as a director of young adult and adult community services programs and a program for the prevention and treatment of early psychosis. An experienced supervisor and trainer, Cerar has supervised clinicians, students, and teams of staff and has practiced in residential, forensic, community, outpatient, and private practice settings. She has provided consultation to agencies in a number of areas. 

Cerar is a BTTG certified DBT clinician and a certified juvenile court clinician. Primary clinical practice areas include adolescents and young adults with histories of trauma and persistent mental illness. Cerar holds an M.S.W. from Boston College and a Ph.D. in social work from Smith College School for Social Work