Lynn Rosenfield

Professional Education Instructor | Practicum Faculty Adviser

Pronouns: she/her

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M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work
Ph.D., Sanville Institute


Lynn Rosenfield received her Ph.D. from the Sanville Institute in June 2017, her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1976, and has completed a certificate program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, where she lives. She has been in private practice since 1983, providing psychotherapy, divorce mediation services, consultation and supervision. She is also an PFA (practicum field adviser) for Smith College School for Social Work students who are placed in L.A., and she co-facilitates their monthly integrative seminar. Earlier in her career, she organized a runaway house for homeless youth and worked with both the adolescents and their families. She was a staff clinical social worker at The Child Guidance Clinic in Springfield, Mass., and was the director of a branch office of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. For 10 years, she volunteered as a clinical supervisor for Psychotherapy Services, a low-fee treatment program that is under the aegis of The Sanville Institute. The therapy is provided by M.S.W.'s who volunteer their services in exchange for hours toward their license.