Phebe Sessions, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Professor Emerita | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Phebe Sessions smiles at the camera.

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


Sessions' practice and research background includes both psychodynamic and family therapy theories and practice models.

At Smith, Sessions taught courses in social work practice with individuals and families; Family Theory; Family Therapy; Clinical Practice in Low Income Communities; Couples’ Therapy; Clinical Social Work Practice; Private Troubles and Public Issues: The Social Construction of Assessment; and Social Work Practice with Older Adults.

Sessions received both her bachelor’s degree and M.S.W. from Smith College. She received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University, Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare. She retired from the Smith College School for Social Work in June 2018.