Congratulations to School for Social Work Graduates!

Author and Psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams Ph.D. is the featured speaker at Commencement

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

Friday, August 17
4:00 pm SSW Commencement
John M. Greene Hall

Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Flemington, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Guide (2004), all with Guilford Press, and was Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006). She is a former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Dr. McWilliams’s books have been translated into fourteen languages, and she has lectured widely both nationally and internationally. Her book on case formulation received the Gradiva Award for best psychoanalytic clinical book of 1999; in 2004 she was given the Rosalee Weiss Award for contributions to practice by the Division of Independent Practitioners of the American Psychological Association; in 2006 she was made an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The American Psychological Association chose her to represent psychoanalytic therapy in a 2011 remake of the classic film, Three Approaches to Psychotherapy ( ) in which one client sees three different therapists (McWilliams, Judith Beck, and Les Greenberg). A graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, Dr. McWilliams is also affiliated with the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey and the National Training Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City.

For more information, please consult the press release posted on the Smith College News & Events, or the SSW Commencement website.

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