Kathryn Basham, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director for the Ph.D. Program
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After participating in two congressionally-mandated committees in recent years, Kathryn Basham co-authored three texts published by the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science: PTSD: Diagnosis and Treatment; Physiologic, Psychological and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress; and TRICARE (in press). Her co-authored text, Transforming the Legacy: Couple Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Trauma (2004), introduces a phase-oriented practice model grounded in a synthesis of social, biological and psychological theories. Recent publications and presentations have focused on interventions with post-deployment servicemembers and their families at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and several Veterans Administration Medical Centers, the Canadian Forces and several professional organizations. In 2007, Basham received the honor of induction into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Clinical Practitioner.
Dr. Basham maintains a clinical practice in Northampton, specializing in psychotherapy with couples, individuals, families and consultation and works collaboratively on a pilot research project exploring the role of trauma-informed couple therapy with post-deployment couples.
Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work
M.S.W., University of California at Berkeley
A.B., George Washington University
- Couple and family therapy
- Ethics and clinical social work
- Divorce research (including non-custodial parenting)
- Synthesis of theoretical models applied to clinical social work practice
Areas of Current Research
- Diversity and Pedagogy
- Couple/Family Therapy Practice with survivors of childhood trauma
Basham, K. (in process). (In)visibility of race and gender in post-deployment military couples. Journal of Military Social Work, University of Indiana.
Donner, S., Basham, K., & Everett, J. (forthcoming). The Anti-racism field assignment: Beginning results and lessons learned. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
Miehls, D. and Basham, K. (forthcoming). Object relations couple therapy with trauma survivors. Handbook of stress, trauma, and the family. New York: Taylor Francis Publishers.
Basham, K. (2011). Couple and family therapy with trauma survivors. In C. Figley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of trauma. Sage Publications.
Basham, K. (2010). Trauma theories. In J. Berzoff, P. Hertz & L. Flanagan (Eds.), Inside out/outside in: Psychodynamic clinical theory and practice in contemporary multicultural context (revised). Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson.
2010. Military Social Work Competencies. Co-authored with Committee on Military Social Work at the Council for Social Work Education (Alexandria, VA) - (member of steering committee of 6 members and final editor of document).
2010. Guidelines for Practice with Military Families (co-sponsored by CSWE, USC, AAMFT and APC) - (member of steering committee finalizing the document that frames guidelines for social workers, marriage and family therapists and counselors in practice with military families).
Basham, K., and Miehls, D. (2004). Transforming the legacy: Couple therapy with survivors of childhood trauma. New York: Columbia University Press.
Basham, K., and Miehls, D. (Eds.) (2004). Special Issue: Pedagogy and Diversity. Smith College School for Social Work, 74(2).
Basham, K. (2004). Weaving a tapestry: Anti-racism and the pedagogy of clinical social work practice. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 74(2), 289–314.
Transforming the legacy: Toward compassionate activism, May 24, 2004, Fourth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Quebec City, Canada.