Smith College School for Social Work BannerWeb
Resident Faculty
MSW Program Faculty
Ph.D. Program Faculty
BCR Fellow
Resident Faculty

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


email Send E-mail office Office: Lilly Hall Rm 311 phone Phone: (413) 585-7982

Phebe Sessions is interested in the implications for clinical practice of the integration of social, cultural and psychological theories. She currently has been exploring the relevance of narrative therapies, based on poststructural theories for collaborative models of practice in the inner-city schools. She is also interested in the integration of narrative with developmental models.

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


Ph.D., Brandeis University, Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare

M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work

A.B., Smith College

Professional Interests

Areas of Current Research

Selected Publications

Sessions, P. (2010). Context-driven gero-infusion: Lessons learned from a CDI cohort, CSWE Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Sessions, P. (2010). Year three and progress reports re: Hartford Foundation supported grant, CSWE Annual Conference to Gero-Ed Curriculum Development Initiative, Portland, Oregon.