The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Michelle Sweet, Ph.D.

Class of 2001

Michelle Sweet provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She also offers conjoint therapy to couples and parents. Dr. Sweet has a private practice, works for Hartgrove Hospital, and is a research and clinical consultant for ICSW. She is a member of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Social Work (AAPSW) and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She volunteers as a therapist for A Home Within and serves as a peer reviewer for the Clinical Social Work Journal.

Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Area of specialty: Individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults; Couples therapy regarding parenting, marital and/or sexual issues


  • B.A., Hamilton College
  • M.A., University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • National Training Program in Psychoanalysis National Institute for the Psychotherapies


Formation and features of a stepparent identity (2001)


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