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Joan Berzoff, EdD


Joan Berzoff, EdD

Dr. Joan Berzoff is Professor Emerita at the Smith College School for Social Work where she co directed the doctoral program for l3 years, chaired or co chaired the Human Behavior in the Social Environment Sequence for 20 years and founded and directed the End of Life Certificate Program for 15 years.
She is the author and co-author of four books, including: Dissociative Disorders: The Controversy in the Diagnosis and Treatment, Living with Dying: A Handbook for End of Life Care Practitioners, Falling through the Cracks: Psychodynamic Practice with At Risk and Vulnerable Populations and  Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Theories and Practice  in Multicultural Settings and is working on the fifth edition of that book. She is the author of over 45 journal articles, has presented nationally and internationally in over a l00 venues including in Sweden, Israel, Bulgaria, Italy and Hong Kong. Dr. Berzoff received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Mass. NASW, The Outstanding Scholar Award from National Academies of Practice, The Project on Death in America Leadership Award, and  is in private practice in Northampton, Mass.