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Jane Abrams, DSW, LCSW

  • Lecturer, DSW Program

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Dr. Abrams received her BA in Social Work from Antioch University, her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College, and her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at SP2. Since earning her DSW in 2010, Dr. Abrams has been teaching Social Work Practice and Trauma and Psychodynamic Theory and Clinical Social Work Practice in the MSW program at SP2. She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia for 25 years. Her clinical specialties include treating adult trauma survivors and couples and providing clinical supervision. Prior to establishing her practice in Philadelphia she worked as a Senior Clinical Social Worker in Healthcare Associates, an outpatient multidisciplinary practice at Beth Israel Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in Boston, MA. As a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, she provided clinical supervision for the MSW staff in the Outpatient Psychiatry Department at Beth Israel. She has recently published articles in Psychoanalytic Social Work and The Clinical Social Work Journal. In 2014 she was chosen to participate in the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Teachers’ Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is on the faculty of the newly established Undergraduate Minor in Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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