Faculty, Psychology and Counseling Program
Residency Site: Plainfield VT

Email
michele.clark@goddard.edu

Biography

I was an anti-war activist in the 1960s, then active in the Women’s Movement in Boston Mass.  In 1970 I joined The Women’s Mental Health Collective where I worked as a psychotherapist for 14 years. The Collective was instrumental in the early articulation of the prevalence and harm caused by the sexual abuse of children. I am currently a regular meditator and am active in the Central Vermont Jewish community. Blog: http://www.goddard.edu/author/mclark/

Education

MEd in Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University
MA in Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
BA in English and Social Studies, The City College of New York

Areas of Expertise

Psychotherapy, mindfulness, meditation, substance abuse, feminist therapy, women’s history, American literary history, Jewish identity, contemporary American Jewish life

Personal Statement

I have an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and an MA in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

I was a member of the Women’s Mental Health Collective in Somerville, Massachusetts for 14 years. This group pioneered research and clinical practice in the psychology of women and sexual abuse.

I have done psychotherapy with a wide variety of adult men and women and have taught psychology to adults since 1983.

My research interests include minority adolescent development, including developmental issues of Jewish teens, mothering, chemical dependence and women in prison. I have published personal essays and professional articles in Women and Therapy, The Women’s Review of Books, and other feminist journals and edited volumes.