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Rachel DiBella

Part-Time Faculty


Rachel DiBella, LICSW, is a part-time faculty member in the School of Social Work with a specialization in trauma, gender equity and gender justice issues. Rachel has been serving in these areas of social work for more than a decade, across legal, healthcare and higher education environments. Rachel currently oversees gender equity education at Harvard University and previously served as Assistant Director of the Women's Center at Boston College. Rachel's private practice, WakingMinds.org, focuses on stabilization and stewardship for survivors of sexual trauma through psychotherapy, consultation and training for groups ranging from faith-based organizations to teaching hospitals.

Selected Appointments & Awards

Best Collaboration, HEAL Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group, May 2018, Boston College Vice President of Student Affairs Office

Best Overall Program Evaluation, Sexual Assault Network of Boston College, May 2017

Excellence in Service Award, Boston College, May 2015

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, member

National Association of Social Workers, member

Selected Professional Social Work Experience

Harvard University, Manager of Title IX Education, June 2018-present

Boston College, Assistant Director, Women’s Center, June 2014-May 2018

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Boston MA, Nov 2011-Sept 2012

Victim Rights Law Center, Boston MA, May 2008-November 2011