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Betsy Harris

Part-Time Faculty


Betsy Harris, MSW, LICSW is a part-time faculty member for the Boston College School of Social Work. She teaches Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice.

Betsy has extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults with who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, trauma and PSTD, suicidal ideation and borderline personality disorder (BPD). She has trained in a number of treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Motivational Interviewing.

She has a private practice in Watertown where she specializes in DBT, PTSD and developmental trauma recovery. Betsy has practiced at residential and outpatient settings including McLean Hospital, Brandeis University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Cambridge Health Alliance. Betsy is interested in multiculturalism and examining the impact of race, culture, gender, and equality in identity development and in the therapeutic environment.