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Nina Brand
  • Education Specialist (EdS), Social Justice Education concentration, UMass-Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2019
  • Master of Social Work, Simmons University, Boston, MA, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1987

Nina’s clinical social work career began in community mental health (Revere and Holyoke, MA).  She then spent 21 years with the Center for Women & Community (CWC) at UMass Amherst – Nina was their Teen Crisis Intervention Specialist for 17 years before becoming the Clinical Director in 2015.  In 2019, she left CWC to open her own clinical supervision, consultation, training, and narrative development practice while simultaneously nurturing her continued love of working with young adults through the Springfield College Counseling Center.  Nina has taught at the College of Education at UMass, Amherst (Social Diversity in Education) and the Smith School for Social Work (Queer Identity Development).

Recognizing the impact of social oppression and privilege, Nina’s particularly interested in how we understand our own emotional-health as it intersects with our social identities.  Nina’s committed to joining folx in understanding/rewriting their narrative so they can move forward with all that lies ahead.

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