Nina Brand, LICSW, EdS | Springfield College

Nina Brand, LICSW, EdS

Nina Brand, LICSW, EdS


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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, Mass.). They then spent 21 years with the Center for Women & Community (CWC) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) in Amherst. Nina was the teen crisis intervention specialist for 17 years before becoming the clinical director in 2015. In 2019, they left CWC to open their own clinical supervision, consultation, and narrative development practice while simultaneously nurturing their continued love of working with young adults through the Springfield College Counseling Center. Nina has taught Social Diversity in Education at the College of Education at UMass and Queer Identity Development at the Smith School for Social Work. Recognizing the impact of social oppression and privilege, Nina’s particularly interested in how we each understand our own emotional health within the context of our intersecting social identities.

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