Mary Olson, Ph.D., LICSW

Mary Olson, Ph.D., LICSW is an international lecturer in the fields of communication and family therapy. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Smith College School for Social Work and an affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School MA. In 2001, she was Fulbright professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Jyvaskyla and has been a visiting professor at other universities in Finland, Italy, and the US. From 1990-1995, under Dr. Carlos Sluzki, Chairman, she was the Director of the Clinical Externship in Systemic Family Therapy in the Department of Psychiatry, Berkshire Medical Center. She has numerous publications on the open dialogue approach, training in network and language-based therapy, eating disorders treatment, and the effects of managed care. She has an independent psychotherapy and consultation practice at the Mill River Institute in Haydenville, MA.