Amasa Smith, MSW, LICSW
Practice & Research Interests
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Clinician continuing education
Amasa is a DSW student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. In addition to current doctoral studies, Amasa is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who operates a private practice in Boston, MA. Amasa specializes in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders in adult populations, with a further specialization in college mental health. Before operating a private practice, Amasa worked as an on-campus therapist in university counseling centers, including the University of Colorado at Boulder and Bryant University. He has previous work experiences as a mental health professional within emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric units, including McLean Hospital.
Amasa earned his BA in Applied Psychology from Bryant University and his MSW, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health, from Boston College. His research interests center on barriers to disseminating and implementing evidence-based treatment modalities for OCD, specifically Exposure and Response Prevention (Ex/RP). Amasa intends to apply his DSW education to his clinical work while exploring clinical lecturer and clinical trainer positions at local universities and organizations.