Faculty & Staff
Terry Northcut, Ph.D.
Title/s: Associate Professor
Office #: Lewis Towers 1225
Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, Smith College
MSW in Social Work, University of Tennessee
BA in Psychology and Sociology, Union University
Dr. Terry B. Northcut, Associate Professor, teaches in the Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Methods Sequences. Her publications and scholarly interests include the integration of psychodynamic theory and cognitive-behavioral techniques, religion spirituality and clinical social work, teaching methodology, and the influence of postmodernism on social work practice. Dr. Northcut co-edited with Dr. Nina Heller the text, "Enhancing Psychodynamic practice with cognitive-behavioral techniques." She has taught at Smith College, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee, and Belmont College. Dr. Northcut received the Child Humans Rights Fellowship Award from Loyola in 2011-2012 to continue research in Ethiopia on psychosocial and mental health needs of families in children.
Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
HBSE 500: Theories and Lifecycle – Masters students – 2 sections, 90 students with a TA
Practice 618: Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work Practice (spring)
Current Research Projects:
Chapter on Personality Disorders for Alex Gitterman and Nina Heller’s book on a social work perspective on mental disorders.
Developing Prospectus on “Navigating Clinical Landscapes: Integrative Casebook”
Integrating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques;
Professional developmental of clinical social workers
Religion and spirituality in clinical social work
Professional & Community Affiliations
Community and Professional Service:
Presentation 10 hours: Texas Clinical Social Work Society September 2009
Presentation 2 hours: Council on Social Work Education November 2009
Recent Faculty Scholarship:
Northcut, T. B. & Strauss, R. (deadline September 2013). Guest editors of Special Issue of Clinical Social Work Journal “Integrating mind/body in clinical social work”.
Berg, K., & Northcut, T. (accepted). Conducting Research on the Use of Ritual in Group Work with African-American Women: Examining Results from a White European-American Investigator’s Perspective. Smith College Studies.
Northcut, T. & Hailu, D. (accepted due for publication 2013). Social Work Practice in Ethiopia: Emerging Issues and Practices. Anupam Hazra (Ed.). Social Work Education and Practice in the 21st Century: Emerging Issues and Challenges. Social Work Chronicle.
Northcut, T. (accepted, 2012). Psychoanalysis. Gannett Educational Systems.
Butler, S. & Northcut, T. (2012). Enhancing psychodynamic therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of grief. Clinical Social Work Journal. June, 1-7.
Strauss, R. & Northcut, T. (accepted 2012). Mindful social warriors: Using yoga to enhance clinical social work with young women with cancer. Clinical Social Work Journal.
Hailu, D. & Northcut, T. (in press). Ethiopia's social protection landscape: It's surface and underlying structures. International Social Work Journal
Heller, N. R. & Northcut, T. B. (2011). Integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques into psychodynamic practice. In J. Berzoff, & P. Hertz (eds.) Inside out and outside in: Psychodynamic clinical theory and practice in contemporary multicultural contexts. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
Northcut, T. B. (2011). Personality disorders. In A. Gitterman & N. R. Heller (eds.) Mental Health and Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective
Northcut, T. B. & Hailu, D. (2011). Ethics and religion and spirituality in clinical social work practice. In J. Marley (ed.) Social Work Ethics: From the Classroom to the Field. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.