Faculty & Staff
Terry B Northcut, PhD
Title/s: Associate Professor
Specialty Area: Mental Health; Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Practice
Office #: Lewis Towers 1225
CV Link: NorthcutCV
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.
Practice and HBSE
Integration of Psychodynamic Theory and CBT practices; Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy; Maternal Mental Health in Ethiopia; Development of Clinical Social Workers; Teaching in Clinical Social Work
Professional & Community Affiliations
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
- Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
- Collaborative Research Network - International Study Group for the Development of Psychotherapists
- Committee on Psychoanalysis - A National Membership Committee of the National Federation of Societies for Clinical Social Work
- Illinois Clinical Society of Social Work,
- American Association of Psychoanalytic Clinical Social Workers (AAPCSW)
Human Behavior in the Social Environment 500 & 501; Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work; The Development of Psychodynamic Theory; The Integration of Psychodynamic Theory and CBT
- Social Worker of the Year, 2014, Northeastern Division Illinois, NASW
- Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work, Professor Recognition Award, May 2000
Northcut, T. B. (deadline, 1/2016). Mindfulness in clinical social work practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing
Northcut, T. B. (deadline, 9/2015). Bridging psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioral practice. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.
Northcut, T. B. & Strauss, R. (Eds.). (2014). Guest editors of Special Issue. Integrating mind/body in clinical social work. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(3), September
Northcut, T.B. & Heller, N. R. (1999). Enhancing psychodynamic practice with cognitive-behavioral techniques. New York, NY: Jason Aronson.
Northcut, T., Heller, N. & Kumaria, S. (in press). Integrating psychodynamic theory and practice with cognitive-behavioral interventions. In J. Berzoff, L. Flanagan, & P. Hertz (Eds.). Inside out and outside in (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Northcut, T. & Heller, N. (2015). Depression: Integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral practices. In K. Corcoran & A. Roberts (eds.). Social Workers’ Desk Reference (pages of chapter). (3rd ed.). 594-600. New York, NY: Oxford University.
Northcut, T. & Hailu, D. (accepted due for publication 2015) 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.
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, 208- 221. 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. pp. 404, New York: Routledge
Heller, N. R. & Northcut, T. B. (2008). Depression: Integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral practices. In A. R. Roberts & G. J. Greene (Eds.), Social workers’ desk reference (pages of chapter). (2nd ed.). 552-557. New York, NY: Oxford University.
Heller, N. R. & Northcut, T. B. (2002). Treatment of depression: Integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral practices. In A. Roberts & G. Greene (Eds.) Social work desk reference 352-355. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Kronner, H. & Northcut, T. (accepted). “Listening to both sides of the therapeutic dyad: Self-disclosure of gay male therapists and reflections from their gay male clients.” Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal.
Northcut, T. & Kienow, A. (2014). Trauma trifecta of military sexual trauma: A case study including mind and body in clinical social work treatment with a survivor of MST. T. Northcut & R. Strauss (Eds.), Special Issue: Integrating Mind and Body in Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work Journal. 42(3), 247-259.
Strauss, R. & Northcut, T. (2014). Mindful social warriors: Using yoga to enhance clinical social work with young women with cancer. In T. Northcut & R. Strauss (Eds.). Special Issue: Integrating Mind and Body in Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work Journal. 42(3), 228-236.
Hailu, D. & Northcut, T. (2013). Ethiopia's social protection landscape: Its surface and underlying structures. International Social Work Journal, 56(6), 828-846
Butler, S. & Northcut, T. (2013). Enhancing psychodynamic therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of grief. Clinical Social Work Journal, 41:309-315.
Northcut, T. B. & Hailu, D. (2013). Ethics and religion and spirituality in clinical social work practice. In MySearchLab with eText for MyHelpingLibrary. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education.
Northcut, T. (2012). Psychoanalysis. Continuing Education, SW21, 1-28. Gannett Education.
Northcut, T. B. (2005). The role of religion and spirituality in clinical social work: Creating a space for integration. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 24(1&2),
Northcut, T. B. (2004). Pedagogy in diversity: Teaching religion and spirituality in the clinical social work classroom. Smith College Studies for Social Work, 74(2), 349-358.
Northcut, T. B. & Heller, N. R. (2002). The slippery slope of constructivism: Cautions for practice. Smith College Studies for Social Work, 72(2), 217-229
Heller, N. R. & Northcut, T. B. (2002). Constructivism: A meeting ground for evolving psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral practices? Smith College Studies for Social Work, 72(2), 197-215
Northcut, T. B. (1999). Constructing a place for religion and spirituality in psychodynamic practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 28(2), 155-170
Heller, N. R. & Northcut, T. B. (1998). Assessment of cognitive schemas and attributions in psychodynamic treatment. Smith College Studies for Social Work, 68(2), 185-202.
Heller, N. R., and Northcut, T. (1996). Utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques in psychodynamic practice with clients diagnosed as borderline. Clinical Social Work Journal, 24(2), 203-215.
Orlinsky, D. E., Ambuehl, H., Botermans, J., Buchheim, P., Cierpka, M., Davis, J., Davis, M., Dazord, A., Gerin, P., Joo, E., Kaechele, H., Meyer-Berg, J., Northcut, T., Parks, B., Ronnestad, M., Schroder, T., Shefler, G., Stuart, S., Vasco, A., Willutzki, U., and Wiseman, H. (1999). Common characteristics of psychotherapists: An international survey of mental health professionals. Psychotherapy Research, 9(2), 127-153.