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Erickson, Joseph M.

Senior Instructor
Simmons School of Social Work
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Academic Focus

Psychopathology, post-trauma assessment and treatment, ethics and neurobiology

Community Involvement

Served on a number of non-profit and private community services and residential facilities over a 12 year period as member of the board of directors; by-law, nominating and executive committee member.

Courses Taught
  • Psychopathology
  • Post-traumatic Stress Reaaction
  • Neurobiology
  • Ethics
  • Abnormal Psychology

M.S.W. - Simmons School of Social Work - Child and family mental health

Post-graduate certificates - Boston University - Psychological trauma: clinical assessment and treatment, human services agency management

Bachelor's degree - Boston College - Psychology and Sociology

Professional Credentials


Operating on the premise that all people can grow, learn and change, teaching is an opportunity to learn, change and grow as well.

Professional Experience
  • Senior Clinician, General Psychological Association, Andover, MA
  • Senior Instructor, Cambridge College, Merrimack Valley Regional Center and Cambridge, MA
  • Visiting Lecturer, Salem State University, School of Social Work
  • Vice President of Program Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Boston, MA
  • Director of Operations and Administration, RFK Children’s Action Corp, Lancaster and Boston, MA
  • Agency Assistant Clinical Director, North American Family Institute, Danvers, MA
  • Account Manager & Employee Assistant Consultant, American Biodyne, Inc, Burlington, MA
  • Inpatient Therapist, Metropolitan State Hospital, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Waltham, MA
  • Outpatient Therapist, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA


Awards & Recognitions
  • Commitment to Children Award, RFK Children Action Corp
  • Executive Director's Award, RFK Children Action Corp
  • Multiple book awards from Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year, and Readers' Favorite International Awards for fiction and science fiction
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Association of Social Work
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • International Sociological Honor Society