Nancy Levitan Poorvu, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice
B.A., Clark University
M.S.W., Simmons College
Ph.D., Candidate Simmons College
SW 411 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SW 421 - Advanced Clinical Practice
SW 424 - Social Work Practice
SW 441 - Social Work Research
Scholarly and Practice Interests
Social workers' experiences of serious physical illness: changes in use of self.
Social Work Ethics
Maramaldi, P., Dungan, S., & Poorvu, N.L. (2008). Cancer treatments.
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 50(S1).
Dean, R. & Poorvu, N.L. (2008). Assessment and Formulation: A contemporary social
work perspective. Families in Society, 89(4).
Poorvu, N. (2009). Assessment and formulation: A contemporary social work perspective. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research, Boston, MA.
Consulting and Professional Activity
Private general psychiatric practice 1982- present
Senior Clinical Associate, Psychiatry & Counseling Associates, Westborough, MA 1985-2003
Massachusetts General Hospital, Family Care Program, In and outpatient pediatric and child psychiatry units, In-patient psychiatry, 1979-1985