Contact Dr. Nancy Boyd Webb
Dr. Nancy Boyd Webb is a clinical social worker and holds the titles of University Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emerita and former James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies, Fordham University. Founder, director, and professor in the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

A prolific author and scholar in the areas of child and adolescent therapy, trauma, and bereavement, Dr. Webb has published 15 books since 1991. She is the Editor of a Series for Guilford Press on the topic of Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families. This Series was previously titled Social Work Practice with Children and Families.

Her expertise in bereavement was recognized through her participation in hospice’s 2000 telethon, hosted by Cokie Roberts and beamed to more than 2100 sites.

She has received numerous honors, including the Clinical Practice Award of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the designation of Distinguished Scholar by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work. In 2010 Smith College School of Social Work honored Dr. Webb with its prestigious Day-Garrett award. The New England Association for Play Therapy awarded Dr. Webb with its Distinguished Service Award in 2016. The New York chapter of the Association for Social Work honored Dr. Webb with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.

In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. Webb consults on the topics of child and family trauma, bereavement and professional self-care.

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