Barbara Lawson, L.C.S.W., BCD, NCPsyA, is a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and by NASW, and a Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst by NAAP. She is a member of Who's Who in Human Service Professionals, a Fellow in the Society of Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists, and a member of the National Association and Accreditation for Psychoanalysis.
Her advanced degrees in Social Work and Psychoanalysis come from Columbia University and The Alfred Adler Institute of New York. Ms. Lawson came to Naples four years ago following over twelve years of clinical practice and supervision work in New York City both privately and in the public sector. She has practiced and supervised graduate students, staff, and psychiatrists at Manhattan State Psychiatric Center, Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center, and Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.
She has served and supervised on community mobile crisis teams in New York. Barbara has taught at the Albert Einstein School Of Medicine, teaching medical students the art of psychiatric diagnosis, interviews, and family dynamics. She has lectured on teen-age suicide for the Department of Health in New York, done research at Rockefeller University in immunology, and taught high school sciences for many years prior to this career.
She has written several papers, including "Depression and Suicide in Adolescents," "Treatment of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder," and "The Art of Organizational Change." She was involved in developing programs both for inpatient and outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents, including the use of psychodrama in these settings.
Since her relocation to Naples, she has been a clinical supervisor and child coordinator at the David Lawrence Center, as well as clinician for the adult outpatient department. She currently is a consultant for their organization, is an affliate staff member of Charter Glade, a Member of the Mental Health Organization and CISDS team of Naples. Ms. Barbara Lawson is currently in private in Naples servicing children/adolescents, adults, and families with diversified consumer needs at the 2900 Plaza Building, 2900 14th Street North, Suite 8, Naples, Florida.