Janice Furlong

Janice FurlongClinical Associate Professor
Clinical Practice and Human Behavior
Director, Certificate in Clinical Social Work & Behavioral Medicine
Phone: 617-353-3750
jfurlong@bu.edu

Education

BA (psychology), Duke University
MSW (clinical practice), Simmons School of Social Work

Courses Taught

HB 723   Adult Psychopathology: A Social Work Perspective
CP 781    Clinical Assessment and Intervention
CP 799    Brief and Time-Effective Treatment
CP 785    Family Therapy
CP 770    Clinical Practice with Individuals
GMS MH 705    Psychopathology (BU School of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences)
GMS MH 902    Clinical Practicum Seminar (BU School of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences)

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families; narrative therapy and other models that privilege the voice of clients; implications of resiliency research for treatment of youth and adults living with trauma, depression, anxiety, and chemical dependency; clinical supervision; gender bias in assessment and treatment.

Selected Presentations

Furlong, J. (2012). The power to name: Controversies and revisions in the DSM 5. Grand Rounds, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Social Work; Boston, MA.

Furlong, J., & Gianino, M. (2012). Clinical and ethical dilemmas: Secrets in families and couples. Presentation at NASW Symposium, Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Framingham, MA.

Furlong, J. (2012). DSM 5: Controversies and Revisions. Full day workshop presented for Boston University Professional Education Program, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2011). Vicarious Traumatization: Risk and Protective Factors. Lecture presented at Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Brookline, MA.

Furlong, J. (2011). Narrative Therapy in Action. Lecture presented at Fitchburg State College Counseling Center, Fitchburg, MA.

Furlong, J. (2010). “Take my advice, I’m not using it:” Personal and systemic risk factors for vicarious traumatization. Presentation at NASW symposium, Massachusetts chapter of National Association of Social Workers, Framingham, MA.

Furlong, J. (2009). Vicarious traumatization: The cost of empathy. Grands Rounds lecture at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2008). Keeping Secrets: Impact on couples therapy. Lecture presented at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance conference on Treating Couples, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2008). Understanding and Treating Self-Injury. Lecture presented for Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, Cambridge, MA.

Furlong, J. (2007). Differential Diagnosis with Adults. Full day workshop presented for Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Program, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2007). Challenges in Supervision: Grand Rounds presentation at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2007). The “Difficult” Supervisee. Paper presented at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School Conference on supervision, Cambridge, MA.

Furlong, J. (2007). New Ideas on Reframing Resistance. Workshop presented for clinical staff at Advocates, Inc., Framingham, MA.

Furlong, J. (2004). Introduction to Narrative Therapy. Full day workshop presented for Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Program, Boston, MA.

Furlong, J. (2004). Challenges in Clinical Supervision: Presentation at the NASW symposium, Massachusetts Chapter of National Association of Social Workers, Marlborough, MA.

Consulting and Professional Activities

Private Practice: psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, children, and families,  2008 to present.

Advisory Board: Center for Social Innovation, Newton, MA. 2008-2010. Consultation on project, “Evidence-based practice in community based social work: A multi-media strategy.”

Consultant: The Institute on Homelessness and Trauma, Newton, MA., October 2007. Consultation on grant proposal submitted to SBIR, “Multi-media training for social workers in evidence-based mental health practices and psychotherapies.”

Chair, NASW Nominating committee, Massachusetts chapter, 2009-2010 (elected position)

Co-Chair, NASW Nominating committee, Massachusetts chapter, 2008-2009 (elected position)

Member, NASW, Member to member supervision program, 2007 to present.

Awards and Honors

Teaching Excellence Award, Boston University School of Social Work, May 2009.

Teaching Excellence Award, Boston University School of Social Work, May 2007.

Vice President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, June 2006.

Outstanding Clinician Award, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, July 2001.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Commonwealth of Massachusettts, license #104618 (1982 to present)

Certificate in Family Therapy: Intensive Program, Family Institute of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.