• education BA (Sociology), Brandeis University
    MSW, Simmons College
    Intensive Program (Family Systems Therapy), Family Institute of Cambridge
    Systemic Therapy & the Psychology of Women, Family Institute of Cambridge

Practice and scholarly focus

Ms. Flanzbaum joined SSW in 2006 as a faculty advisor for the BU-North campus. She has been a field instructor for social work interns from 1984 until 2014 and has coordinated an agency based social work intern training program. In October 2007 she received the Heart of Social Work Award-North American Task Force for Field Education. She received her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work in 1982. Her primary area of interest is family therapy.

She is currently employed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) as the social worker for the International Mesothelioma Program. She works with individuals and families that are affected by this disease. In addition to these responsibilities she also helps to coordinate the care of individuals on the thoracic surgery service.

Prior to accepting her position at BWH she served as the Assistant Director of Outpatient Services and Privacy Officer at Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc.(Y.O.U. Inc.) in Worcester, MA from 1989 – 2014. While at Y.O.U. Inc. where she worked extensively with children and families and co-taught the Family Institute.

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