Monica Blauner

Monica Blauner

Lecturer in Social Welfare


Smith College School for Social Work

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Monica Blauner, LCSW, is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, 1979, and earned a certificate in psychoanalysis from the New York Freudian Society Psychoanalytic Training Institute. She is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.

She is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, and has worked at all levels of care in mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Blauner currently leads an Integrative Seminar for Smith College School for Social Work students placed in Los Angeles.

Previously, she taught at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Counseling Center and Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is dedicated to teaching foundational clinical skills, including client engagement, understanding unconscious process and using the therapeutic relationship.