Faculty Directory

Alison MacNeil

Part-Time Faculty


Alison MacNeil, LICSW graduated from Smith College Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. Since then Alison has practiced Outpatient Psychotherapy with adults severely impacted by major mental illness, trauma and addiction through the MA Department of Mental Health, Family Service of Greater Boston, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and in her current position as a Clinical Social Worker at the Freedom Trail Clinic in Boston, MA, a program designed specifically for patients with Schizophrenia. Alison has been in Private Practice in Cambridge, MA since 1996. She has been a Faculty Field Advisor at Boston College SSW beginning in 1997 and as an Adjunct Professor she teaches SCWK8868 Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice.

Selected Clinical Experience

Private Practice, Cambridge, MA 1996-present

Freedom Trail Clinic, North Suffolk Mental Health, Outpatient Therapy 2018 –present

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Primary Care 1998-2000

Family Service of Greater Boston, Outpatient Short-Term Therapy 1997-1998

DMH Brockton Multi-Service Center, Adult Outpatient Long-Term 1994-1997

VA Medical Center, Denver, CO Crisis Unit/Outpatient Clinic 1993-1994

Selected Teaching Experience

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Adjunct Faculty, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Faculty Field Advisor 1997-2005 and 2017 – present

DBT Instructor for 24 Boston Area Agencies 1997-2007

Selected Publications & Presentations

The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, Skyhorse, 2013

Autism One, Chicago, Human Rights Panel 2011

Autism One, Chicago, The Power of Parent’s Voices 2014