About Dr. Sally Booth

Sally Booth

Assistant Professor
Director, Social Work Program

Ph.D. Simmons Graduate School of Social Work
M.S.W. Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.A., Bates College

Phone: (603) 897-8527 or (603) 624-5588; E-mail: sbooth@rivier.edu


  • clinical practice with children and adults
  • teaching and learning as collaborative practice
  • the experience of parenting
  • attachment  in the context of foster care and adoption

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Sally Booth has been working at being teacher and student for most of her life. When she was ten years old she set up a classroom and library in the basement of her family’s home and recruited her friends and siblings as students and borrowers. Since those days she has added being a social worker, therapist, wife and parent to those early roles. She attended Bates College where she majored in English. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she completed a Masters in Education, her interest in working children and families became increasingly compelling. As a caseworker at The New England Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, MA her interest in the experience of foster care and adoption, for both children and parents, grew. Also during this time she obtained her MSW from Boston College. For the past 15 years she has combined clinical practice with children, families and adults with teaching. Currently, she is completing her doctoral dissertation on the experiences of mothers of children with Asperger Syndrome.

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PhD   (2009), Simmons Graduate School of Social Work, Boston MA
MSW  (1979), Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA
EdM  (1974), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
BA    (1965), Bates College, Lewiston, ME


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Clinical Social Worker, New Hampshire #151



Assistant Professor (Social Work), Rivier College, Nashua, NH (1996-present)
Instructor (Statistics), Simmons Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, Ma (Summer 2002)
Lecturer (Human Services), University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH (1980-1988)
Instructor (Education), School for Lifelong Learning, Manchester, NH (1980-1988)
Instructor (Social Work), White Pines College, Chester, NH (1980-1981)


Symposium on Adoption and Adolescence. Moderator, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, (October 2007)
“The meaning of gifts in psychotherapy”. Presenter, Social Work Grand Rounds. Beth-Israel Hospital, Boston, MA (March 2003)
How to do a literature review. Workshop presenter. Simmons Graduate School of Social Work.(March 2003)
“The Christmas Gift: A reflection on the function of gifts in the therapeutic relationship”.
Paper presented at Annual Fall Symposium, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, (October 2002)
“The Other Parent”, Presenter, NH Division for Children, Youth and Families Annual Conference (May 1998)


Private practice, Manchester, Clinical practice with children, adolescents and adults, Manchester and Concord, NH (1983-present)
Clinical Social Worker, New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, MA
(1977-1979) Foster Care Coordinator, Family and Youth Resource Center, Waltham, MA (1975-1977)
Activities Therapist, Adolescent Day Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA (Summer 1974)
Clinical consultation with a variety of agencies, program and schools in NH and MA

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