Anne C. Dempsey

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work


Anne Dempsey, LCSW-R, graduated from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in 1998. She has worked with children, youth, and families at the Center for Family Life, and in mental health and health care settings, with a focus on chronic illness and chronic pain. She was in private practice from 2002-2008, and worked in program development at the NYU Langone/Hospital for Joint Diseases Initiative for Women with Disabilities. She received a certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. She currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work, teaching the Integrated Practice and Field Learning curriculum to students in the 32 Month Program for Working Professionals and the Seminar in Field Instruction. She also oversees all MSW field placements in the Child, Youth, and Family area, and co-directs the Social Work Practice with Youth and Families Focused Learning Opportunity. She has served as an elected member of the School Leadership Team at an NYC DOE public school, and as a volunteer mental health evaluator for the Human Rights Clinic of Healthright International. She was awarded a Curriculum Development Challenge Fund Grant entitled OSCE Implementation in Practice and Field Integrated Curriculum in 2018. Her interests include teaching and learning in social work education, the use of simulation and technology in the classroom and in online learning environments, psychodynamic psychotherapy, chronic illness, and trauma.