Elizabeth (Libby) Nutt Williams
Professor of Psychology - at SMCM since 1997

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Director of Matriculation and Academic Planning, Assistant Chair

Departments: Psychology
Office: Goodpaster Hall, Room 116
Email: enwilliams@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-4467


B.A., Stanford University (1989); M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland (1994, 1997)



Courses Taught:

  • First-Year Seminar: Past/Present:Great Works of Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Women Studies
  • Writing and Research Methods in Psychology
  • Study of Personality
  • Psychology of Women
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Internship/Field Experience in Psychology
  • Lab in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology and Human Development
  • Directed Research
  • St. Mary's Projects
  • Leadership Seminar - Women and Leadership

Professional Affililliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 APA
  • Counseling Psychology, Division 17 APA
  • Division 17 Section for the Advancement of Women
  • Division 17 Vocational Psychology Section
  • Psychotherapy, Division 29 APA
  • Psychology of Women, Division 35 APA
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research

Research Interests

Counseling Psychology: Psychotherapy process, qualitative methods, women's issues, and feminist and multicultural counseling theories.

Honors and Awards

  • Woman of the Year (2013), Section for the Advancement of Women, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 29 (Psychotherapy) (2008), Division 35 (Psychology of Women) (2010), and Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) (2013)
  • Jack D. Krasner Early Career Award, Division of Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association, 2006
  • Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research, 2006
  • Homer L. Dodge Excellence in Teaching Award, St. Mary's College, 2003
  • Faculty Service Award, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2002
  • Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, 2001
  • Milton Dean Havron Social Sciences Award, 1996
  • APA Dissertation Research Award, 1996
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research Student Travel Award, 1996
  • Graduate Research Interaction Day Award for First Place, 1995
  • APA Science Directorate Student Travel Award, 1994
  • Graduate Studies and Research Travel Award, 1994
  • Graduate Fellow, University of Maryland Fellowship, 1992-1994
  • Departmental Honors, Stanford University Psychology Department, 1989
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

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