Jane Hassinger, LCSW, DCSW
Immediate Past President
Jane Hassinger, LCSW DCSW, is a Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst in Ann Arbor where she has a clinical practice and teaches on issues related to gender inequality, white racism, trauma, and reproductive justice. Formerly on the faculty of Women’s Studies, she is currently a Research Investigator at University of Michigan’s Medical School, Department of Obstretics and Gynecology. Jane completed psychoanalytic training in New York City at the National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Jane’s practice as a psychotherapist, teacher, and researcher is multi-focal and interdisciplinary—emphasizing and engaging intersectional links among identity and personal and cultural histories. She is co-founder, with Billie Pivnick, of the Collaboratory, a web-based seminar that explores approaches to community-based collaborations on significant social/political problems. Jane’s scholarly work has examined gender and race as critical factors in identity, wellbeing and the psychoanalytic situation. Community-based research projects have included: “Community-based Responses to the Mental Health Needs of Survivors of Gender-based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo;” “Providers Share: Global Narratives from Abortion Providers;” and “The Women’s Prison Project: A Group Therapy Project for Incarcerated Victims of Sexual Assault, and “Women on Purpose: Working to End the Silence around HIV/AIDS and Lift Up Lives.” Her book, Women On Purpose: Resilience and Creativity of the Founding Women of Phumani Paper (with Kim Berman) was published in 2012.