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Estella C. Williamson, DSW

Estella Williamson, PhD

DSW, Social Work

Field Director, Social Work
Clinical Professor, Social Work

Phone: 206-296-2537

Building/Room: Casey 330-01

Estella C. Williamson CV (PDF)


Estella Williamson, DSW, MSW, ACSW

Estella C. Williamson serves at the faculty rank of Clinical Professor and is the Social Work Field Director in the Social Work Department at Seattle University's College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Williamson teaches courses in justice informed advanced clinical practice, theory and field education. She serves as a guest lecturer on field education, culturally-relevant clinical practice and theory.

At the national level, Dr. Williamson served as Chair of the CSWE Council on Field Education and Commissioner on the CSWE Commission on Educational Policy. Dr. Williamson is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the NASW Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Licensed in New York State, Dr. Williamson has professional social work practice experience in child welfare, mental health and substance use disorders, prenatal care services and HIV clinical and preventive care. Dr. Williamson has also maintained a private clinical practice in New York State for many years.

She earned a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research interests are in field education, mental health and HIV prevention among Black women in the United States.