Nancy Odell, LCSW - Contact Information

Odell, Nancy

Title: Associate Clinical Professor


 Boston College Graduate School

Postgraduate Training:

 San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

Biography Summary:

Ms. Nancy Odell, L.C.S.W. is a clinical social worker on the Substance Use/ Posttraumatic Stress Team (SUPT) and an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCSF Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. Ms. Odell has been working with individuals diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for 20 years. She received her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and worked at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder prior to working at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She provides group supervision for psychiatry residents and coordinates the SUPT Clinical Training Seminar. Ms. Odell participated in an inter-cultural exchange in the Republic of Vietnam. She traveled to Vietnam and met with various mental health professionals, university and government officials to exchange treatment information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and substance use disorders. She participated in a treatment outcome study with Stanford University investigating the effectiveness of group psychotherapy for women diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from childhood sexual abuse. She participated in the VISN training of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of trauma. She has participated in MIRECC funded studies in the treatment of PTSD and is currently involved in an exposure based treatment for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. She has specific training in Control Mastery and her orientation is cognitive/ behavioral and psychodynamic. Ms. Odell has a private practice in San Francisco.

Clinical Expertise:

 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, bereavement, group therapy

Educational Expertise:

 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, group therapy

Research Areas:

 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Campus Location: VAMC


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