By James Cohen
Betty Morningstar is a clinical social worker in private practice in Newton, MA. She is a former member of the Continuing Education faculty at Smith College School For Social Work, where she also received her MSW and PhD. Betty received a MA in Religious Studies at Andover Newton Theological School (now part of Yale Divinity School). She participated in CPE training at HebrewSeniorLife and has served as a pastoral counselor there. At HSL she ran poetry groups and worked individually with a religiously diverse clientele. Upon stepping down as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, she and a group of colleagues formed the Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Change. This group has produced workshops and published articles on culturally-aware leadership. Betty is a writer, wife, and parent of an adult son and a senior dog.