Watts-Jones, thandiwe Dee
thandiwe Dee Watts-Jones is a family therapist, clinical psychologist, and creative nonfiction writer. Her work has focused on issues related to oppression, healing, spirituality, mentoring, and love. Through her writing, teaching, and mentorship, Watts-Jones has led the field in engaging an intersectional lens and expanding existing frames to include an acknowledgment of the relational legacies of oppression. She continues to develop clinical theory and practices such as Location of Self (LOS) that enable a therapy to function as a context for healing and liberation.
Watts-Jones earned her PhD in psychology from Duke University in 1984, where her interest in family therapy took root. She then pursued postgraduate training at the Family Institute of Westchester (FIW), a program headed by Betty Carter and anchored in Bowen’s family therapy model. She later taught at FIW as well as at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. In 1995, Watts-Jones joined the faculty of...
- Watts-Jones, D. (1998). African-American women’s stress scale. In C. Zalaquett & R. Wood (Eds.), Evaluating stress: A book of resources (Vol. 2). New York: Scarecrow Press.Google Scholar
- Watts-Jones, D. (2004b). In consultation, social justice or political correctness? Confronting racist language in the consulting room. Psychotherapy Networker, 27–28 March/AprilGoogle Scholar