Sallyann Roth, LICSW
137 Brooks Street
Medford, MA 02155
Sallyann Roth, MSW, is the former Co-director of the Family Institute of Cambridge for over 16 years, taught for many years in the graduate programs in social work at both Smith and Simmons Colleges and co-developed and teaches in FIC’s Program in Narrative Therapies. A member of the Public Conversations Project (PCP) since its inception, she has presented PCP’s work and her therapeutic work widely in the US and abroad. She consults to the interpersonal skills component of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School, consults with and provides training to organizations, and maintains a clinical practice.
Her published work has focused on narrative inquiry, communication issues, couple therapy, and the work of PCP. Common to all of her work is a commitment to design, cultivate, and support ways for people who have been disconnected to connect through finding ways to speak what has seemed too difficult to speak and through hearing what has been difficult to hear. Her current writing and training focus on working to engender and facilitate inner and outer dialogue (encouraging a deeply experienced connection with sometimes censored dialogues and freshly emerging ones), the discovery of choice where none was apparent, and helping people work toward their constructive enduring purposes. She is on the editorial boards of Family Process, The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, and Sistemas Familiares.