thandiwe Dee Watts-Jones, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and a faculty member of the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Dr. Watts-Jones received her PhD from Duke University, and her family therapy training at the Family Institute of Westchester, where she was a teaching fellow. She was an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow, and an American Association of University Women Fellow.
In addition to her Ackerman affiliation, Dr. Watts-Jones maintains a private practice in New Rochelle, NY and writes creative non-fiction. Dr. Watts-Jones has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Social Work, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Family Process on stress and African-American women, mentoring trainees of color, and addressing issues of social location, oppression and internalized oppression in treatment with populations of color.