Shoshana Ringel

Shoshana Ringel‌Shoshana Ringel, Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.7980
Room: 3W18
Ringel CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


MSW, Hunter College
PhD, Smith College

Expertise and Research Interests

Attachment theory and practice
Psychodynamic treatment
Mindfulness based treatment


National Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Honors and Awards

Fellowship, American Psychoanalytic Association
Book Review Editorship, Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal
Editorial Board of the Clinical Social Work Journal
Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice in Social Work

Recent Publications


Ringel & Brandell (2019). Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Research and Practice, 2nd edition, Columbia University Press.

Ringel, S., Brandell, J. (2011) Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research. Sage Publications.  Sage Publications

Goldstien, E., Miehls, D., & Ringel, S. (2009) Advanced social work practice: Relational principles and techniques.  Columbia University Press.

Brandell, J. & Ringel, S. (2007).  Attachment theory and dynamic practice. Columbia University Press. 

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ringel, S. (2020) Video communication and transgenerational shame in the mother/daughter bond. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30 (3), 352-364.

Ringel, S. (2020). Video treatment re-examined: Enactments, erotic transference, and the third. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 377-380.

Ringel, S. (2019). Traumatic Factors and Dissociative Narratives of Unresolved Loss in the Adult Attachment Interview. Attachment New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 13 (1)1-14..

Ringel, S. (2020). The treatment of trauma: A relational perspective. In J. Brandell (Ed.). Advanced Social Work Practice (2nd edition). NY: Cingella Press.

Ringel, S.  (2018).  Integrating mindfulness in the psychoanalytic treatment of affect dissociation. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 13(2), 119-131.

Ringel, S. & Mishna, F. & Sander, J.  (2017).  Self states in cyber space. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34(1), 87-95.

Ringel, S. (2016).   The role of the creative process in holding and facilitating traumatic experience.  Contemporary Psychoanalysis 52(3), 391-409.

Ringel, S. (2015).  Attachment research, developmental implications, and clinical interventions with children and adults. The Encyclopedia of Social Work (Online).

Ringel, S. (2011). Developing the capacity for Reflective Functioning Through an Intersubjective Process. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(1), 61-67.

Ringel, S. & Park, J. (2008). Intimate partner violence in the Evangelical community: Causes, Barriers and faith-based interventions. Journal of Religion and Spirituality: Social Thought, 27(3), 341-360.

Ringel, S.  (2008).  Formative spiritual experiences of Orthodox Jewish women: Mysticism vs. attachment. Clinical Social Work Journal: Special issue on new directions in attachment theory, research and practice, 36(1), 73-82.

Ringel, S. & Bina, R.  (2007). Understanding causes of and responses to intimate partner violence in the Jewish Orthodox community: Survivors’ and leaders’ perspectives.  Research on Social Work Practice, 17(2), 277-286.

Ringel, S. & Belcher, J.  (2007). Comparing women’s roles in two faith-based communities with implications for value-based practice.   Social Thought: Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26, no1, pp. 17-33 . 

Ringel, S.  (2007).  Identity and gender roles of Orthodox Jewish women: Implications for social work practice.  Smith Studies in Social Work, 77(2/3), 25-44. 

Ringel, S. & Mishna, F. (2007).  Beyond avoidance and secrecy: Using students’ practice to teach ethics.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27(1/2), 251-270.

Ringel, S.  (2007). Using the classroom to examine unconscious communication between student and client: A supervisor’s perspective.  Clinical Supervisor. Vol. 26(1/2) 2007

Ringel, S.  (2005).  Through the camera’s eye: The intergenerational transmission of traumatic loss.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 33, 427-437 .

Ringel, S.  (2005).  Therapeutic Dilemmas in cross-cultural practice with Asian American adolescents.  Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 22, 57-69.

Ringel, S. & Ronel, N. (2005)  Factors in the integration process of adolescent immigrants: The case of Ethiopian Jews in Israel.  International Social Work Journal, 48, 63-76.

Brandell, J. & Ringel, S.  (2004).  Psychodynamic perspectives on relationship: Implications for social work education of new findings from human attachment and the neurosciences.  Families in Society, 85, 549-556.

Ringel, S.  (2004).  The man without words: Attachment style as an evolving dynamic process.  Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal, 11, 71-81. 

Ringel, S.  (2003)  Play and impersonation: Finding the right intersubjective rhythm. Clinical Social Work Journal, 31, 371-380.

Ringel, S. (2003). The reflective self: A path to creativity and self-knowledge in social work practice education.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 23, 15-28.

Ringel, S. (2002).  Spontaneous moments and the domain of non-verbal communication.  Psychoanalytic Social Work, 9, 45-56.

Ringel, S.  (2002). To disclose or not to disclose: Political conflicts in the countertransference.  Smith College Studies in Social Work, 72, 347-358.

Ringel, S.  (2002).  Dreaming and listening: A final journey.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 30, 351-359.

Ringel, S.  (2001).  In the shadow of death: Relational paradigms in clinical supervision. Clinical Social Work Journal, 29, 171-179.

Ringel, S.  (2001).  Breaking the boundaries between reality and therapy.    Psychoanalytic Social Work, 8, 1-12.

Ringel, S.  (2001).  A re-conceptualization of the working alliance in cross-cultural practice with non-Western clients: Integrating relational perspectives and multicultural theories. Clinical Social Work Journal, 29, 53-63.

Ringel, S.  (2000).  Dimensions of cross cultural treatment with late adolescent college students.  Child and Adolescent Social Work, 17, 443-454,

Ringel, S.  (2000).  Close encounters: Exclusion and marginalization as an intersubjective experience.  Smith College Studies in Social Work.  71, 51-60.

Book Chapters
Ringel.  (2005).  Mexican Adolescents in rural America:  An emerging Phenomenon.  In Social work in rural communities.  CSWE Pubs.

Ringel.  (2004). Talk Therapy: The representation of insight in the cinema.  In  J. Brandell (Ed.), The celluloid  couch. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Ringel.  (2004). Groupwork with Asian American immigrants: A cross-Cultural perspective.  In G. Greif & P. Ephross (Eds.), Groupwork with populations at risk.  NY: Oxford University Press.