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Samantha Ruth Dutra, MEd, LMHC, NCC

Doctoral Student and Adjunct Faculty, Bay State College, Middlesex Community College and Endicott College


Samantha Ruth Dutra, MEd, LMHC, NCC has been a part time faculty member for over 6 years between her employment at Cambridge College, Bay State College, Endicott College and Middlesex Community College. Samantha is currently an adjunct instructor at Endicott College. Within her other academic role currently at Middlesex, she instructs students whom are in a 2-year degree program entitled Business Skills and Supports, Transitions. This program is geared to assist students who have a range of special needs and whom thus need more accommodations. In this program, Samantha instructs two classes and collaborates with faculty. She re-organizes and develops curriculum which is geared towards the student’s needs.

Samantha is currently a doctorate student majoring in Leadership and Higher Education. This program envelops material related to understanding barriers within the higher education system. This program also instructs about the need of developing programs and curriculum to tailor to the many needs of students. In addition, Samantha has also earned a 60 credit Master’s Degree in Education majoring in Addictions and Counseling in 2010 as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services in 2008.

Along with instructing and being a student, Samantha has been a dedicated and strong leader in the mental health field as a full time fee for service Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor as well as an approved Licensure Clinical Supervisor. While Samantha was working for South Bay Community Services for over 7 years, she saw an average of 31 patients a week. During her time at South Bay, she worked with predominantly Latino and Asian populations. Overall, Samantha has been working in the clinical field for over 10 years. Samantha also has marketed, developed and ran her own women empowerment groups 4 times a year entitled: Healthy Relationship’s Women’s Group. She has supervised several clinicians in both individual and group settings, reviewing their client cases and preparing for licensure. With all Samantha does within her work helping others, she finds time to present to many community agencies, hospitals and clinics on various topics related to mental health.

Among all of this, Samantha is a decorated member at the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA). She is on the Board of Directors and works as the Grant Coordinator and beginning as well as the Graduate School Liaison. Samantha supervises interns and teaches them how to write and complete grant applications. As Samantha contributes much to this board, she is also a presenter. Recently in May 2017 she developed and delivered a 3 CE course titled, “Domestic Violence: 101.” Samantha is currently working on developing a 4 CE course titled, “Domestic Violence: Advanced Practice and Treatment within Supervision.” Recently, Samantha was awarded the President’s Award at MaMHCA’s last annual conference. Along with being an established and committed board member at MaMHCA for over 4 years, Samantha is also a member at The American Mental Health Counselors Association, (AMHCA). Samantha has also worked for various institutions within the capacities of teaching, research and clinical practice including: The Domestic Violence Task Force, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Department of Mental Health as well as Hamilton Home. She has been awarded several accolades during her time both within her mental health practice as well as her work at the MaMHCA board.



Lecture Style Session featuring Samantha Dutra

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