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Mary Catherine Bass

Mary Catherine Bass, American clinical social worker, psychotherapist. Certified clinical social worker; certified marital and family therapist; certified medical psychotherapist; diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapy.


  • Bass, Mary Catherine was born on August 10, 1941 in Magnolia, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Paul and Louise Katherine (Peterson) Bass.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1963. Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1967. Master of Social Work, University North Carolina, 1972.

      Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1982.


    • Teacher biology and earth science James Kenan High School, Warsaw, 1963-1964. Social worker Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina, 1967-1968, 1969-1971. Unit coordinator Methodist Home for Children, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1972-1973.

      Family counselor III and clinical supervisor Family Services for Wake County, Inc., 1973-1981. Contract counselor Life Enrichment Center, Raleigh, 1983-1984. Private practice individual, marital and family psychotherapy, since 1981.

      Clinical social worker, clinical supervisor social work staff Dorothea Dix Hospital, 1981-1986. Clinical associate individual, marital and family psychotherapy Carolina Psychiatry, Raleigh, 1986-1994. Director Eastern North Carolina Family Center, since 1994.

      Consultant Medical Staff Health Care Affiliate, Charter Northridge Hospital, since 1986, Holly Hill Hospital, since 1991, Duplin County Cooperative Extension Services, Kenansville, North Carolina, since 1994. Clergy consultant, counselor Pullem Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, 1970s. Consultant, supervisor Bowen Family Therapy, since 1981.

      Consultant, medical psychotherapist Goshen Medical Center, since 1994. Field faculty School Social Work ECU, 1995. Lecturer in field; conductor workshops in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical social worker. Certified marital and family therapist. Certified medical psychotherapist.

      Diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapy.


    • Contributor to book: The Aggressive Adolescent, 1984.


    Active Friends of the Arboretum, Raleigh, since 1985. Member National Association of Social Workers, American Association of University Women, Academy Certified Social Workers, North Carolina Board Marital and Family Therapists, American Family Therapy Academy (clinical member), American Forestry Associates, North Carolina Forestry Associates, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.



    Farming, gardening, sewing and tailoring, knitting, quilting.


    • father: Paul Bass
    • mother: Louise Katherine (Peterson) Bass
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    • 1963
      Wake Forest University
    • 1967
      Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1972
      University North Carolina
    • 1982
      Georgetown University
    • 1963 - 1964
      Teacher, biology and earth science James Kenan High School
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      social worker, Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
    • 1969 - 1971
      social worker, Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
    • 1972 - 1973
      unit coordinator, Methodist Home for Children
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      family counsel, or The third and clinical supervisor Family Services for Wake County
    • 1981
      private practice, individual
    • 1981 - 1986
      clinical social worker, staff Dorothea Dix Hospital
    • 1981 - 1986
      clinical supervisor social work, staff Dorothea Dix Hospital
    • 1983 - 1984
      contract counsel, or Life Enrichment Center
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1986 - 1994
      clinical associate, individual
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1994
      director, Eastern North Carolina Family Center
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