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Barbara Elliott Niles

Barbara Elliott Niles, American psychoanalyst. Certified psychotherapy and psychoanalysis Institute Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1990.


  • Niles, Barbara Elliott was born on January 31, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Byron Kauffman and Helen Alice (Heissler) Elliott.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Briarcliff College, 1958. Bachelor, State University of New York, 1984. Master of Social Work, Hunter College School Social Work, 1986.


    • Executive committee Legal Aid Society Women's Auxiliary, New York City, 1965-1967. Secretary Scientists' Committee for Public Information Water Quality Task Force, 1973-1974. Founding director, secretary Consumer Action Now Inc., 1970-1977.

      Director development Consumer Action Now's Council Environmental, 1976-1977. Director 170 Tenants Corporation, 1979-1981. Member public interest committee Cosmopolitan Club, 1979-1982.

      Director INFORM Inc., 1978-1984. Private practice psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, 1986—2005. Member adjunct faculty metro center Empire State College, New York City, 1987—1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified psychotherapy and psychoanalysis Institute Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1990.


    • Editor: (biography) Off the Beaten Track, 1984.


    Board trustees Salisbury Association, 2001—2011. Active Land Trust Board, 2001—2009. Board directors Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, 2000—2006, Salisbury Housing Trust, 2001—2007.

    Member of National Association of Social Workers, St Botolph Club (Boston), Vincent Club (Boston), Cosmopolitan Club (New York City).



    Travel, literature, camping.


    • Married John Denison, June 25, 1960 (divorced 1981). Children: Catherine Elliott, Andrew Elliott.
    • father: Byron Kauffman Elliott
    • mother: Helen Alice (Heissler) Elliott
    • spouse: John Denison
    • children: Catherine Elliott Niles
    • Andrew Elliott Niles
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    Born January 31, 1939