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Barbara Elliott Niles, American Psychoanalyst. Certified social worker; certified in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis Institute Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 1990. Member NASW, Cosmopolitan Club, Vincent Club (Boston), St. Botolph Club(Boston).


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


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, Water Quality Task Force Scientists' Committee for Public Information, New York City, 1973-1974;founding director, secretary, Consumer Action Now Inc., New York City, 1970-1977;director development, Consumer Action Now's Council Environmental, New York City, 1976-1977;director, 170 Tenants Corporation, New York City, 1979-1981;member public interest committee, Cosmopolitan Club, New York City, 1979-1982;director, INFORM Inc., New York City, 1978-1984;private practice psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, New York City, since 1986. Member of faculty metro center Empire State College, New York City, 1987-1997.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wilderness camping, travel, literature, music.


Married John Denison, June 25, 1960 (divorced 1981). Children: Catherine Elliott, Andrew Elliott.