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Psychotherapist , clinical social worker

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.


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.


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

    Diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapy.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

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


Paul Bass

Louise Katherine (Peterson) Bass