PhD Smith College, School for Social Work
MSW University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
BA/BS The College of New Jersey
Psychotherapist, Private Psychotherapy Practice
Clinical Social Worker, Parole Outpatient Clinic, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Psychotherapist, San Francisco Psychotherapy & Research Group
Psychiatric Social Worker, Vacaville Psychiatric Program, California Department of Mental Health, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Social Work Intern, Contra Costa County Partial Hospitalization Program
Case Manager, SCOH Services, Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
Behavior Therapist, Neuro-Behavioral Stabilization Program, Bancroft, Inc.
Teaching & Supervisory Experience
Clinical Supervisor, Access Institute
Clinical Supervisor, PhD Program, Smith College, School for Social Work
Faculty Field Advisor, MSW Program, Smith College, School for Social Work
Research Advisor, MSW Program, Smith College, School for Social Work
Lecturer and Adjunct Instructor, MSW Program, Smith College, School for Social Work
Lecturer, MSW Program, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
Program Development Experience
Program Coordinator, “Lifer PRNN”: Lifer Peer Reentry Navigation Network Program, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole Operations
Project Consultant, RTI
Doctoral Fellow, Smith College SSW
Research Intern, SFPRG
Graduate Student Researcher, Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania
Kita, E. (2019). “They hate me now but where was everyone when I needed them?”: Mass incarceration, projective identification, and social work praxis. Psychoanalytic Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/15228878.2019.1584118
Kita, E. (2015). Public safety, psychological security: A practice-informed research study exploring how California parole agents experience their work. Smith Studies in Social Work, 85 (1), 5-29.
Kita, E. (2011). Making it thinkable: A psychodynamic approach to the psychosocial problems of prisons and prisoners. In: Berzoff, J. (ed.) Falling through the cracks: Psychodynamic social work with vulnerable and oppressed populations, New York: Columbia University Press.
Kita, E. (2011). Potential and possibility: Psychodynamic psychotherapy and social change with incarcerated patients. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39, 9-1.
Berzoff, J. and Kita, E. (2010). Compassion fatigue and countertransference: Two different concepts. Clinical Social Work Journal, 3, 341-349.
Kita. E. (15 November 2009). [Review of the book Aboriginal populations in the mind: Race and primitivity in psychoanalysis by Celia Brickman]. Clinical Social Work Journal, 37, 370-372.
Kita. E. (21 July 2009). [Review of the book Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, by Solomon, M. and Siegal, D. (eds.)]. Clinical Social Work Journal, 37 (3), 257-259.
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work Annual Conference, Plenary Address: “They hate me now, but where was everyone when I needed them?” – Trauma, Incarceration, and Containers that (Don’t) Hold.
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work Annual Conference, Invited Panel: The Problem of the Projector: Whiteness, Slavery, and Projective Identification
University of Austin, Texas, Steve Hicks School for Social Work Sue Fairbanks Lecture in Psychoanalytic Knowledge: “They hate me now, but where was everyone when I needed them?”: A psychoanalytic look at trauma, violence and mass incarceration.
Coalition for Clinical Social Work Clinical Evening Series: Poison into medicine – Trauma, transformation and activism