Nancy Turret has been a senior clinical and research psychiatric social worker at The New York State Psychiatric Institute for the past twenty-three years. As an instructor in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work at Columbia University, she has trained medical students, residents, graduate students in social work including doctorate fellows. Nancy Turret has been involved in several different roles and responsibilities at The New York State Psychiatric Institute. In the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, she administers diagnostic assessments and ongoing rating scales for the Adult and Late life Depression Clinic. As a therapist in the Complicated Grief Treatment Study, Nancy Turret provides an innovative individual psychotherapy treatment. Under the auspices of the Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation Division, Nancy Turret utilizes a variety of rating instruments to assesss patient's participating in studies involving Magnetic Seizure Therapy. In addition, Nancy Turret has provided individual, family and group services on the in-patient General Services Unit, the in-patient Schizophrenia Unit as well as outpatient departments treating affective disorders, eating disorders, obsessive- compulsive disorders and a variety of other psychiatric illnesses.