Richard B. Boswell, LCSW


  • University of Kansas School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, 1980
  • Oklahoma City University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1976

Post-Graduate Training and Advanced Certifications:

  • International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ottawa Canada — Certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 2011
  • The Gottman Institute, Seattle, Washington
    • Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, 2006
    • Certified Art and Science of Love Workshop Leader, 2007
    • Certified Level I Trainer, 2009
    • Certified Level II, Trainer, 2011
  • The Minuchin Center, New York City, New York
    • Externship in Family Systems Therapy, 2005
  • St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Certified in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 1991
  • Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, 1989 through 1992
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers, 1983 to present
  • Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Internship in Family Systems Therapy, 1982


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Missouri, 1991 to present
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois, 1990 to present
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tennessee (retired), 1986

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Missouri Society of Clinical Social Workers
  • Psychotherapy Saint Louis

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice: Since 1981, I have maintained a part time private practice working with couples, families and individuals while employed full time at the organizations listed below. In 2000, I began a full time practice in Swansea, IL and I moved my practice to St. Louis in 2007.
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, George Warren Brown School of Social Work: Adjunct Professor, 2004 through 2006
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Granite City IL, Director, Behavioral Health System, 1987 to 2000.
  • St. Anthony’s Psychiatric Center, St. Louis, MO, Clinical Coordinator, 1986 to 1987
  • HCA Parthenon Pavilion, Nashville, TN, Adolescent Program Director, 1983 to 1986
  • Children’s Psychiatric Center, Community Mental Health Center, Freehold NJ, Clinical Social Worker, 1981 to 1982
  • The Menninger Foundation Children’s Division, Topeka KS: Childcare Worker and Supervisor, 1975 to 1980