Colin F. Hollidge, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor


I have been doing individual, group and marital psychotherapy since 1978 and currently have a private practice in Eagan, MN. My major theoretical orientation is psychoanalytic psychotherapy & attachment theory.

  • School-based clinics working with adolescents
  • Brain development and the impact of neurobiology on psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy with trauma and PTSD
  • Research in the area of developmental psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1995

Master of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 1978

Bachelor of Arts
St. Jerome’s College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Honors, 1976

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, 1997–Present

Faculty, Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 2004–Present

Faculty, National Association of Social Workers Licensing Preparation Course, 1998–2004

Field Supervisor, Doctoral Program in Social Work, Smith College for Social Work, 2007–Present

Field Instructor, Certificate Program of Intensive Individual Psychotherapy, Smith College School for Social Work, 1991–1992

Field Instructor, Master of Social Work Program for Smith College School for Social Work, 1991–1997

Field Instructor Master and Doctoral Programs in Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1980–1997

Part-time Faculty, Renison College, University of Waterloo, 1981–1997

Senior Social Worker, Psychiatric and Mental Health Services, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON, 1982–1997

Program Director, Stonehenge Therapeutic Community, Guelph, ON, 1978–1982

Private Practice, 1980–1997

Hollidge, C. (2013). "Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Factors that Enhance the Therapeutic Relationship: A Qualitative Study in School-based Health Settings." Adolescent Psychiatry, 3, 277-287.

Hollidge, C. ( 2001). "The Psychological Adjustment of Siblings to a Child with Diabetes." Health and Social Work. 26, 15-25.

Hollidge, C. (2000). "Children living with Diabetic Siblings: Implications for Emotional Adjustment Utilizing a Psychodynamic Framework." Analytic Social Work, 7, 49-74.

Humphries, N. Lake, S. Demont, P. Hollidge, C. and Mangiardi, P. (1993). "Interpreting Policy and Practice: The Contributions of Clinical Social Work." Smith College Studies in Social Work, 63, 176–185.

Hollidge, C. (1980). "Psychodynamic Aspects of the Addictive Personality and their Treatment in the Therapeutic Community," in Greer Schakel (Eds), Readings From The Fifth World Conference On Therapeutic Communities (61–86), The Hague: Sampson Sijhoff Press.

Hollidge, C. and Ruton, N. (1980). "An Alternative to Incarceration for the Drug Offender." Criminal Lawyer Association Newsletter, 34, 31-35.

(2015). Presented a workshop for the Society of Psychoanalytic Studies on “Working with Disorganized Attachment In Psychotherapy,” at St. Catherine University

(2013). Presented a workshop at the University of St. Thomas, "Kohut’s Legacy: A Self Psychology understanding of psychopathology."

(2011). Presented a workshop for the Minnesota Clinical Social Work Society, “Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Relational Perspective," Minneapolis, MN.

(2010). Presented a workshop at the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, “The Adolescent Perception of a Health therapeutic Alliance with School Based Mental Health Professionals," Arlington, Virginia.

(2007). Presented a workshop at the National Association of Social Workers State Conference in St. Paul, MN, “Understanding Complex PTSD in Children and Adults."

(2006). Co-presented a workshop with Dr. Michael Brown, given for Fireside Presentation/ Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, “The Devastating Impact of Trauma,” University of St. Thomas.

(2005). Case presentation given at workshop given for the Minnesota Institute for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in collaboration with Dr. Stuart Perman, "Working with Trauma: The Emotional Survival of the Therapist,” Macalester College, St. Paul.