Colette Duciaume-Wright

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Colette Duciaume-Wright received a B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University in 1991, an MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1995 and a PhD in Social Work from Smith College in 2010. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas and has been in private practice since 2000. Areas of clinical expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, trauma, attachment and adoption. In addition, she has been a Texas State Board approved Clinical Supervisor since 2001. Dr. Duciaume-Wright also has experience working in human service organizations in both the public and private sector. She has served in leadership roles such as Clinical Director, Director and Vice President which presented the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills and professional expertise in organizational management / development. Dr. Duciaume-Wright has taught at Texas State University, University of Texas and Smith College. Her most recent teaching appointment before joining Walden University was at Texas State University where she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs for 7 years. Her areas of expertise in teaching include SW practice in clinical settings, diagnostic assessment and practice labs. During her 7 year tenure at Texas State University, she taught numerous online courses and has recently begun providing therapy online as well. Dr. Duciaume-Wright has experience in developing outcome strategies and collecting outcomes data. She worked with graduate students at Texas State University to complete a Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment for a local non-profit. Dr. Duciaume-Wright is excited about the opportunity to further develop skills in online teaching here at Walden.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6446 - Practice with Children and Adolescents

SOCW 6215C - Child and Family Services

SOCW 6500 /6510 - Field I & II

SOCW 6520 - Field III


BA, Texas State University

MSW, Our Lady of the Lake University

PhD, Smith College


Duciaume-Wright, C. L. (2011). “Attachment Stories: A Comparative Study of the Attachment Experiences of Special Needs Adoptive Families”. .