Cynthia Johnson Shilkret of South Hadley died of cancer Feb. 3 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst. She was the wife of Robert Shilkret. Born in New York City on May 24, 1947, she was the daughter of Moe and Annette (Forman) Johnson. She graduated from Barnard College and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She did her clinical training at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group (SFPRG). After relocating to South Hadley she served as director of Clinical Services at what is now River Valley Counseling Center in Holyoke, and, after two years, in full-time continuous solo practice of adult psychotherapy. She taught for more than three decades at the Smith College School for Social Work, in both the MSW and PhD programs. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Basha Yonis and her husband, Fritz Howe, and Eleanor Kennedy and her husband, John; three nieces, Shifra Yonis, Naomi Yonis, and her husband, Ben Spangler, and Robin Shilkret; a nephew, David Shilkret; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Jack Shilkret. Memorial contributions may be made to San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group (SFPRG), 1008 General Kennedy Ave., San Francisco, CA 94129,; or Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002-3375. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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