Dominique Stassart received her first degree in Social Work at the Institut Social de Communication et Formation Sociale in Brussels, in 1978.
She worked in Brussels, Paris, and Grenoble as an advocate for patients, families and children in a public hospital, at the juvenile court, in private agencies, and as a street worker in a neighborhood rife with substance abuse. It is in Europe that Stassart developed her interest for the work of Drs. Francoise Dolto and Jacques Lacan.
Dominique Stassart received her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, and her clinical training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Outpatient Department of Psychiatry. After her graduation, Stassart pursued her clinical training as a fellow in the Program for Psychotherapy at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She earned her Massachusetts professional license.
During her training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Dominique Stassart participated in seminars on learning disabilities and developmental disorders, and on trauma and violence. Dominique Stassart received her training in Couples and Family therapy at The Family Center, in Somerville. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a member of the Boston Lacanian Study Group and the Community Reading Group.