The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Founding Dean, Joseph Palombo, Honorary Member of APA!

Jul 18, 2016


Founding Dean and Faculty Member, Joeseph Palombo, has been nominated and voted by the membership as an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Also, his paper: “The Self as a Complex Adaptive System: Part III: A revised view of development” has been accepted for publication by Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal.

ICSW instructor, Anita Bryce, planning for symposium on psychoanalysis and art!

Jul 11, 2016


Anita Bryce, Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Washington Psychoanalytic Center was elected to the Executive Committee of  ACP (Association for Child Psychoanalysis) in April 2016. In June 2016, Dr. Bryce was also elected to the Board of the Washington Psychoanalytic Center, where she began serving a three year term as Vice-President for Education.

Anita remains active on the planning committee for the upcoming symposium on psychoanalysis and art to be held May 18-20, 2017 in Florence, Italy. This is the Seventh International Symposium which is held in Florence every three years.

For more information about the symposium, please visit: Psychoanalysis and Art: Sense and Soul

ICSW student, Tonya Octave, to present at CalWORKS!

Jul 05, 2016


Tonya Octave currently holds a Master’s Degree in the field of social work from California State University, Long Beach. In Los Angeles County she oversees mental health services for children under the supervision of Children Services and Probation. Additionally, she provides consultation services to Children Services and the Department of Mental Health. Ms. Octave in collaboration with other team members organized and developed a pilot to address Commercial Sexual Exploitation among youth who are victimized.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she owns and operates a private practice. This affords her the opportunity to see children, adults, and families who are exposed to trauma related events.Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:

The presentation will present an overview of sex trafficking:

  • What is Human Trafficking?
  • What is Child Sex Trafficking and what makes children vulnerable?
  • Contributing Issues
  • Trafficking Assessment
  • Providing a Trauma-Sensitive Approach

To learn more please visit: The Academy for Professional Excellence

ICSW instructor, Dr. Warren Sibilla, to present at IAAP!

Jun 27, 2016

Dr. Sibilla will be presenting a paper in Kyoto, Japan in September on his book: Herding an Ox: Analytical Psychology and Zen Buddhism at the International Association of Analytical Psychology’s International Congress.He will also be chairing a five-part series on “The Psychology of Terrorism” at the C. G. Jung Institute beginning in October, 2016 – looking at terrorism, violence, and the role psychoanalysis can plan in helping individuals understand and cope with the present violence.

Warren is a Diplomate Jungian Psychoanalyst with a clinical practice in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. In addition to his clinical practice and work with ICSW, Dr. Sibilla teaches in both the Masters and Doctoral programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and also facilitates several silent contemplative retreats throughout the year at GilChrist Retreat Center in Southwest Michigan.

To learn more about Dr. Sibilla’s work please click HERE.



ICSW student, Robert Hilliker, to present at The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation!

Jun 20, 2016


Harnessing the Power of Reasonable Hope
Friday, July 22, 2016

Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall
16 E Pearson St., 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Robert Hilliker, LCSW, LCDC will offer his insights on the powerful dimensions of working with hope and despair in clinical treatment. We will learn about how to harness the power of hope to improve outcomes and engagement in therapy. Through experiential group process, Robert will demonstrate how to use these core concepts in the practice setting.

For more information or to register for the event click HERE

ICSW student, Jannira Roman, to present at The Net Connection!

Jun 13, 2016

A Nueropsychodynamic Approach: The Relevance of Clinical Techniques in Treating PTSD.

June 17, 2016: Net Connection Calendar


Jannira Roman is a psychotherapist for the Department of Defense on Fort Hood Base. She has dedicated her time and efforts in treating those who have experienced sexual or combat trauma. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Jannira is currently a doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. The focus of her academic work is psychodynamic treatment with a military specialization. She has various certifications and training’s such as; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Prolonged Exposure, and Seeking Safety. Her counseling experience includes 8 years in providing outpatient treatment to men and women who have experienced trauma. In addition, she was a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ponce in Puerto Rico. Currently, she has been working on integrating a nueropsychodynamic approach and evidence based treatments with active duty soldiers who have experienced trauma. She hopes to continue providing clinical treatment and return to teaching clinical social work in the near future.

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