The Institute for Clinical Social Work

Alumni Profiles

Jean Mirabella, Ph.D.

​Jean Mirabella was a clinician at Oak Lawn Family Services for 25 years, and she also took on several positions at Catholic Charities of Chicago during that time. She began her career at Charities as a clinician, then she became the director of staff development and education, then the director of child protection services, and finally the director of quality improvement and data analysis. Dr. Mirabella currently works at Lutheran Services of Florida as the director of quality improvement and data analysis. She specializes in helping battered women, child abuse, and individual and couples therapy.

Timothy C. Okeke, Ph.D.

​Timothy Okeke is currently the chair/field placement coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the social work program and student internship at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. He performs research on aging issues, including older adult health and care, and health care delivery models in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Okeke is also interested in gang prevention and ex-offender recidivism in Rowan County, NC.

Jo Ann Burson Preston, Ph.D.

Dissertation: An AIDS/STD prevention course for African-American adolescent females between the ages of 11–14 years: An exploratory study (2002)

Ida Roldán, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.

​Ida Roldan maintains a private practice in Oak Park and Chicago, providing consultation and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults; she is bilingual/bi-cultural and specializes in working with Latino populations.She has been a clinical consultant at Children‘s Place since 1995, was awarded a fellowship at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1998, and has been an advisor for the BRIGHTEN (Bridging Resources of an Interdisciplinary Gero-mental Health Team) program for the elderly at Rush Medical Center, Stroger Hospital, and Alivio Medical Center since 2008. Dr. Roldan has also served as an ICSW faculty member since September 2008, is a co-chair of the Board of Directors of Corazon Community Services in Cicero, and is a board member of SGA Youth and Family Services in Chicago.

Scott Harms Rose, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.

President and Dean Scott Harms Rose oversees the management of academic programs, chairs the Student Progression Committee, sits on the Curriculum Committee, and is an academic advisor to students in the doctoral and master’s programs. He also teaches in the Conceptual Foundations Sequence, serves as a clinical consultant for students, and chairs dissertation committees. He graduated from ICSW in 2004. In addition to his roles at ICSW, Dr. Rose has been an adjunct assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, and an adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Dr. Rose also has worked extensively within the LGBTQ community in Chicago, having been part of the clinical staff at Howard Brown Health Center, and most recently Director of Mental Health and Clinical Training at Center on Halsted. He maintains a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, where he works with adults (individuals and couples, both gay and straight) and adolescents. His clinical interests include studying the intersection between the social/cultural/political environment and the intrapsychic, and his theoretical interests include using psychoanalytic theory to examine sociocultural phenomena.

Julie W. Ross, Ph.D.

Dissertation: The experience of mother at the crossroads of self and school (2004)