The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Dr. Jeffrey Yarvis Named Visiting Professor for 2013–14


Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Yarvis, Ph.D., recently named Head of Behavioral Health at Fort Hood, TX, has been named as ICSW’s Visiting Professor for Academic Year 2013-2014. Lt. Colonel Yarvis has extensive clinical, academic, research, and combat experience. Dr. Yarvis brings an immeasurable depth and breadth of knowledge, expertise and insight to ICSW. As Visiting Professor, he will teach the Military/Veterans case conference.

ICSW Launches a New Website


ICSW has launched a new website, offering a more contemporary online experience to our community. The new site's responsive design enhances the experience for visitors on handheld devices, such as iPads and smart phones. Additional features will be rolled out over the coming months.

An archive of our previous website is available for reference at

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Dr. Dennis Shelby Named Emeritus Faculty


Dennis Shelby, Ph.D., was named, and unanimously endorsed by the faculty, as Emeritus Faculty in recognition of his years of service and accomplishments at ICSW. Dr. Shelby will continue as dissertation chair and committee member, as well as clinical consultant, for those students with whom he has been working. He will also continue guiding students who are working with him on their independent studies.

Dr. Kate Schechter to Chair Conceptual Foundations Sequence


Kate Schechter was chosen to serve as Chair of the Conceptual Foundations Sequence. A psychoanalyst, Dr. Schechter brings her extensive knowledge of clinical social work, psychoanalytic and social science theory, and research to this effort. In addition, she holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a passion for the Institute and its mission to train the next generation of contemporary psychotherapists.