The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Dr. Jennifer Tolleson Named Director of Degree Programs


Jennifer Tolleson, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Degree Programs at ICSW, beginning July 1, 2013. Dr. Tolleson is well-known and valued for her intellectual rigor, academic integrity, and dedication to ICSW, where she has been a faculty member for many years.

Jennifer also maintains a private practice, and her areas of clinical expertise are: psychoanalytic theory and practice; clinical process (T/CT); adolescents, adults, couples, and families; and immigrants who are at risk of deportation or are victims of political persecution. At ICSW, she is a clinical and theory instructor and consultant.

Dr. Tolleson is also deeply interested in the intersections of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, social theory, politics, and human rights, as well as clinical process research. In addition, Dr. Tolleson engages in Middle East (Palestine/Israel) peace work, is an asylum worker for Physicians for Human Rights, and provides pro bono clinical evaluations for victims of torture and political persecution.

In her new role, Dr. Tolleson will make a powerful contribution to advancing ICSW as the premiere institution for advanced study and training in psychodynamic clinical theory, practice, and research.