The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Jennifer Tolleson, Ph.D.

Jennifer Tolleson serves as Associate Dean. 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, and she is 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.


  • Arizona State University, Pre-Med and Psychology
  • Loyola University of Chicago, M.S.W.
  • Smith College, Ph.D


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