The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Myrna Orenstein, Ph.D.

Class of 1992


Imprisoned intelligence: The discovery of undiagnosed learning disabilities in adults (1992)

Myrna Orenstein

​Myrna Orenstein’s clinical interest is working with adolescents and adults whose learning gaps create painful emotional experiences that obstruct the growth of potential. She is the author of Smart but Stuck: How Resilience Frees Learning Disabilities from Imprisoned Intelligence. She lives and practices in the greater Chicago area.


  • M.Ed., Roosevelt University
  • A.M., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work