The Institute for Clinical Social Work


R. Dennis Shelby, Ph.D.

Class of 1989

​R. Dennis Shelby initiated the Military/Veterans Specialization and is on the faculties of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Rush University. His areas of clinical expertise include psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and issues related to sexual orientation, HIV, and law enforcement.


  • B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • M.S.W., Loyola University at Chicago
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis


The experiences of gay men whose partners contract Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (1989)


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