The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Sherwood Faigen

​Sherwood Faigen is the Clinical Practicum coordinator, a member of the curriculum committee, an instructor in the Conceptual Foundations and Clinical Sequences, a clinical consultant, and he serves on dissertation committees. In addition to his roles at ICSW, Mr. Faigen maintains a private practice where he practices psychotherapy for adults, children, and adolescents, and performs child, adolescent, and family evaluation and assessment. He is interested in the interface between psychodynamic theory and the practice of clinical work with a variety of populations and settings, and he would like to explore the possibilities that psychotherapy holds under non-ideal conditions of practice. Mr. Faigen enjoys working at ICSW because it provides him the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues, delve into literature, work with students, and contribute to the field.


  • Northwestern University, B.A.
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, M.A.
  • Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis , Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Therapy Program Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy


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