Ida Roldán, PhD- Academic Dean


The Puerto Rican family's experience when a family member has HIV/AIDS (1999)

Dean Ida Roldán maintains a private practice in Chicago, providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults; she is bilingual/bi-cultural and specializes in working with Latino populations. She also provides private clinical consultation and is a consultant at Cathedral Counseling Center.  Dr. Roldan served on the Board of Trustees of ICSW and has been an ICSW faculty member since September 2008.  Dr. Roldan is Vice-Chair of the Broad of Trustees at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Alternative High School.

Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis with individuals – Young Adults and Adults; Specific Issues: Relational difficulties, HIV-AIDS and Immigration related issues.


  • B.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • PhD, Institute of Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL

  • Psychoanalytic Training, National Institute for the Psychotherapies, New York, NY


  • L.C.S.W., Illinois

Courses Taught at ICSW

  • CL 661: Psychodynamic Approaches to Difference

  • CL 511: Case Conference I

  • CL 512: Case Conference II

Additional Faculty Roles

  • Consulting

  • Research Advising

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

  • American Psychological Association – Division 39

Significant Publications

  • Roldan, I. (2003). Dissertation Article. The Experience of the Puerto Rican HIV/AIDS Infected Person. Families in Society.

  • Roldan, I., & Shelby, R.D. (2004). The role of the mentoring relationship in qualitative research. In Deborah K. Padgett, (Ed.), The Qualitative Research Experience. CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

  • Roldan, I. (2006). Staying straight: Lessons from ex-offenders.” Clinical Social Work Journal. 34(2).

  • Roldan, I. (2007). AIDS stigma in the Puerto Rican community: An expression of other stigma
    phenomenon in Puerto Rican culture.” Inter-American Journal of Psychology, 41(1).


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