Karen Baker, MSW
Karen E. Baker is on the faculty of ICSW in the distance-learning program where she serves as a clinical consultant and dissertation committee member. She is a psychoanalyst and maintains a full-time practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Ann Arbor, Michigan with children, adolescents and adults. Karen is the Past- President of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW). She continues to serve on the National Board as the co-chair of the Child and Adolescent Committee.
In addition, she is the Child Development Director of Allen Creek Preschool, Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is a preschool whose curriculum and philosophy is predicated on psychoanalytic developmental principles. She is also a Consulting Editor of Psychoanalytic Social Work.
Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice
Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Adults; Applied Psychoanalysis in Schools, Object Relations, Contemporary Ego Psychology; Relational Theory
BA, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Awarded certificate for completion in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, Michigan Psychoanalytic Council
Courses Taught at ICSW
CFDL 653-1: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
CLDL612: Perspectives in Clinical Formulation
Additional Faculty Roles
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
The Michigan Council for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (formerly known as Michigan Psychoanalytic Council)
Clinical Social Work Association
American Psychological Association (Division 39)
National Association of Social Work
Association for Child Psychoanalysis
The Transformation of Deadness to Human Relatedness: A Case Presentation, Smith College Studies in Social Work.
From “It’s Not Me” to “It Was Me After All”: A Case Presentation of a Patient Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Psychoanalytic Social Work.
“My Brakes are Broken”: Case Presentation of a Latency Age Boy Struggling with Affect Regulation, Psychoanalytic Social Work.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: One Hundred Years After ‘Little Hans’. Co-Editor with Jerrold Brandell of a Special Issue of Psychoanalytic Social Work (“Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis”),which was subsequently published in 2013 as a hardcover book; Routledge Press, London.
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