October Alumna Spotlight

Glynis Kristal-Ragsdale, MA, LPC

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Class of 2017

Hometown: Rochester, NY

“I came to ICSW after spending several years teaching in Chicago charter schools.  When I came to ICSW, I learned to think more adeptly about the meaning behind behaviors and their complex origins and functions.  I found ICSW's master's program to be highly immersive and intense.  Currently, I am employed at JCFS Chicago (formerly Jewish Child and Family Services) in the child welfare department.  I work with children who have been adopted from the foster care system, or are currently in foster care, as well as their parents. I've found my psychoanalytic training from ICSW particularly useful in the child welfare setting.  It's helped me to think critically, and reflectively, about a system that is often reactive and behavioral.  I would absolutely recommend ICSW's master's program because I continue to draw upon what I learned there daily in my professional work.”

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