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Michelle Piotrowski, Ph.D.

Class of 2015

Dissertation

Selfobject Experience in Long-Term Friendships of Midlife Women (2015)


Michelle Piotrowski

Michelle Piotrowski has practiced in inpatient, community, and school settings. Dr. Piotrowski’s current role as Lead Social Worker in a public school system embeds a psychodynamic perspective in individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, staff training, and protocol development. Maximizing the intersection of research and social justice advocacy to impact policy and practice is a hallmark of her work. She is enthusiastic about research advising and clinical consultation. Dr. Piotrowski is most passionate about bringing psychodynamic thinking and therapy into the work of social workers in less traditional settings, such as agencies and schools.


Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Psychodynamic; Children and Adolescents; Qualitative Research; Special Education, Mentoring and Supervising; Macro Social Work Practice; Practice Evaluation; Crisis Consultation and Intervention


Education

  • B.S.W., Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL

Licenses

  • L.C.S.W., Illinois
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Certified Dual Diagnosis (MISA II)
  • Professional Educator License
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute) Certification

Courses Taught at ICSW

  • RM 702: Research Methods II

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Illinois Association of School Social Workers (IASSW)

Contact

(773) 450-9572

mpiotrowski@icsw.edu; mpio@me.com