The Institute for Clinical Social Work

June 23, 2017 Register Now

Summer in the City: The Therapeutic Attitude


Scott Harms Rose, Ph.D

Class of 2004


Difficulties in gay men's intimate relationships: The impact of unconscious derivatives from childhood male figures (2004)

Scott Harms Rose

Scott Harms Rose oversees the management of academic programs, chairs the Student Progression Committee, sits on the Curriculum Committee, and is an academic advisor to students in the doctoral and master’s programs. He also teaches in the Conceptual Foundations Sequence, serves as a clinical consultant for students, and chairs dissertation committees. He graduated from ICSW in 2004. In addition to his roles at ICSW, Dr. Rose has been an adjunct assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, and an adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Dr. Rose also has worked extensively within the LGBTQ community in Chicago, having been part of the clinical staff at Howard Brown Health Center, and most recently Director of Mental Health and Clinical Training at Center on Halsted. He maintains a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, where he works with adults (individuals and couples, both gay and straight) and adolescents. His clinical interests include studying the intersection between the social/cultural/political environment and the intrapsychic, and his theoretical interests include using psychoanalytic theory to examine sociocultural phenomena.

Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Private Practice: Adults (individuals and couples, both gay and straight), and Adolescents from Demanding Academic Settings; Clinical Interests: Gay Men and Relationships Issues, HIV/AIDS, Aging, and Coming Out Across the Lifespan; Theoretical interests: Studying the intersection among the social/cultural/political environments and the intrapsychic, and using psychoanalytic theory to examine sociocultural phenomena


  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • M.S.W., Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL


  • L.C.S.W., Illinois

Courses Taught at ICSW

  • CF 601: Psychodynamic Psychology III: Object Relations

Additional Faculty Roles

  • Consulting
  • Research Advising

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • NASW
  • AAUP


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