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Steven L. Batten, Ph.D.

Class of 1998


The wound that never heals: Narratives of losing a loved one in a homicide (1998)

Steven L. Batten

​Steven Batten has a private psychotherapy and consultation practice. He provides a psychodynamically oriented clinical practice for adults utilizing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. His specialties include psychotherapy in the GLBTQ community, marriage/couples therapy, and working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma. Dr. Batten is a member of the Institutional Review Board for The Institute for Clinical Social Work. He teaches sexuality across the life span at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. In 2005, Dr. Batten began teaching group counseling, psychopathology, counseling skills, and supervision at DePaul University, Human Services and Counseling Department.


  • B.S., Guilford College
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work