Women’s Experience in Agency Practice

Women make their careers in social work agencies for many different reasons. We are leaders, administrators, therapists and line staff. We create structures, design programs, act as advocates and mentors, and we directly intervene in the lives of many kinds of people, especially those who are vulnerable, and who have been underserved or marginalized. We are drawn to agencies looking for community. We come seeking social justice. We come to find our own voices.


Patricia Seghers, PhD is on the faculty of The Institute for Clinical Social Work. She teaches the Case Conference I and II courses to 1st year students in the distance-learning program. Additionally she serves as a clinical consultant and participates on dissertation panels. She was the former Vice President of Training and Consultation at a community mental health agency serving in many capacities over 34 years. She continues to maintain a private practice.

Gina Shropshire, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in the Loop and Rogers Park. She is a clinical social worker and a candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is also an advanced doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and an instructor in ICSW’s PhD program.

Nadeja Wesley, LCSW is a second-year doctoral student in the distance learning program at ICSW.  Born and raised in Chicago, IL her professional career has included serving as a manager and administrator within various non-profit settings and on the board of directors for local community-based organizations. Her therapeutic practice focused on treatment of LGBT adolescents and women and children impacted by violence and homelessness.  Additionally, she has taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work and serves as a Consulting Editor for Families in Society, The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. Nadeja currently practices as a manager/therapist for a community mental health center in the Kentucky/Southern Indiana region.

When & Where

Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 – 12:00 pm

At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Registration & CEUs

Registration: $50.00 / $40.00 (Full-time student & clinician rate)

Please email Sebastién Beaudet for reduced rate.

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA LIVE STREAM – to stream this event, please complete registration and then contact Sebastién Beaudet.

Three Continuing Education Credits Available for LSW/LCSWs, LPC/LCPCs, et al.

The Institute for Clinical Social Work, License # 159-0000152, is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education Credits for the Illinois Department of Federal and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)


For questions or more information contact Shawna Jennings or 312-935-4234.