"The moral life, the life that transforms lives, begins in the ear, in the act of listening." -- Rabbi Sacks
I am a retired Director of Social Work Services, Hospice Coordinator, and adjunct professor of clinical social work. I dedicated most of my professional life to work with - and on behalf of - emotionally disturbed and physically handicapped children. Later work involved elderly patients who were hospitalized or resided in long term care facilities. I have worked in private non-profit social agencies, a school for blind and multiply handicapped children, and a large multi-function sectarian facility for the oldest elderly. I have always loved working in the general field of health care and never plan to fully retire from this work. My special focus now is death and dying, bereavement and grief work. My commitment endures.
In addition, familiar settings include but are not limited to the following: Nursery school "special" teacher (work w/ disturbed children) State mental hospital, children's wing (volunteer) Acute care hospital, children's division (volunteer) Residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children (work) Public department of social services, aid to families/children (field, work) Non-profit sectarian social services agency (field) Non-profit non-sectarian social services agency, foster care for children (work) Non-profit sectarian free-standing HOSPICE (volunteer) University classrooms (perpetual student/teacher!)(a first and lasting love)
Current professional credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW, LSW, ACSW, BCD, "board registered supervisor"
Formal Education: University of Chicago University of Maryland (post-grad. course work: Johns Hopkins University Tulane University Virginia Commonwealth University Loyola University Maryland Towson University)
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“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted, but mostly they're darked. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?” ― Theodor S. Geisel