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Board of Directors
Ruth Lipschutz (MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago; LCSW; ACSW) has postgraduate certification in ethics, mediation, Transformational Imagery (trainer level), hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). After earning her MSW, she went on to complete the two-year postgraduate training program of the Institute for Family Studies at Northwestern University. She has extensive experience in the areas of ethics, school social work, community mental health, addictions, traumatology, program development and implementation, supervision, consultation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has worked in English and Spanish with individuals, couples, families, and groups in school, community, and hospital settings. Ruth has presented workshops locally and nationally for over twenty years. She has served as chairperson of NASW's National Ethics Committee and serves as a panelist, consultant, mediator, and trainer for the NASW Illinois Chapter Ethics Committee. She is currently in private practice.