President and Education Chair
Eric Ornstein, MA, LCSW has served as President of ISCSW since July of 2012 and has been a board member since 2005. In his role as Chair of the ISCSW Education Committee, he has planned, coordinated and facilitated the Jane Roiter Sunday Morning Seminars for over 7 years. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, where he teaches two courses in psychodynamic theory and practice. He also is an Adjunct Faculty Member at St Augustine College, Social Work Department, where he teaches Generalist Social Work Practice, Integrative Seminars, Human Behavior, and Ethics in their BSW Program.
He retired from his position as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Jane Adams College of Social Work in 2011 after 19 years. He was a field liaison and taught courses including, Advanced Practice with Individuals, Crisis Intervention, Adult Psychopathology, Group Work and Workshops for Field Instructors.
He has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented workshops at local, state and national conferences. His scholarship focuses on the application of psychodynamic relational theory to clinical social work, supervision and field instruction. His independent practice focuses on individual treatment of adults and clinical supervision.