A few words from…
Theresa K. Albini, L.C.S.W.
“Therapy is part science, part healing
art. It’s music for the spirit, played with a complexity of talents
and tempos. My mission, my absolute commitment, is to deepen the beauty
of that music — restoring the lost, calm harmony to every client’s
An outstanding education forms the foundation of effective
in Clinical Social Work, Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois
Society of Clinical Social Workers.
Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1975.
A.B.: McPherson College,
McPherson, Kansas, 1971; junior year at La Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá,
Postgraduate Training: Chicago
Institute for Psychoanalysis, Institute for Juvenile Research, Institute
for Family Studies, University of Illinois School of Medicine Department
of Psychiatry, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR Institute,
Clinical experience adds real-life perspectives to treatment.
Beacon Therapeutic, Chicago. Clinical supervision of mental health staff
in Shelter Outreach Services.
Program Supervisor: Tri-City
Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center, East Chicago, Indiana. Clinical
supervision of staff in both Adult Outpatient Services and 24-hour Emergency
Supervisor: Institute for
Juvenile Research, Chicago. Supervised staff and trainees in clinical
social work, psychology, and child psychiatric fellowship programs. Also,
classroom consultation with teachers in local schools, adolescent group
therapy, couple and family therapy, individual therapy, play therapy,
and diagnostic assessments.
Expert Case Consultation:
As member of the Technical Assistance Unit at the Institute for Juvenile
Research, provided guidance to Illinois Department of Mental Health facilities
statewide. Also served as member of the department’s Region II Individual
Care Grant Eligibility Board.
Therapist: Infant Welfare
Society of Chicago, Therapeutic Day School for Preschoolers. Conducted
parent groups, couple therapy, child guidance, family and individual therapy,
diagnostic assessments, and play therapy.
Internships: Illinois Masonic
Medical Center, Chicago — inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room
services; Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Illinois Medical
Center, Chicago — diagnostic assessments, individual and group therapy.
Professional contributions to advance understanding in her
“Process in Psychotherapy” for third-year medical students
and first-year clinical social work students; “The Engagement Process”
and “Play Therapy” for second-year clinical social work students.
Publications and Presentations:
“Normal and pathological dissociations of early childhood”
(with T.E. Pease); “The unfolding of the psychotherapeutic process
in a four-year-old female patient with incipient multiple personality
disorder”; “Normal and pathological dissociation in young
children”; “The engagement process of hard-to-reach clients”;
“Psicotherapia del Niño Pre escolar.”
Chicago (312) 222-0575
300 N. State St., Suite 3707, Chicago, IL