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Professional  Experience

Rhona Engels, LCSW, ACSWWork Experience

1983-present Private Practice, New York, NY. Psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups. Individual and Group Supervision. Study groups.

1985 -1998 Clinical Supervisor, Fifth Avenue Institute. New York, NY. Clinical supervision of institute candidates, staff psychotherapists and MSW interns.

1986-1988 Senior Social Worker, New York Hospital Westchester Division, Westchester, NY. Member of interdisciplinary team administering long term inpatient unit for Borderline Personality disordered adolescents and young adults. Supervised group and family treatment. Developed program for professionalizing role of social worker as family therapist.

1985-1986 Supervisor and Psychotherapist: Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center, Bronx, NY. Supervised C.S.W therapist, case workers, and M.S.W. interns. Coordinated social work internship program. Individual, couples and family therapist.

1982-1985 Social Worker. Adult Inpatient Unit, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY. Individual, group. and family short-term treatment. Interdisciplinary team leader. Supervised MSW interns.

1980-1982 Social Worker, Fordham Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY. Individual, group and family treatment of children and adolescents, Supervised M.S.W. and B.S.W. interns.

1979-1980 Social worker, New York Foundling Hospital, New York, NY. Intake, assessment and treatment of adults, children and families in child abuse program.

Teaching Experience

1990-2002 Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University Graduate School of Social Work, New York, NY. Taught: Individual and Family Treatment, Advanced Individual Treatment, Group Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Communication Skills, Object Relations Theory.

1995 Instructor, American Institute of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY. Taught: Borderline Personality Disorder, Etiology and Treatment, Working with Affect in Treatment.

1993-1995 Instructor, Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, New York, NY . Taught: Unconscious Processes: Identification and Application to Practice, Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: Etiology and Practice.

1970-1976 Instructor. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. Taught English and American Literature.