Roberta Winter, LCSW, MSCS, an associate faculty member, specializes in biopsychosocial concerns of individuals and their families addressing the issues of chronic illness and disability. She counsels individuals and families coping with multiple crises and stresses related to the trauma of diagnosis or injury, along with problems of managing a chronic illness or disability, providing practical approaches to problem solving. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has a specialty in Multiple Sclerosis and is a Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist (MSCS) with the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, and she has been credentialed by the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists.
Following a long career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she has continued as a registry care manager, providing coverage as needed, and facilitates the Institute’s Multiple Sclerosis and Amputee Support Groups. She is a former field work supervisor for the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She is an active presenter at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meetings and has presented on managing disability and family issues. She is the founding chairperson of the Consortium’s Mental Health Professionals Special Interest Group.
She holds a masters degree in social work from Columbia University.
Private Practice Locations: Chicago Loop & Skokie
Expertise & Specializations: individual, family and couples therapy, related to chronic medical illness and disability.
Website (involved with): Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, www.ric.org; Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, www.mscare.org.