Constance Sheehan



  • 47812 Human Rights and Social Work: Opportunities for Policy and Practice

Job experience

  • Clinical Faculty, Family Institute At Northwestrn University
  • Founding Director, Mental Health Human Rights Clinic, Family Institute At Northwestrn University
  • Private Practice focusing on individuals and couples

Fields of Special Interest

  • Trauma
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Restorative Justice
  • International Social Work
  • Sex Therapy
  • Integrative Practice focused on mind/body approaches

Publications or presentations

  • "Understanding and Caring for the T(t)rauma  in Our Lives", Trauma, Race, and Self Care for Restorative Justice Practitioners, June, 2014
  • Peace-keeping Circles: A Training Method for Counselors Working with Trauma Clients", American Counseling Association National Conference, March, 2014
  • "Founding a Mental Health Human Rights Clinic", Physicians for Human Rights National Training, September 2013
  • "Trapped, Detained and Mentally Ill, The legal and mental challenges facing detained immigrants and asylum seekers", National Immigrant Justice Center: June 2012
  • "It Takes a Circle, Chicago Healing Circle Project", National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 74th Conference, July, 2011
  • "Balancing the Brain; Restoring Justice", Cook County Juvenile Justice Division Continuing Ed. Series, May, 2011
  • "Sex Therapy Through an Interpersonal Neurobiology Lens", Illinois Psychological Association Workshop Series, March 2011