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Curriculum Vitae

NORA L. ISHIBASHI, PH.D.

405 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1303

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 222-2226

 

EDUCATION

University of Chicago

School of Social Service Administration

Ph.D., June 1994

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Masters of Social Work, June 1990

 

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Master of Arts, Anthropology of Comparative Cultures, March, 1986

 

Thomas Edison University

Bachelor of Arts, December 1981

 

 

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

July 1992-present

 

Private Practice of Psychotherapy

     Individual treatment

     Child and adolescent treatment

     Couples treatment

     Parenting consultation

· Clinical consultation for social work practitioners

 

July 1992-July 1997

 

Glenbrook North High School

     Individual treatment

     Social developmental studies

     Collaborate with Multidisciplinary team

     Crisis intervention

     Inservice for faculty and parents

     Parent counseling

 

July 1989-July 1992

 

Maine East High School

     Individual treatment and assessment for multicultural students

     Social developmental studies

     Collaborate with multidisciplinary team

     Faculty and parent inservice on cultural issues, psychosocial needs, and interventions for multicultural students

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

January 1994

Adjunct Faculty

Loyola University of Chicago

 

September 1986-December 1987

 

 

International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo

Courses on:

     English literature and composition

     Values, culture, and life planning

 

March 1986-June 1986

 

Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan

Courses on Japan Studies

 

 

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

May 2003 to 2004

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Consult with program director and staff concerning:

  • Curriculum development for teen parenting group
  • Parenting model for work with abused children and families
  • Case consultation
  • Applying clinical theories to agency population

 

May 2001 to 2004

Smart Love Parenting Center

Consult with center regarding development of curriculum to educate parents in new methods of parenting.

 

 

May 1992-December 1996

 

Howard Area Community Center; “I Have a Dream Program” for Drop-out Prevention

Consult with Program Coordinator concerning:

     Program development

     Tutor training

     Crisis intervention

     Funding allocation

     Individual assessment and treatment

     Individual educational and career planning

     Coordination with national, city, and local program offices

 

 

 

December 1992-December 1993

 

Sara's Inn Shelter for Women

Consult with agency director concerning:

     Assessment and treatment planning for clients

     Supervision of staff

     Relationship between agency, Board of Directors, and community

     Development of agency organizational structure

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT IN RESEARCH AND WRITING

 

 

 

June 1988-December 1989

 

Japanese translator

Academy of Technical and Professional Translators

Skokie, IL

Technical and Legal Translator

 

 

AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois

Licensed School Social Worker, State of Illinois

Illinois Association of School Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers

North Shore Alliance of Psychotherapists, Founder

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Ishibashi, N. (1991). "Multicultural Students: What Do They Want?" Journal of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, vol 16, no. 1, pp. 41-45.

 

Ishibashi, N. (1994). "Software Review." Computers in Human Services, vol. 10, no.4, pp. 91-105.

 

Ishibashi, N. and Martinez, Noriko (2007): ”Understanding Diversity in schools” in Our Diverse Society: Race and Ethnicity, Lissette M. Piedra and David Engstrom (Eds.). NASW Press.

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS BASED ON PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS

 

 

April 2005

Understanding Diversity in Schools

Race and Ethnicity in American Life: Diversity and Society

School of Social Service Administration

University of Chicago

 

 

November 2004

The Possibility of Change: Is Character Fixed?

Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work

Northbrook, IL

 

 

November 2003

School Social Work:  Panel discussion

Intrapsychic Humanism Society

Chicago, IL

 

 

October 2003

Couples Treatment: Psychodynamic Approaches

Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work

Northbrook, IL

 

 

October 2002

A New Perspective and New Help for the Angry Client

Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work

Northbrook, IL

 

 

November 2000

Caregiving for Children in the Service of Peace and Justice. (with Katherine Tyson, Ph.D.).

National Association of Social Workers, Annual Meeting.

Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

April 1999

Parenting for Peace

International School Social Work Conference

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

October 1998

Parenting for the Twenty-first Century

Midwest School Social Work Conference

St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

April, 1998

Parents and Performance

School Social Workers of America

National Conference

Austin Texas

 

 

February 1998

Understanding Children's Motivations:

From the Inside and From the Outside

Association for Special Education in Dupage County, Illinois

 

 

October 1997

A Practice Theory for the New Millennium

Annual Conference

Illinois Association for School Social Workers

St. Charles, Illinois

 

 

September 1997

The Subjective Experience of Multicultural Adolescents

Annual Conference

Midwest Association for School Social Workers

Kansas City, Kansas

 

 

November 1996

School Social Work Is Not Simple

Annual Conference

Illinois Association for School Social Workers

Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

 

February 1996

Caregiving for Immigrant Children in Schools

Nineteenth Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

Oak Brook, Illinois

 

 

November 1994

Clinical Approaches to Multicultural Students

Deerfield High School

Deerfield, Illinois

 

 

October 1994

Fundamental Concepts in Clinical School Social Work

Annual Conference

Illinois Association for School Social Workers

Northbrook Illinois

 

 

September 1994

Forming an Alliance with Parents

Midwest School Social Work Conference

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

 

June 1994

School Social Work With Multicultural Students

Loyola University Continuing Education

Wilmette, Illinois

 

 

April 1994

Death and Mourning in Japan

Illinois State Hospice Association

Rolling Meadows, Illinois

 

 

October 1993

School Social Work with Multicultural Students

Annual Conference

Illinois Association for School Social Workers

Schaumburg, Illinois

 

 

April 1991

Needs of Multicultural Students

National Organization of Student Assistance Programs and Personnel, National Convention

Chicago, Illinois

           

 

November 1990

The World of the Multicultural Child.

Illinois Association of School Social Workers, State Conference

Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

 

March 1990

 

Multicultural Primary Children.

University of Wisconsin, Conference on Early Education

Whitewater, Wisconsin

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

 

November 2007

Parenting with a Smart and Loving Approach

Elm Place Middle School

Highland Park, IL

 

 

November 2004

Clinical Applications in School Social Work

Wheeling School Districts Joint School Social Work Inservice

Wheeling, Illinois

 

 

November 2003

Working with Challenges: Children and School

Beacon Therapeutic Day School

Chicago, IL

 

 

March 1998

Parents and Education

Wheeling School Districts Joint School Social Work Inservice

Wheeling, Illinois

 

 

March 1997

Children in Crisis

Cook County Hospital

Chicago

 

 

February 1997

Education And Caregiving

Dupage Intermediate Educational Cooperative

Wheaton, Illinois

 

 

October 1996

School Social Work and the Individual Child

Wheeling School Districts Joint School Social Worker Inservice

Wheeling, Illinois

 

 

April 1996

School Social Work: Having an Impact

Wheeling School Districts Joint School Social Worker Inservice

Wheeling, Illinois

 

 

February 1996

Case Consultation

Deerfield High School Faculty

Deerfield, Illinois

 

 

September 1995

Clinical work with Multicultural Students

Deerfield High School Faculty

Deerfield, Illinois

 

 

May 1995

The Impact of Change

Loyola University Medical School

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

September 1993

Framework for Parenting

Pittsfield Parenting Lectures

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

December 1993

Parenting Adolescents in the Nineties

Parenting Lecture Series

Maine East High School

Park Ridge, Illinois

 

 

November 1993

Motivation and Choices

Talk for parents from

Maine Township High Schools

Des Plaines, Illinois

 

 

July 1993

A New Model for Parenting.

Tolentine Counseling Center

Olympia Fields, Illinois

     Led a four-session psychodynamically based support group for parents to help them learn about child development and parenting skills.

 

 

February 1993

Recognizing and Responding to Stress in Students.

Glenbrook North High School

Northbrook, Illinois

 

 

March 1993

Working with Parents.

Glenbrook North High School

Northbrook, Illinois

 

 

April 1993

Parenting the Special Education Child.

Glenbrook North High School

Northbrook, Illinois

 

 

December 1992

Humanistic Parenting.

Maine East High School

Park Ridge, Illinois

 

 

October 1991

Working with Multicultural Students.

New Trier High School

Winnetka, Illinois

 

 

May 1991

School Services for Soviet Students.

Forest Hospital

Des Plaines, Illinois

 

 

September 1989

Cultural Awareness.

Staff Inservice Program

Contact Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

September 1988

American Culture and the Workplace.

Ameritech Company

Chicago, Illinois

(For Japanese staff, in Japanese)

 

 

February 1987

Understanding Foreign Residents in Japan.

Study Group of Public Works Department, City Government of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

(in Japanese)

 

 

March 1986

Effects on Japanese Mothers of Children’s Schooling in International Schools

Anthropology Master's Thesis, Sophia University

 

 

June 1984

Quality and Equality in American Education, seminar paper, Sophia University, Comprehensive Graduate Student Seminar

 

 

 

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