Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Social Work Professor
Location Evanston, Illinois, United States
Introduction I'm a Professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children and families. My Twitter handle is @socworkpodcast. I have always been an advocate of technology. In the 1990s, I created a number of “first” Web sites for social service agencies in Austin, Texas. In 1996 I developed the first electronic medical record for my agency, ATCMHMR, leading to my involvement in the selection and pilot testing of the first agency-wide remote EMR program. From 1996 – 2002 I worked for ATCMHMR as a bilingual social worker providing individual, family and group therapy to children and families. From 1997 - 2000 I was co-owner of a group therapy practice specializing in conjoint family therapy. From 2002 – 2004 I was the lead therapist for Jewish Family Service and an adjunct instructor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. As an adjunct at UT-Austin, I developed and taught the school's first Crisis Intervention course. Between 2009 and 2015 I was an assistant professor of Social Work at Temple University. I write for academic and popular publications.
Interests rhythm and percussion of all types (particularly jazz), web design, traveling
Favorite Movies L.A. Story, Zelig, Lost in Translation, Somewhere In Time, Bowling for Columbine, An Inconvenient Truth, Happy Feet, 12 Angry Men
Favorite Music Public Enemy, The Police, The Beatles, anything by the Marsalis family, Jonatha Brooke, Blanket, VocalPoint, QuinTango
Favorite Books Possession, Brother to a Dragonfly, Tuck Everlasting, The Bone People, Penguin Dreams and Stranger Things, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Ender's Game, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End, No Contest: The case against competition, The Velveteen Rabbit, Duncton Wood

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying "poop deck"?

I would take my wooden leg and beat the parrot on my shoulder. I‘d scream at my shipmates, "CALL ME ISHMAEL." They’d say "That Jonathan is crazy."