After graduation from Valpo, I attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received my MSW. My first jobs were in child welfare, particularly adoptions. My family later moved to California, where I received my LCSW, the California license that qualifies social workers for independent practice. I worked at agencies doing counseling and psychotherapy.

After some years of agency practice, I decided to go into private practice, and was invited to join a practice group of social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. While I was working with this group, I decided to get my Ph.D., and was accepted into the Sanville Institute. I completed my Ph.D. in clinical social work in spring of 2008. My dissertation was “A Study of the Ways That Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists Hold a Sense of Their Patients’ Futures, and How This Impacts Therapeutic Action.” I continue solo private practice, conducting psychotherapy with individuals and couples.

Best wishes,
Penny Schreiber, Ph.D, L.C.S.W
Valpo Class of 1967

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