Constance Sheehan, PhD, LCSW received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and her MSW at New York University School of Social Work. She completed an Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Bronx VA. Dr. Sheehan has a long-standing interest in restorative justice, human rights, and mindfulness practices. She is fully teacher trained in Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through UMASS Medical Center and has written a chapter on Mindfulness and Restorative Justice in Social Work (2016).
Dr. Sheehan maintains an active interest in the integration of mindfulness in social work, mental health, and restorative justice approaches. Dr. Sheehan was Clinical Faculty for nine years at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she is the founding director of The Mental Health Human Rights Clinic serving psychological needs of those seeking asylum in the United States. She has taught as an adjunct at several universities in Chicago since 2005. Dr. Sheehan is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops locally and nationally and maintains a private practice in Evanston, IL.