Sheila Honig, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker; M.S.W., University of Washington; Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology, Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy
Sheila Honig, Ph.D. earned her MSW degree in 1973 from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy in 2011. Directly out of school she worked in Juvenile Probation and adolescent residential treatment prior to beginning a private practice in Beverly Hills in 1980. Her practice includes individual psychotherapy with adults, teens and children as well as couples and family therapy. She has a specific specialization in the treatment of pre-school age children and adolescents as well as adoption.
Conducted groups for parents with children suffering from catastrophic illnesses. Conducted seminars for professional women in negotiation, assertion skills and decision making. Supervised interns at the Maple Center in Beverly Hills. Conducted public workshops and seminars on adolescence. Taught classes through UCLA Extension on the pre-teen and teen years. Assisted Walter Brackelmanns, M.D in the establishment of the Marital Therapy Institute, an agency developed to train professionals in work with couples. Participated in the creation of a new psychiatric referral service in the Los Angeles area. In charge of referrals and follow-up for couples seen on the “Couples” television program which aired locally in the early 1980s. Taught MSW graduate students as part of the field faculty of the USC School of Social Work. Served as instructor, liaison and advisor. Supervised USC graduate students in Social Work in field placements at Gateways Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center for addictions (set up their internship program); “Step Up On Second”, a treatment facility for the mentally ill (additionally provided group supervision for their staff); Developmental Dynamics, an agency providing services to developmentally delayed children; LA Leadership Academy/Charter School (established this internship program); Lift; Volunteers of America and The Usual Suspects. On-going participation in workshops in Sacramento with the Board of Behavioral Sciences to write, rewrite and evaluate the LCSW licensure examination. Supervising clinical hours towards licensure of MSWs and MFTs. Served on the Admissions Committee for the University of Washington School of Social Work. Volunteer work: Collaboration with the Rabbi/Chaplain at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in the provision of supportive psychological services to Jewish patients.
"Adopted Children: The Risk of Interactive Misattunement between the Infant and the Adoptive Mother in the Child Relinquished at Birth". Adoption Quarterly, Vol.17/Number 3/September 2014 - Taylor and Frances
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10926755.2014.891547