Thomas Golebiewski

Thomas Golebiewski

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program
Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Dr. Golebiewski is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomat and a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers. He is a clinician who has worked in schools since 1974 and has been a school social worker since 1979. He is currently the Social Work Department Chair at New Trier High School and has held this position since 1987. He has been involved in the development of a variety of initiatives that address school culture and climate, social and emotional wellness, and strategic planning. In 1987, as a founding member of the New Trier Township Community Response Network, he developed a collaboratively designed model of coordinated community response to crisis and trauma. This network continues to effectively address community crises. Aligned with this work is his affiliation with the American Red Cross, in which he has been a Disaster Mental Health Worker since 1989 and has been a responder to Hurricane Katrina and to a number of local disasters.
He is active in the field of Group Relations and has been a Board member of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, is an associate of the AK Rice Institute and a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. He has held a Fellowship in the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program, the Anna Freud Centre Program at the Yale Child Study Center, and is currently engaged in research on altruism and the role of the Natural Helper with Dr. Stuart Twemlow at New Trier High School.
Dr. Golebiewski’s accomplishments deeply reflect a commitment to a life of service, a voice for equity and social justice and active support for marginalized individuals and groups. He is dedicated to educating and supporting the next generation of teachers and social work clinicians. Dr. Golebiewski has been an Instructor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University since 2006.



Year Degree Institution
2007 PhD, Clinical Social Work Institute for Clinical Social Work
1977 MSW, Social Work Loyola University Chicago
1974 BA, Sociology Loyola University Chicago

Selected Presentations

Golebieski (2010). Commencement speaker: Loyola University School of Social Work.

Research Interests

Altruism and the role of the helper, domestically violent men, school culture and climate, social and emotional wellness. 

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