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Karen Grieger, LCSW


Adjunct Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

I teach in both the graduate and undergraduate departments - courses have included Principles/Dynamics of Interviewing, Principles of Family Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Special Needs Populations, Theory/Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Multicultural Counseling, Introduction to Group Counseling and Co-teaching Clinical Techniques of Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling

Areas of Expertise:

Counseling/Intervention with Children and Adolescents

Crisis Intervention

School Counseling

At-Risk Youth

Restorative Justice Practices in Schools


Karen Grieger is a School Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has been teaching at National Louis University since 2004.  Karen is currently a School Social Worker at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn and has worked in the Public School system for 16 years.  Prior to her school experience, she worked in Crisis Mental Health Services with chronically mentally ill and dually diagnosed clients in Proviso Township for 15 years.  She is married with two grown children. 


MSW - Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago

BA- University of Buffalo



Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Illinois Certified School Social Worker

Research and Interests:

Restorative Justice Practices in Schools

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Impact of Childhood Trauma

Contact Information:

630-664-9194 phone/text


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