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Duman, Susan 1230356Title: Pro-Bono Supervisor of Social Workers, Diagnostician

Company: The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Location: Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, January 27, 2016, Susan Silbar Duman, Pro-Bono Supervisor of Social Workers and Diagnostician at The Noble Network of Charter Schools, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide for dedication, achievement and leadership in psychotherapy.

Ms. Duman’s connection to other people is what makes her stand out. After working as a substitute teacher for 10 years and a full-time teacher for four years, she became inspired to help children on a deeper level. Ms. Duman is now launching a project with social workers at The Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago. The education and research institute offers psychoanalysis and psychotherapy training and research, and therapeutic services and treatments for children and adults.

Recently, Ms. Duman co-chaired an event for Jewish Vocational Service in Chicago. Held in February 2016, it was a business forum to encourage businesses to hire people with disabilities. One of the speakers for the forum was a world-class expert in the inclusion of disabled people. There was also a panel with a disabled attorney, as well as a manager of a new Chicago store that hires disabled employees and trains them from the very beginning. Deborah Ruh, the expert, also provided Ms. Duman’s staff with a two-hour training course on the dos and don’ts of training and helping disabled individuals apply for employment.

In 1978, Ms. Duman earned a Master of Arts from The University of Chicago, and in 1989, she attended The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and became a certified child and adolescent psychotherapist. Ms. Duman is also a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical therapist. She is affiliated with the Women’s Board at the University of Chicago, and is a member of the Bi-Polar Education Committee. Looking forward, Ms. Duman intends to continue providing pro bono mental health services in the underserved areas of Chicago.

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