Christopher Shanky, M.S.W., LICSW

Practicum Faculty Adviser

Pronouns: he/him

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B.S., Northwestern University
M.S.W., Yeshiva University


Christopher Shanky, LICSW (he/him) has been a youth worker, supervisor, clinic director, social work professor and most prominently a psychotherapist for over 35 years. He has extensive training in the following psychotherapies: attachment based, trauma informed, family systems, strength based, and psychodynamic theory.

Shanky has a master's degree in social work from Yeshiva University, three years of graduate studies in psychology from Long Island University and a bachelor of science in film studies from Northwestern University.