Dan Rosenfeld        Submitted photo

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This year’s 2013 NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Illinois Chapter honored the work of exceptional social workers and individuals whose work promotes social justice and social change with and on behalf of the people and the clients they serve.

Dan Rosenfeld was honoree at this year’s awards event and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Rosenfeld served as Chair of the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW) Ethics Committee as well as on the NASW Illinois Chapter on Inquiry.

He has given numerous presentations to professional audiences about ethics and clinical practice.  In 1996, Mr. Rosenfeld contributed a chapter on ethics and managed care to the Legal Handbook of the Illinois Society of Clinical Social Work. He has also developed and taught classes on ethics and clinical practice at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and at the Institute for Psychoanalysis Child Therapy Training Program.

One letter submitted in support of Mr. Rosenfeld’s nomination stated, “He has served unselfishly and with total dedication for 50 years in many capacities that honor the field of social work. … He is well-versed in his subject, an expert in the area of ethics. As a consultant, he is patient and kind. Students have loved working with someone who has the depth of experience Mr. Rosenfeld brings. Often the school [ICSW] has steered its most complicated students to him because of his exceptional ability to meet the challenges.”

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 150,000 members.