Department of Social Work,
1089 Enderis Hall (414) 229-4983
Jerry Rousseau joined the staff of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in March of 2004 as a Clinical Assistant Professor / Field Liaison. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts (1970) and a Master of Science in Social Work Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1981). He has been a provider of mental health services since 1970 with twelve years of in-patient psychiatric experience in Madison . Jerry has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Milwaukee since 1982.
His clinical background includes extensive post-academic training and study in humanistic models of psychotherapy including Gestalt Therapy, Self Acceptance Training, Rational – Emotive Psychotherapy, Eidetic Imagery, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Process Oriented Psychology.
He is an ardent believer in the necessity of developing skills to mindfully engage the disturbances and differences of life as opportunities for learning and growth rather than threats to be avoided. He led a weekly clinical supervision group at the Counseling Center of Milwaukee from 1984 – 1996. Jerry's interests include practicing the ancient art of conversation, the warmth of closeness with family and friends including furry four-legged ones, and the balance that a good sense of humor brings to life.