Margaret Reif

Clinician Survivors of Client Suicide: A Policy for Colleges and University Campuses

Margaret (Maggie) Reif is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Illinois. Maggie graduated from Dominican University with her master’s in social work. She then attended Loyola University to obtain a teaching certificate with a concertation in school social work. Currently, Maggie is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kentucky with anticipated graduation in May 2023. Throughout her Doctor of Social Work education, Maggie’s focus has been on suicide prevention and specifically on clinician survivors of client suicide.

Maggie’s capstone, “Clinician survivors of client suicide: A policy for college and university campuses,” offers a compilation of her work over the past two years.

Maggie has worked in many positions over her two-decade career as a social worker.

Her past includes being the director of social services in a long-term care facility, a social worker in the emergency department, and a high school counselor. Most recently, Maggie has been the director of counseling services and an adjunct professor at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Maggie is also the owner of Thrive Therapy Center and offers direct clinician social work services to individuals and families. In her private practice, Maggie specializes in teen, young adult, and women’s issues. Maggie is known for her gentle yet direct approach to the individuals sitting with her.

Maggie is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers in good standing. Maggie is also a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Maggie is looking forward to having her capstone work published following her doctorate graduation.