Lili Glauber, LSCW has worked with older youth in foster care for over ten years, as a case planner, youth advocate, and clinician with SCO Family of Services’ LGBTQ program, which provides safe and affirming foster care placement for LGBTQ identified youth in New York City’s foster care system. In her work with youth in foster care, Ms. Glauber utilizes creative approaches to engagement, therapy, and programming, incorporating writing, artistic expression, and community service into practice, with a continued emphasis on learning from young people’s expertise and narratives of resilience.
Prior to her work in foster care, Ms. Glauber worked as an advocate and direct service provider for youth and adults in a variety of settings, including schools for expelled and probation referred students, jails, prisons, and juvenile locked facilities, needle exchange organizations, and family service organizations. Ms. Glauber currently maintains a private practice, where she provides strengths based and solution focused therapy to adults and young adults, utilizing literature and bibliotherapy in sessions when applicable.
Ms. Glauber’s research and clinical interests include innovative direct service and programmatic supports to better assist youth with their transitions out of foster care, trauma informed psychotherapy and casework interventions, and bibliotherapeutic uses of literature in clinical settings. Ms. Glauber’s social work practice and teaching is informed by curiosity, the power of stories, and an awareness of the impact of intersecting factors of risk, resilience, power, and privilege on people’s lives.
Ms. Glauber completed postgraduate clinical training in trauma studies at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and she has completed trainings and coursework at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. Ms. Glauber holds a BA in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University.