Andrew Safyer

Academic Dean, Institute for Clinical Social Work

Former Dean, Adelphi School of Social Work

Andy Safyer has dedicated his career to positively contributing to universities both on campus and across the larger communities within which they reside.

Throughout his career as a higher education administrator and professor of social work, he has helped to forge unique partnerships between universities and non-profit organizations working on a wide range of social justice issues.

Andy is currently the academic dean at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where he oversees psychodynamic graduate studies. He has over thirty years of experience in higher education including leadership positions at highly regarded institutions such as Boston University and Adelphi University. He has a clinical practice with a focus on helping patients around trauma, substance abuse and relationship issues. Andy is deeply committed to psychodynamic practice and social justice.

Andy holds a PhD in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan where he also earned his MSW and his master’s in psychology. He is a licensed social worker in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and Minnesota.

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