Ann M. Bergart, Ph.D., LCSW was formerly Associate Professor at the Aurora University School of Social Work. She is now an adjunct faculty member at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, teaching both graduate and continuing education courses at both schools. Ann has published numerous articles about group work and presents regularly at AASWG symposia. In addition to her private practice, she has conducted staff training and consultation in group work at numerous social agencies. Ann is active in the Illinois Chapter of AASWG, and serves on the Board of Directors of the international organisation.