Jersey City State College - BA Sociology
Rutgers University School of Social Work - MSW and DSW
New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis - Post Doctoral
New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New Jersey State Certified Psychoanalyst
New Jersey State Certified School Social Worker
Co-Author of The Social Work and K-12 Schools Casebook - Phenomenological Perspectives. Routledge Press, 2016. My contribution to this Masters of Social Work level college text book describes my work creating a comprehensive social work program in an alternative education setting within the Union City school system.
Hi, my name is Dr. Eric Williams and I am the social worker here at Thomas Jefferson elementary school. I have worked in the Union City school system for over twenty years. Jefferson school is a very special place for me for several reasons. I began my career as a school social worker right here at Jefferson school in 1996! Going back even further, I was born and raised in Union City. I grew up in the neighborhood surrounding Jefferson, spending my days playing in Jefferson schoolyard and even attended Jefferson as a student. As the school social worker, my role here at Jefferson is to support your child's social and emotional growth. I work with our school's administration and teachers to help children develop into happy, well-adjusted young learners. Working with students individually, in small groups and in classroom settings, my goal is to provide students with any support they might need in order to succeed.
I am available to meet or speak with you by phone during normal school hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-2:30pm. Appointments can be made through the main office but are not required, especially if you have immediate concerns. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can work together to help your child reach their full potential here at Jefferson school.