Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil, associate professor of clinical psychology, was quoted in a Daily Journal story about the influence of hip-hop music on children (6/24).
Dr. Ellis Copeland, chair of the Department of School Psychology, was quoted in a Chicago Parent magazine story titled “Taking the Stress Out of School” (7/25).
The Class of 2008 was challenged to preserve the traditions of The Chicago School’s early years through their work with underserved populations at the June 13 Commencement Exercises. Offering the remarks was this year’s Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. John Garlick (Psy.D. ’89), who represents the first decade of graduates from the school.
Chris Merchant (M.A. ‘07) is currently at the Chicago VA Hospital in his practicum for the Chicago School’s Psy.D. Program. Chris is also in the army through their scholarship program and applying to army internship sites for next year.
Jie Qian (M.A. ‘08) after graduating from TCS last May, Qian returned to Shanghai, China to be reunited with her mom and husband. Qian works for TCS as a consultant in its China Office. She also works in a local counseling center.
They are two patients Dr. Mike Mozzoni will always remember: a stroke victim and the survivor of a cataclysmic automobile accident. Both had emerged from their life-shattering events with traumatic dominant-side brain injury. Unable to dress themselves, or to handle many of the tasks that are critical to self-care and daily living, they faced lives of around-the-clock dependency.
With diagnoses of autism continuing their alarming ascent, parents across the country are turning to behavior analysts to help their children master the communication and social interaction skills that are critical to the successful navigation of everyday life. We invited faculty from The Chicago School’s Applied Behavior Analysis Department to discuss how ABA is used in treating this disorder, what challenges face families struggling with autism, and what hopes they have for their clients. Joining Dr. Traci Cihon and Dr. John Smagner for this dialogue was Ann Sturtz, a second-year student in the program.
A wave of change is surging through the field of behavioral science, expanding our understanding of brain function and its relationship to mental illness. Where we once relied on our carefully honed observation skills to identify and define psychological disorders, we now have available to us a variety of advanced technologies that can be used to explain brain functions long considered mysteries.
A cross section of Chicago School community members are engaging this academic year in a “Constitutional Convention”-scale project to define and articulate The Chicago School Model of education. Called “From Boulder to Vail to Chicago,” the initiative carries the ambitious goal of advancing the progression of psychology education from its origins of research to practice to a blend of both with an emphasis on community engagement.
Broadening Our Reach The world’s most populous nation has become home to The Chicago School’s first international presence. Located in Shanghai, the new China Office works to recruit Chinese students to our campuses in the states, and forges ties with Chinese universities that can offer mutual benefits and expand the role that professional psychology plays in an increasingly global society.
Often cited as the world’s leading independent graduate school devoted exclusively to training in psychology and related behavioral sciences, The Chicago School has taken on another distinction. It is not only the largest, but—through its newly forged affiliation with the California Graduate Institute (CGI)—it now qualifies as the first such school in the country.
“We started the 20th century with aspirin and penicillin,” Tony-Award winning actor Joe Mantegna told Chicago School graduates at their June 13 Commencement ceremony. “We started the 21st century with stem cell research, organ transplants, and genetic coding. With all the wonderful things that are happening in the world come new problems, new stresses, and new anxieties…as psychology graduates, you have big jobs ahead of you.”
Mantegna’s delivery of the commencement address—which mixed words of encouragement and inspiration with memories of his own years growing up in Chicago—followed the moment when …