Depending on your frame of reference, it has been a seismic shift that has turned communication, socialization, and family life upside down. Or it has been progress at its best, the least to be expected from a new millennium. Technology. It has redefined the way we learn, the way we think, and the way we live. And it has changed us—for the worse or for the better. Or both.
Is our psychological health dependent on the generation we inhabit? Are we more likely to be idealistic as Baby Boomers, skeptical as Gen Xers, anxious as Millennials? Or is this merely the stuff of exaggerated stereotypes—a series of one-size-fits-all brackets dreamed up by marketing gurus in their quest to sell us vacation property, insurance policies, or antidepressants?
This year, The Chicago School hit the Big 3-0. As part of the celebration, we pulled together a panel of Chicago School presidents to share and compare recollections that span the three decades. Joining Dr. Horowitz for the October 9 event were Phil Hablutzel, J.D., the founding president, and Dr. Jeffrey Grip, who served as the school’s third president. Thus, Presidents’ Reflections replace our standing President’s Letter in this issue of INSIGHT. Happy Birthday, Chicago School!
“Too often, our society fails to understand that losing a leg, suffering a brain injury, or dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder does not mean life has to end,” the Honorable Tammy L. Duckworth told graduates at The Chicago School’s June 12 Commencement. “That’s where the incredible work that you do comes into play.”
The new partnership brings the Platt Retail Institute’s (PRI) research, data analysis, academic publishing, and consulting work to the Chicago Campus, where faculty and students will have the opportunity to participate in projects, publications, internships, and dissertation and thesis work with the institute. The affiliation is expected to particularly benefit students interested in consumer psychology, and give them hands-on experience with retail analytics.
Recognizing the responsibilities and potential inherent in running a campus, Chicago School President and CEO Michael Horowitz has elevated three deans to the post of campus president, and has named a fourth president for TCS’ anticipated new site in Washington, D.C. (A proposed D.C. Campus is awaiting approval from the Higher Learning Commission)
The challenges of a multi-generational workforce are only now beginning to appear as businesses face, for the first time, four fully functional generations in the workplace. These challenges will only increase as Gen-Y continues its march into the workforce of tomorrow. Four areas in particular will see significant change in the years ahead.
Dr. Grant White believes in “paying it forward.” As a 1993 graduate of The Chicago School who benefited from “great mentoring” during his years as a clinical psychology student, he is doing the same for today‘s TCS students.
Dr. White (Psy.D. ‘93) maintains a dual role that facilitates his ability to provide clinical training opportunities and realworld experience. A member of The Chicago School faculty since 1996, he is also a practicing clinical psychologist at Community Mental Health Council (CMHC), where he was recently promoted to associate vice president of …
It was, literally, a new beginning—for children who pulled crayons and pencil boxes from backpacks; for parents
whose faces reflected the hope they had for their children, and for staff who shared the exhilaration of a new academic
adventure—one that they unanimously expect to leave an indelible mark on the educational landscape in Chicago.