Between 10 and 12 students in the Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Marital and Family Therapy programs will make up the initial practicum cohort, each working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist to assess and participate in treatment plans for clients of the Anne Douglas Center for Women.
Dr. Claude Barbre, associate professor, Clinical Psychology, Chicago, interviewed directors and producers in January 2012 as part of The Chicago School’s Cultural Impact Conference in Chicago.
Dr. James F. Iaccino, associate professor, Forensic Psychology, Chicago, and Jenna Dondero, professor, Forensic Psychology, Chicago, presented “It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, The Superman Mythos Revisited” at TCSPP’s Cultural Impact Conference.
Research co-supervised by Dr. Claude Barbre has joined a growing body of empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of play therapy for children. During his tenure as executive director of the Harlem Family Institute, Dr. Barbre, with HFI Research Coordinator Jill Barbre, helped launch a study in 2003 in which therapists incorporated play therapy in sessions with children from Harlem-area schools.
Dr. Joseph White, pioneer of the Black Psychology movement, delivered a multicampus lecture to Chicago School students on Feb. 17 in Washington, D.C. His address, “Black Psychology: A Historical Review and Outline of Today’s Challenges,” was streamed live via the Internet, allowing students in Chicago and Los Angeles to watch, listen, and participate interactively.
A new partnership has Chicago School students taking on an unexpected task. Working with local theater company Erasing the Distance (ETD), dozens of students have been crafting dramatic monologues based on in-depth interviews with people with mental disorders—and many of them have found their way to the stage.
For The Chicago School, it’s the end of an era.
After more than two decades on the Board of Trustees, Ricardo Grunsten is stepping down as its longest-serving member and relinquishing the chairman’s gavel he has so adeptly wielded for 13 years. He leaves behind a markedly different institution than the one he joined as a novice trustee in 1990—one that will long bear the evidence of his insight and business savvy.
“During Ricardo’s tenure, The Chicago School has grown from a small regional graduate school with a single campus and fewer …
Election Year 2012—as contentious a chapter in American politics as we have seen in recent history. It is now—in the months leading up to our November trek to the polls—that the typical voter is analyzing the candidates, weighing their stands on issues that run the gamut from a struggling economy to a raft of sticky social issues, and deciding who is best qualified to occupy the Oval Office, the governor’s mansion, or a coveted congressional seat.
It’s an image that, once seen, is hard to forget. A small, freckle-faced girl—the very embodiment of innocence—counting each petal that she removes from a daisy…her careful recitation soon drowned out by an ominous male voice counting backward to zero, her determined expression dissolving into a mushroom cloud that fills the screen.
To many of us in professional psychology, politics—and the endless implications it holds for our chosen field—is an area of ultimate intrigue. In this—another presidential election year, when so much of our future rides on the decisions that we make individually and collectively—we at INSIGHT wanted to explore the issues and the interconnections as thoroughly as possible.