Adler Students Rally Support for Puerto Rico and Mexico Disaster Relief
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Adler Students Rally Support for Puerto Rico and Mexico Disaster Relief

Whether in their own back yards or halfway around the world, Adler University students are committed to creating positive change. Among their current efforts is a months-long push to gather much-needed resources for residents who are wading through the aftermath of natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. The need for donations will remain high leading up to … Continue reading »

Unity, Positivity and Resolutions ‘Blanket’ Chicago Campus Community
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Unity, Positivity and Resolutions ‘Blanket’ Chicago Campus Community

“You are enough.” “Bloom.” “You decide.” “The world is better because you’re in it.” “Inclusion.” “You gotta nourish to flourish.” “Peace by Piece.” These are just a few of the many expressions Adler University Chicago community members are using to mark the end of one year and start of a new one. The phrases, drawings … Continue reading »

Artist Makeba Kedem-Dubose Makes ‘The Best of Blue’ During 8-Year Battle With Depression
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Artist Makeba Kedem-Dubose Makes ‘The Best of Blue’ During 8-Year Battle With Depression

Even amidst seemingly insurmountable challenges, you have the power to achieve, grow and ultimately, triumph. At least that’s according to Chicago native and artist Makeba Kedem-Dubose. She did exactly that, she says, when she chronicled her eight-year journey through depression and created, “The Best of Blue: A Work in Progress.” The piece debuted this month on … Continue reading »

Incorporating Spirituality When Creating Culturally Considerate Programs
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Incorporating Spirituality When Creating Culturally Considerate Programs

Sara Sherman is a Psy.D. student currently completing her final year through Adler University’s Chicago campus. She was one of three winners of the 2016-2017 Student Affairs Essay Contest, which centered on spirituality and social justice. Sherman is also a doctoral clinical psychology resident in Advocate Health Care’s Childhood Trauma Treatment Program. Social justice was … Continue reading »

Spirituality and Individual Health: Meditation, Itself, Cannot Save the Lonely Soul
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Spirituality and Individual Health: Meditation, Itself, Cannot Save the Lonely Soul

Alyssa Murdocco is a third-year Adler University Vancouver student pursuing a master’s degree in counselling psychology. She was one of three winners of the 2016-2017 Student Affairs Essay Contest centered on spirituality and social justice. The following is a version of her essay in which she reflects on an experience that stemmed from her introductory course on addictive disorders. I set out to … Continue reading »

Refugees Remind Us ‘Surrendering is Not an Option’
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Refugees Remind Us ‘Surrendering is Not an Option’

Marisol Bucio is a current Adler University student pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health. She works with refugees in Chicago, and was selected this past spring for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program led by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Bucio will receive funding and training to facilitate her education and service to underserved minority populations. … Continue reading »

Sport & Health Psych Playbook: Addressing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the NFL
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Sport & Health Psych Playbook: Addressing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the NFL

Josh Zettel is a second-year Adler University student pursuing a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in sport and health psychology. A recent report confirmed what health professionals have long considered among the most serious concerns about contact sports: All but one athlete in a group of former NFL players who had donated their brains … Continue reading »