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

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 »

Diving Into the Digital Storytelling of Social Change Magazine
Marketing & Communication / Social Justice

Diving Into the Digital Storytelling of Social Change Magazine

As Adler University’s Associate Director of Communications, Evan Bryson helped facilitate the creation of Social Change magazine. In what ways does an online magazine facilitate activism? How do you hope readers navigate and leverage the new platform? It’s like the Washington Post’s masthead says, “Democracy dies in the dark.” Movements, manifestos, research, reportage — those … Continue reading »

Adlerians React to White Supremacy Violence in Charlottesville
Adlerian Leaders / Social Justice

Adlerians React to White Supremacy Violence in Charlottesville

Adler University’s mission is to advance social justice. Our institution has consistently taken a stand against the kind of injustice seen in the past week’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia — From our iconoclast Alfred Adler denouncing Nazis in the early 1930s; to our founder, Rudolf Dreikurs, writing about issues of inequality in the 1970s; to our president, Raymond Crossman, … Continue reading »

Refugees Remind Us ‘Surrendering is Not an Option’
In The Classroom / Social Justice

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
In The Classroom

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 »

Together, Let’s Fill the Resources Void for Young Adults With Autism
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Together, Let’s Fill the Resources Void for Young Adults With Autism

Alice McCutcheon is a third-year clinical doctoral student in Adler University’s Psy.D. program. Her studies center on child and youth psychology and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism. My journey helping children diagnosed as autistic began in 2009. I was an undergraduate English and psychology student at Otterbein University. First, I began working with children who were facing Autism … Continue reading »

Hard-Earned Ultra-Marathon Lessons Are Not Left at the Finish Line
In The Classroom

Hard-Earned Ultra-Marathon Lessons Are Not Left at the Finish Line

Emma Hart is a first-year Adler University student pursuing a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in sport and health psychology. She recently reflected on her journey training for, and completing an ultra-marathon. Goal setting and decision-making are two vital mental skills; both in sport, and in life. After I decided to run a 100-kilometer … Continue reading »