Past Events

Meeting public safety challenges 
with socially just solutions.

Meeting public safety challenges
with socially just solutions.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • LGBT Healthcare Curriculum Electives 2014 (+)

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, 15th Floor



    Kevin Osten-Garner, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Division of Community Engagement, is facilitating a discussion on integrating LGBT competencies into health curricula through his role as an member of the Chicago Department of Public Health’s LGBT Health Advisory Council. The event will include a multidisciplinary (or interprofessional to get hip with the new lingo) panel to discuss the need across health disciplines, and methods that have been successful and challenging in implementing change.

    RSVP is requested, register here.   

    This workshop is offering CE credits for in-person attendance only. The event can also be accessed online.


  • Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Powerful Communications (+)

    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    Today more than ever, when jobs are no longer guaranteed for life, when more and more of us take an entrepreneurial approach to career, it is important to have a compelling answer to the question, "so, what do you do?"  Getting the word out about who you are and how you contribute is at the heart of the job search process.  In this workshop you will learn what makes a powerful statement of value and how to deliver it in a way that will help you with branding and positioning on your resume and Linkedin profiles.

    This workshop will be presented by David Kaiser, Ph.D., ACC, CEO of Dark Matter Consulting.

    Cost: $10. Current students may attend for free if registered in advance.

    Click here to register.

    The Alumni Board is pleased to sponsor professional development workshops and works to offset costs associated with this valuable resource.  The $10 fee covers the workshop and includes a $5 gift to the Adler School Scholarship Fund.  Current students may attend for free if registered in advance.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • Career Directions Workshop: Tom Mastandrea (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 16-103



    Tom Mastandrea, the President of Human Resources Concepts Ltd., is coming to the Adler School. Mr. Mastandrea has 30 years of experience in consulting and human resource management, specializing in executive search, leadership development, organizational transformation, and coaching.

    Mastandrea will provide valuable insight into finding your dream job after graduation, and also share his knowledge about career options in the organizational field. Topics on career directions will include:      

    • finding your strengths
    • telling your story
    • presenting yourself to the market

    Sponsored by the Society of Organizational Psychology. Please RSVP to                                         


  • Celebrating Women’s Empowerment (+)

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    At the Adler School, we frequently discuss topics around social justice, empowering those who need our help, and envisioning a just future. Amidst the realm of social justice fall the inequalities between men and women, the outdated stereotypes that still dictate job choices for many women today and the tolerance by men and women alike.

    Two of our students, Cori Schild and Caitlin Higgins, have worked to create an event that not only raises awareness of the struggles women face, but to build courage within those who act on their behalf. 

    The Adler School community is invited to a very special event to hear the stories of those who have overcome barriers and stereotypes, broken through glass ceilings to achieve their dreams, and of those who helped along the way.

    Featured Panelists

    • Wendy Paszkiewicz, Psy.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Kevin Osten-Garner, Psy.D., Assoc. Vice President
    • Monique Jimenez, Psy.D. Assoc. Department Chair, Psy.D Program
    • Michelle Kerulis, Ed.D., Program Director, Sport & Health Psychology

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  • Adler International Learning Exchange: Concurrent Disorders: Barriers at the intersection of care and social context Session 1 (+)

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Online, Chicago



    Please join us for an Annual Learning Exchange between the Adler School Chicago and Vancouver campuses. This is a three part series in which we will explore the barriers to care for those that experience concurrent disorders. Many individuals struggle with Mental Illness(es) and other social stressors such as homelessness, substance abuse, and other co-occurring health problems; which creates a diminished quality of life for affected individuals. This International Learning Exchange will allow us all to explore more about current treatment trends, social contexts that impact individuals living with concurrent disorders and to develop ideas about how to implement new strategies to reduce barriers to care.

    First Session:
    Lori Rock, M.A. (RCC), will deliver a presentation on Concurrent Disorders and barriers to treatment live from the Vancouver Campus. She will provide insight into treatment trends as well as gaps in services. Both audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. This presentation will broadcast to the Chicago campus.

    RSVP is requested.

  • EPPP Study Seminar (+)

    12:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 15-101



    Adler School alumni and students are invited to a special EPPP study seminar.  Dr. Nataka Moore will provide tips and insights to support preparation efforts for the exam.

    Please RSVP to

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Networking Session with Ada S. McKinley Community Services (+)

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago, Rm 15-101



    The Offce of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations are running a series of career development events to prepare students for life after graduation.  Join Margo Roethlisberger, VP of Program Operations for Behavioral Health & Clinical Services at Ada S. McKinley Community Services, to learn more about the life of a practitioner at a community partner, how to prepare yourself for a career, and upcoming job openings.

    To RSVP, email the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Adler Counseling Student Association hosts Brandon Marshall (+)

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    The Adler Counseling Student Association hosts Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall. Brandon Marshall will visit the Adler School to discuss his experiences with mental illness and to accept a donation for the Brandon Marshall Foundation.

    Registration is required due to limited capacity.

    There will be a minimum $5 donation to the Brandon Marshall Foundaiton is required.


  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014

  • Couples & Family Therapy Student Organization Alumni Panel (+)

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 15-101



    All members of the Adler School community are invited to attend an upcoming panel with three alumni of the M.A. in Couple and Family Therapy program. Alumni will provide students with an idea of what to expect when transitioning to career in the field and share ideas on future career possibilities.

    Panelists include:

    • Diane Bubeck, M.A.'99, L.M.F.T., R.D., C.L.T.; Owner, Diane Bubeck & Associates
    • Madelyn Esposito, M.A. '12, L.P.C, AMFT; School-Based Clinician, SGA Youth & Family Services
    • Bahareh Sahebi, M.A. '12; Doctoral Student, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

  • Monday, May 05, 2014

  • How Do Police Use Overt Surveillance Technology?: A Criminology Perspective (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM



    Dr. Rachel Johnston, Program Director of the Masters of Arts in Criminology program and former Director of Research and Development for the Chicago Police Department, will be discussing her research on Police Use of Overt Surveillance Technology during this online event.

    Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Part-Time Online Open House (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



    Learn more about the Adler School's Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and the part-time option.

    Dr. Mark Bilkey, Program Director for the part-time program, will be discussing program structure, practicum opportunities, and potential careers within mental health counseling.

    Admissions counselors will be discussing admissions requirements and the application process.

    Learn more and register

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Emergency Management and the Role of Higher Education (+)

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM



    Michael Schulz, Program Director for the Adler School's M.A. in Emergency Management Leadership program, will discuss the role of higher education as emergency management and homeland security become more prominent within our society.

    Please join us for an online webinar to find out more. RSVP here.

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