Past Events

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Meeting public safety challenges
with socially just solutions.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Information Session: All Programs (+)

    2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Office of Admissions invites you to join us for an Information Session! At an Information Session, you will meet one of our Admissions Counselors and receive a tour of the campus. Following the tour, Admissions Counselors will review program information and answer questions for those who are interested. Tours will begin promptly at 2:00pm, so please allow plenty of time to arrive to campus.

    RSVP here or email admissions@adler.edu.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Self-Defense (+)

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room



    Mark Lecker teaches participants how to be safe in an urban environment. He focuses on protecting yourself using a combination of targeted punches and kicks through a variety of martial arts movements. His practice is defensive not offensive. Mark teaches maneuvers, which will keep you out of harm’s way by blocking an attacker.

    Self-defense will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
     

  • United States Veterans Arts Program (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 16-114



    Carol Williams from the United States Veterans Arts Program (USVAP) will be coming to speak. The USVAP is a Chicago-based non-profit 501c-3 organization that has melded contemporary veterans issues with community-based support, in order to highlight one of the most crucial concerns of our times: improving the health of the military and veteran population that suffers not only from physical disabilities, but also from PTSD and other mental health needs.

  • Foundation Adlerian Principles and their Application to Organizational Development (+)

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, Community Room



    Foundational Adlerian Principles will first be presented including socially imbedded, self-determining and creative, goal directed or teleological, growth model and striving for significance, and holism. Two lines of movement will be discussed (vertical and horizontal) along with their implications related to growth and full potential. Finally, Dr. Colker will highlight five case example where Adlerian approaches were successfully applied.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Participants will learn the foundational principles of Adlerian Psychology and their relevance in the practice of Organizational Psychology
    • Participants will understand the application of Adlerian Psychology through a number of case examples.

    Dr. Jay Colker is currently the Director of the Center for Adlerian Research and Practice and the Director of the Masters of Counseling and Organizational Psychology Program at the Adler School of Professional Psychology . Dr. Colker maintains an OD consulting practice and is also the founder of Crowdsourced Coaching LLC (www.crowdsourcedcoaching.com). Dr. Colker has over 22 years of experience in executive coaching, leadership and management development, change management, organizational development, enhancing team effectiveness, and more. Dr. Colker has done international consulting in Mongolia, the Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and India. Dr. Colker holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, an MBA, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. He combines a core understanding of leadership, business, and psychology in a manner that allows him to effectively work with people from all backgrounds and experiences and to facilitate change from a system’s perspective.

    Please RSVP to mvezina@adler.edu. Please specify if you will be attending on campus or connecting remotely.

  • Career Networking Session: Center for Behavioral Medicine and Sport Psychology (+)

    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 15-101



    The office of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations invite Adler School students and alumni to this unique career development opportunity. Adler School alumnus Sara Buxton, M.A. ’12,  is the Co-Director of Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM.) Her presentation will include an overview of employment at the organization, interviewing guidance, and the latest on upcoming job openings.

    If you would like to attend the presentation, please RSVP to Student Affairs and indicate if you are a student or alumni.

     

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    9:30 AM - 12:30 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 ISE@adler.edu.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Maximizing Results and Engagement in the Workplace: Online Open House (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Online

     

    Please join us to learn more about the Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

    Dr. Michelle Dennis, Program Director, will discuss curriculum, program format, potential professions and how a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Adler can help professionals develop the skills necessary to be a positive agent of change within an organization.

    RSVP is requested. Register online.

  • Common Hour: Institutional Strategic Planning (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall


    Hosted by the Office of the President, this common hour will discuss the upcoming institutional strategic plan. More details to come.

  • National Philanthropy Day Celebration (+)

    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Alfred's Cafe



    Come celebrate National Philanthropy Day. Learn about how much philanthropy has done for the Adler School. Students can enjoy some treats and say thank you to the donors that make all of this possible.

  • Adopt-A-Family: Donation Opportunity (+)

    - Friday, December 05, 2014
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Library
    17 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL



    Adler Psi Chi is sponsoring a family this holiday season. Donation information can be found in the Adler library during the library's hours of operation. Here is some information about one family in need: Tara is a 37 year old married mother of three children, ages 8-16 years old and the grandmother of a one year old little boy. Tara was recently release from prison earlier this year due to an unfortunate situation that caused her be incarcerated for a year. While incarcerated, Tara's children were cared for by family members and her husband. Tara has assumed that responsibility and also takes care of her disabled husband who because of his disability is unable to work. Please stop by the library to learn more. Donation opportunities are available until Dec. 5.

    If you have questions, please email psichi@adler.edu.

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • Zumba (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room



    Andrea DiRosa provides a mid-week energy boost. This fun and easy to follow cardio dance class combines high-energy and motivating Latin music with unique moves and combinations that make you forget you’re working out.

    Zumba will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
     

  • Careers in Criminology (+)

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Online



    The employment landscape for those trained in criminology is ever-widening. Dr. Rachel Johnston, Program Director for the Master of Arts in Criminology program will discuss what criminology is and explore different career paths.

    RSVP is requested. Reigster online.

     

  • Open House: Chicago (+)

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chicago Campus



    Our Open Houses are a great opportunity to meet with our core faculty to ask them questions directly about the programs we offer. In addition, you will hear from integral campus services such as Admissions, Adler Institutes, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs.
    Open House Agenda:

    Check-in: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Speakers: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Tours of Campus: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Open House with Core Faculty: 11:30am - 12:30pm

    RSVP here or email admissions@adler.edu.

  • Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Yoga (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room



    Leilanii Mesa is a registered yoga teacher, who has studied the practice for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her spiritual, mental and physical transformation with participants. Leilanii uses a gentle yet invigorating approach to relax the mind and body, as well as strengthen the body.

    Yoga will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
     

  • Saturday, November 08, 2014

  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (+)

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    This is a two-day training workshop to become certified in Positive Discipline Training, which is based on Adlerian based concepts and strategies. The workshop is offered in collaboration with Positive Discipline Association and the Center for Adlerian Research and Practice.

    For current Adler students the fee is $250. There are also special rates for groups. The early bird rates are vaild through Oct. 6. For more information and to register, click here.

    This two-day workshop is designed for new and experienced parent educators to gain the information and skills to become Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educators. The workshop provides effective tools and resources for therapists who want to offer Positive Discipline parenting classes for their clients and/or use Adlerian based concepts and strategies in their sessions. It supports school personnel, nurses, counselors, youth workers and others who deal with parents, children and young people; and it provides insight and strategies for parents with children of all ages who want to learn to parent effectively for today’s world. Participants will learn to facilitate experiential activities in group and individual settings. They will learn research-based, effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to build respectful relationships and use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time, neither punitive nor permissive. They will gain a set of resource materials adaptable for use with all age and focus groups; therapeutic relationships; parenting and mentor programs. Participants leave with the certification, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

    Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program; it emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. Parents love the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving Steps because this process provides a fun and effective way for them to get specific help with real problems.

    The workshop is facilitated by Dina Emser, MA, Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. Please email Dina  with any questions or special requests for group discounts. Please  email Dr. Jay Colker for overall program questions.

  • Friday, November 07, 2014

  • Information Session: All Programs (+)

    2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Office of Admissions invites you to join us for an Information Session! At an Information Session, you will meet one of our Admissions Counselors and receive a tour of the campus. Following the tour, Admissions Counselors will review program information and answer questions for those who are interested. Tours will begin promptly at 2:00pm, so please allow plenty of time to arrive to campus.

    RSVP here or email admissions@adler.edu.

  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (+)

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    This is a two-day training workshop to become certified in Positive Discipline Training, which is based on Adlerian based concepts and strategies. The workshop is offered in collaboration with Positive Discipline Association and the Center for Adlerian Research and Practice.

    For current Adler students the fee is $250. There are also special rates for groups. The early bird rates are vaild through Oct. 6. For more information and to register, click here.

    This two-day workshop is designed for new and experienced parent educators to gain the information and skills to become Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educators. The workshop provides effective tools and resources for therapists who want to offer Positive Discipline parenting classes for their clients and/or use Adlerian based concepts and strategies in their sessions. It supports school personnel, nurses, counselors, youth workers and others who deal with parents, children and young people; and it provides insight and strategies for parents with children of all ages who want to learn to parent effectively for today’s world. Participants will learn to facilitate experiential activities in group and individual settings. They will learn research-based, effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to build respectful relationships and use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time, neither punitive nor permissive. They will gain a set of resource materials adaptable for use with all age and focus groups; therapeutic relationships; parenting and mentor programs. Participants leave with the certification, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

    Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program; it emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. Parents love the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving Steps because this process provides a fun and effective way for them to get specific help with real problems.

    The workshop is facilitated by Dina Emser, MA, Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. Please email Dina  with any questions or special requests for group discounts. Please  email Dr. Jay Colker for overall program questions.
     

  • Thursday, November 06, 2014

  • Self-Defense (+)

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room



    Mark Lecker teaches participants how to be safe in an urban environment. He focuses on protecting yourself using a combination of targeted punches and kicks through a variety of martial arts movements. His practice is defensive not offensive. Mark teaches maneuvers, which will keep you out of harm’s way by blocking an attacker.

    Self-defense will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
     

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014

  • Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Online



    Traumatic brain injury is one of the invisible wounds of war, and one of the signature injuries of troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dr. Troiani, Program Director for the Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology program, will discuss how traumatic brain injuries have affected our veterans and what is being done to help provide resources and support to treat this condition.

    RSVP is requested. Register online.

  • Common Hour: Mental Health in Shangri-La (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    As counseling is becoming increasingly internationalized, guidelines for developing and implementing counseling delivery systems in low resource settings are needed. Dr. Brian Price will discuss the development of international counseling systems from the perspective of his recent work in the Kingdom of Bhutan. As a society-in-transition, Bhutan faces multiple challenges that impact the well-being of individuals. These include among others, a growing population and urban migration, a shift from communal to individualist values, growing consumerism, and a shift from extended to nuclear family structures. This presentation will address the goals, objectives and strategies of the development of clinical counseling services in the country to address these societal problems. Dr. Price will also answer questions on the development of a special topics course that will permit Adler’s counseling and public policy students to complete a four week service project in Bhutan during the Summer II term.This common hour presentation is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014

  • Zumba (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room



    Andrea DiRosa provides a mid-week energy boost. This fun and easy to follow cardio dance class combines high-energy and motivating Latin music with unique moves and combinations that make you forget you’re working out.

    Zumba will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
     

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