Cristina Cox, Ph.D. Director of Training

Adler Community Health Services

"Adler University’s social justice mission
closely aligns with my commitment to
fostering socially responsible practice."

– Cristina Cox, Ph.D.

Cristina Cox, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Division of Juvenile Justice

Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1978

A practitioner-scholar specializing in child clinical psychology, Dr. Cox has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents. She has clinical experience in a variety of community service settings, working in inpatient and outpatient care with youth and in correctional settings.

As an educator, Dr. Cox is a professor of doctorate-level courses in child and adolescent development, advanced child and adolescent psychotherapy, cultural differences, and minority youth treatment issues. A bilingual practitioner, Dr. Cox has extensive experience treating and assessing children and adolescents, and has worked with Migrant Head Start and community mental health centers serving predominately Latinx communities. For more than 20 years she has partnered with various school districts, and currently is a consultant on bilingual assessment for educational institutions.

An active leader and research advocate in psychology, Dr. Cox serves on the Council of Illinois Psychological Association (IPA), and has been invited to present at the state, national and international levels. She was the Diversity Chair on the Executive Committee of National Council of Schools in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), and has been an invited speaker at the NCSPP Annual Conference and international conventions on diversity and training in forensic settings. For four consecutive years, Dr. Cox was nominated and selected by the American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Directorate as Diversity Delegate to the State Leadership Conference; she also collaborated with the Education Directorate to maximize funding for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Please email or call me 312.662.4336 if you have questions or would like more information.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago
  • B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association (NLPA)
  • Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP)

Select Presentations

  • Cox, C., Garcia, C.J., & Georgator, A. (2012, November). Minority youth in special education: Reducing overrepresentation through collaboration. Presentation at the Annual Convention of Illinois Psychological Association (IPA). Schaumburg, Illinois.
  • Cox, C., Dyson, V., Bolden, M., Digby, H. M., Link, M., & Robinson, K.D. (2011, November). Limitations of mental health resources in low socioeconomic neighborhoods. Presentation at the Annual Convention of Illinois Psychological Association (IPA). Chicago, Illinois.
  • Cox, C. Trauma in juvenile justice youth. (2011, November). Presentation at the International Conference of Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP). Medellin, Colombia.
  • Cox, C. Juvenile justice: Training model for social responsibility and service to marginalized populations. (2009, July). Presentation at International Conference of Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP). Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Cox, C. Holistic mental health services with HIV-positive, substance-abusing clients in the Latino/a community. (2009, July). Presentation at International Conference of Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP). Guatemala City, Guatemala.