Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists." - Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D.

"Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists." - Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D.

Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling Program

I believe teaching is a privilege and a great responsibility; therefore, I bring passion and energy to courses I teach. I believe that all students have the ability to achieve. My hope is for students to finish each course having done self-exploration that leads to a new or deeper understanding of themselves and the world. I believe that marriage and family therapists have a responsibility to not only know their craft but also know themselves because they are the tool that is brought into the therapy room.

Self-of-the-therapist training is an important aspect of developing future family therapists. It is essential that students learn their own values, beliefs, and growing edges. The best way for students to do this is by examining the effects different dimensions of culture (i.e. race, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, and gender) have on their lives and their worldview.

I value the relational exploration of self, other and context in order to learn the necessary skills to work effectively with diverse couples and families. Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists. The recent research and work that I am most excited about is exploring African Americans experiences with family therapy. Specifically, I am interested in exploring barriers to therapy and potential strategies for engagement. In addition, I explore issues of grief and loss within the context of couples and families.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4326) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University
  • BS, Psychology- Bio-Evolutionary option,The Pennsylvania State University

Licensure

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • International Family Therapy Association

Select Publications

  • Hall, C. A., & Sandberg, J. G. (in-press). We Shall Overcome: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of African Americans Who Overcame Barriers to Engage in Family Therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy.
  • Awosan, C., Sandberg, J.G., & Hall, C. A. (2011) Understanding the Experience of Black Clients in Marriage and Family Therapy. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 37: 153–168.

Select Presentations

  • Hall, C. A. (2012). Holding on Together – A Family Grief Journey. Brief Report at IFTA World Congress, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Hall, C. A & Todd, T. (2012).All Couples Are Multi-Cultural: Helping Couples Manage Differences & Find Common Ground. Workshop at IFTA World Congress, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L. (2011) Till Death: Grief and the Impact on the Couple Relationship. Workshop at AAMFT National Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L. (2011) Helping Grieving Hearts Heal: Working With Bereaved Youth and their Families. Workshop at IFTA World Congress, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.
  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L. (2010) Healing Young Hearts: Transforming the Future of Bereaved Youth. Seminar at AAMFT National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Awosan, C. I., & Hall, C. A.(2009). Family Therapy with Black Families: Implications for Effective Therapy. Poster session at NCFR, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hall, C. A. (2009). Racial Discourse: Perspectives from African American Clients. Poster session at AAMFT National Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Awosan, C. I., Sandberg, J.G., & Hall, C. A. (2008). Understanding the Experience of Black Clients in Marriage and Family Therapy. Poster session AAMFT National Conference, Austin, TX.

Awards

  • Syracuse University Social Justice Award, 2006