Cristina Cox, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"The Adler School’s social justice focus closely aligns  
with my commitment to socially responsible practice 
and incorporating competence in working with diverse 
and underserved communities."

"The Adler School’s social justice focus closely aligns
with my commitment to socially responsible practice
and incorporating competence in working with diverse
and underserved communities."

Cristina Cox, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, Psy.D. Program

As a long standing member of the Adler faculty, I am involved in teaching and training students in a variety of areas and my interests include clinical child psychology, child development, and assessment. Additionally, I have teaching and research expertise in areas of cultural and individual diversity, particularly bilingual learning and assessment, Latino/a mental health and multicultural treatment models. 

In training future psychologists, I emphasize developing awareness of the impact of diversity and systemic and structural influences as well as the integration of power and privilege issues. I am also directly involved in clinical training and supervision in my role as Training Director for our Adler Juvenile Justice Internship program,  a collaboration with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, providing training opportunities within a juvenile correctional setting.

The Adler School’s social justice focus closely aligns with my commitment to socially responsible practice and incorporating competence in working with diverse and underserved communities.

Please e-mail 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

  • Illinois Psychological Association (Diversity Liaison)
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association
  • Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia (SIP)-Interamerican Psychological Society

 Select Presentations

  • Minority Youth in Special Education: Reducing Overrepresentation through Collaboration (with, Garcia, C.J and Georgator, A.). Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention, Schaumburg, Illinois, November 2012.
  • Trauma in Juvenile Justice Youth. SIP International conference, Medellin, Colombia, June, 2011.
  • Limitations of Mental Health Resources in Low Socioeconomic Neighborhoods (with Dyson, Bolden, Digby, Link and Robinson), Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention (IPA), Chicago, Illinois. November 2011.
  • Juvenile Justice: Training Model for Social Responsibility and Service to Marginalized Populations,  SIP International Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 2009.
  • Holistic mental health services with HIV positive, substance abusing clients in the Latino/a community. Conference of the Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia (SIP), Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 2009.

Professional Honors and Appointments

  • Illinois Psychological Association- Co-Chair as Diversity Liaison to the American Psychological Association. ( Appointment 2009-2012)
  • APA State Leadership Conference- Washington DC (March, 2011 and 2012)- Selected and funded by APA as Diversity Delegate from Illinois
  • NCSPP – Elected Ethnic, Racial Diversity Committee Chair, Executive Council, 2001-2004