Douglas Craig, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

"My classroom is an opportunity for   
exploration, inquiry, clarification, and  
mentorship." Douglas Craig

"My classroom is an opportunity for
exploration, inquiry, clarification, and
mentorship." Douglas Craig

Douglas Craig, Psy.D.
Core Faculty, M.A. in Police Psychology Program

My interest and general practice tends to focus on forensic and police psychology, focusing on both treatment and assessment within these populations. Examples of these areas include evaluations of public safety personnel, including pre-employment psychological screening, fitness for duty evaluations, and specialty team assignments such as SWAT teams or bomb squad, as well as competency to stand trial and insanity at time of offence evaluations. Treatment areas of interest tend to focus on stress related issues, anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse. 

Molded by the philosophy that “high expectations result in high achievement,” my classroom is much more than a setting where material is learned; it is an opportunity for exploration, inquiry, clarification, and most importantly growth. Given this, I favor a collaborative approach, combining each other’s energy and passion with inquiry and skill development. While expectations are high, this nonthreatening environment results in the development of critical thinking and introspection.

I choose to contribute to the Adler School team because of our dedication to community and social justice. The active engagement and mentorship we provide to students stands out, and Adler feels like a natural match for me.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4319) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education 

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A., Cultural Anthropology/Psychology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Licensure

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Illinois)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Psychologists in Public Service, Police and Public Safety Section (APA Div. 18)
  • The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
  • The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2)

Select Presentations

  • The Psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluation: Processes, Ethics, and Case Study Analysis, Center for Applied Psychology and Forensic Studies, August 2010
  • Responding to Domestic Violence Calls: Psychological Considerations, Chicago Police Department, June 2010
  • An introduction to Psychological Evaluations of Law Enforcement Officers, Center for Applied Psychology and Forensic Studies, June 2010
  • Forensic Psychology: Definitions and Directions, Inter-College Psychology Committee of the City Colleges of Chicago (IPC-CCC), April 2010
  • Police Psychology and Trauma, Adler School of Professional Psychology, April 2010