Marla Vannucci, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"I strive to motivate students to think beyond   
conventional and traditional service delivery  
models and to help them identify ways in  
which they can make a contribution  
to their communities." 
-Marla Vannucci, Ph.D.

"I strive to motivate students to think beyond
conventional and traditional service delivery
models and to help them identify ways in
which they can make a contribution
to their communities."
-Marla Vannucci, Ph.D.

Marla Vannucci, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, Psy.D. Program

It is not only my mission to teach the subject matter of our field, but also to assist each student in developing a professional identity and personal ideology about human behavior and the nature of change. I encourage students to be collaborative in the learning process, and I strive to put knowledge in context so students understand the full impact of mental health issues in communities. I respect and incorporate students’ diverse perspectives and experiences. My role extends beyond the classroom and beyond graduation. Faculty members are mentors and role models, and we help students to develop the ethical and professional framework that will guide their future work. My areas of interest and expertise include supervision and clinical training, couple and family systems, work and mental health, parenting and transition to motherhood, and trauma.

In the classroom, I aim to be engaging, approachable, knowledgeable, and open to new ideas. In and out of the classroom, I encourage students to understand the cultural, political, and socio-economic contexts of their work. I strive to motivate students to think beyond conventional and traditional service delivery models and to help them identify ways in which they can make a contribution to their communities.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4350) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University
  • B.A., Psychology, New York University

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

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  • Vannucci, M., Nichols, L, Saigal, S., & Whiteside, D. (expected 2014, May). Application of an Integrated Assessment and Administrative Supervision Model: Structure, Process, and Outcomes. Symposium to be presented at the American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Nichols, L., Vannucci, M., Saigal, S. & Whiteside, D. (2014, January). Multicultural Competence in Psychological Assessment Supervision. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Vannucci, M. & Soriano, J. (2012, July). Evidence-based practices for clinical supervision in a changing mental health world. Workshop presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Vannucci, M. (2011, October). The highly effective clinical supervisor. Continuing education workshop presented at Oakton Community College Continuing Education for Health Professionals Program, Des Plaines, IL.
  • Vannucci, M. & Morea, M. (2011, August). Supervision skills for early career psychologists. Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association, 119th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Vannucci, M. & Morea, M. (2011, January). Developing leaders and linkages: Creation of the post-doctoral fellowship in academic community leadership. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, San Juan, PR.
  • Vannucci, M. (2008, November). Challenges in supervision: Students with problems of professional competence. Presented at the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites (ACEPT) Quarterly Meeting, Chicago, IL.