The Adler School of Professional Psychology announces that Wendy Paszkiewicz, Psy.D, has been promoted to Vice President of Community Engagement and Training, a newly created position overseeing the graduate school’s steadily growing partnerships with more than 700 international, regional and community-based health and human service agencies.
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“Community engagement is one of the three outcomes specified in the Adler School’s mission and vision statements, and I have decided to elevate attention to this area through the new position of a vice president of community engagement and training,” said Adler School President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D.
“Wendy has served on the School’s Leadership Team since 2009, and is an important figure nationally in psychology education and training. Her record of superior performance at the Adler School ideally suits her to this important strategic role with our community partners.”
Paszkiewicz joined the Adler School in 2004, most recently serving as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Previously, she served as Director of the Office of Training and the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.
A member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association, Paszkiewicz currently serves as President of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. In September, she was awarded the Education Advocacy Grassroots Distinguished Service Award by the American Psychology Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs at its 2011 Education Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
In her new role as Vice President of Communication Engagement and Training, among her responsibilities, Paszkiewicz will oversee the Adler School’s LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center and the Adler Child Guidance Center.
She will also oversee School’s Division of Integrated Community Engagement and Adler Community Health Services. Last year, primarily through these two divisions, Adler School students provided more than 650,000 direct service hours to advance community health in collaboration with the School’s partnering community agencies.
For example, student clinicians-in-training and staff psychologists through Adler Community Health Services provide psychological services—including more than 13,000 consultations, programs and assessments a year—to underserved populations at two residential rehabilitation centers for formerly incarcerated adults; two transition centers for incarcerated adults; and two federally qualified health centers. ACHS clinicians and clinicians-in-training also provides mental health services at an Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice youth center.
The Adler School Division of Integrated Community Engagement focuses student service and training on underserved populations through Community Service and Community Engagement practicums, clinical practicums, and internships at more than 400 community sites.
About the Adler School of Professional Psychology
The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a Scholar/Practitioner model for more than 50 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who continue the visionary work of Alfred Adler throughout the world. The Adler School offers 13 graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.
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