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    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • (In)Justice for All Film Festival (+)

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall
    17 N Dearborn Chicago, ID

    Join us for our second annual (In)Justice for All Film Festival. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been thrust into our vernacular in recent years, typically as it relates to veterans returning from war. IPSSJ presents 2 short films that will challenge your moral compass as PTSD plays a role in one man's crushing and brings PTSD home to our neighborhoods where violence can seem like war . . . except that it never ends. These bookend short documentaries will provide rich soil for the panel disucssion to follow. Panelists include Adler University's Dr. Grady Osten-Garner, Chris Patterson of CeaseFire and Joshua Brooks of Cure Violence.

  • Finals Week Activities: Massage (+)

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Center

    Enjoy free 15-minute massages to de-stress during finals week. Join us 4/14 in the Wellness Room from noon to 2 p.m.

  • Open House: Chicago (+)

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    Our Open Houses are a great opportunity to meet with our core faculty to ask them questions directly about the programs we offer. In addition, you will hear from integral campus services such as Admissions, Adler Institutes, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs.

    Open House Agenda:

    Check-in: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Speakers: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Tours of Campus: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Open House with Core Faculty: 11:30am - 12:30pm

    RSVP here or email

  • Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Third Annual Adler Abilities Symposium (+)

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall
    17 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL

    The Adler Abilities Symposium is an event that works to foster a deeper understanding of the issues that persons with disabilities face and overcome daily. Through guest presentations from Chicago community members, non-profits, students, as well as artistic performances, the Abilities Symposium's primary focus is on ability, resilience, and available resources within the Chicago community that assist persons with disabilities specifically focusing on sport, physical activity, and workplace resources.

    Registration is free and opens at 12:30 p.m. outside of Community Hall. Attendees from outside of the Adler Community please RSVP by Friday, April 10 by emailing Tanya Prewitt-White.

  • Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Chicago Information Session (+)

    2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus

    The Office of Admissions invites you to join us for an Information Session! At an Information Session, you will meet one of our Admissions Counselors and receive a tour of the campus. Following the tour, Admissions Counselors will review program information and answer questions for those who are interested. Tours will begin promptly at 2 p.m., so please allow plenty of time to arrive to campus.

    RSVP online or email

  • Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Online Information Session (+)

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus


    Adler University's Vancouver Campus is hosting a Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Online Information Session. This event is open to everyone and is a great opportunity for out-of-town prospective students to learn more about the Art Therapy program and interact with the program's faculty and staff. The event will be facilitated by Duanita Eleniak, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Program Director, and Yubai Liu, Admissions Advisor. A range of topics will be discussed including admissions requirements, practicum, program structure, and career options post-graduation.

    Registration is requested. Please RSVP online

  • Thursday, April 09, 2015

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week - Let's Discuss! (+)

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 16 - 118

    We will be showing 3-4 TED talks based around themes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and gender issues with open dialogue and discussion built in. The TED talk videos selected are short but powerful, and a great way to learn more, meet others who are passionate about this topic, and come up with the best ways to support our clients facing these issues. Free food and refreshments provided.

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015

  • Providing Therapy to Couples: How Trauma Can Affect a Relationship (+)

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    Dr. Ileana Ungureanu, LMFT and Core Faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy Department, will be discussing trauma as it relates to couples therapy. This online event is designed for prospective students who are interested in learning about couple and family therapy and is a unique opportunity to engage with faculty and students at Adler University. There will be a Q&A following the presentation about the topic of trauma and how it connects with Adler University’s Couple and Family Therapy programs.

    RSVP is requested. Register online.

  • Common Hour: Animal Assisted Therapy (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Join Adler University professor, Sandra Kakacek, Ph.D., and alumna Kristen Markovich, Psy.D. ’11, for a special Common Hour presentation on the use of animals in a therapeutic setting. Dr. Kakacek will share her experience in working with mini-equines and Dr. Markovich will describe her work with her dog, a mini-Australian shepherd. Both animals will be on campus for the presentation.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week - Wear Teal! (+)

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Show us your teal! Wear teal on this day to bring awareness to sexual assault and support the It's On Us movement by uploading a picture to your social media account and Snapchat of you in your teal and use the hashtag #ItsOnUsAdler– visit the website or come to our other events during the week for information about the social movement and how to get involved. Take the Pledge at

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015

  • Couple & Family Therapy Student Organization Alumni Panel (+)

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Three Adler University alumni will share their experience and discuss what to expect in pursuing a career in couple and family therapy. Topics that will be discussed include potential career paths and opportunities, and tips for navigating the licensure process.

    Our panelists are:

    • Madelyn Esposito, L.P.C, AMFT (MA ’12), School-Based Clinician, SGA Youth & Family Services
    • Kalli Rimikis-Kerr, L.M.F.T (M.A. ’89), Owner, City Therapy Center
    • Karen Washington (M.A.’12), Pre-Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Relationship Realty 312



  • Financial Aid Webinar (+)

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This webinar is open to prospective and current students who want to learn more information about loan repayment options, loan consolidation, and loan forgiveness programs. To RSVP, please register online. You will receive a confirmation email on the day of the webinar, just click the link included and follow the instructions to enter the webinar.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week - Tweet #ItsOnUs (+)

    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Use tweets, posts and status updates to spread the word about SAAM. Use the hashtags #ItsOnUsAdler #EndVictimBlaming #SAAM and #AdlerUniversity to increase followers For more information,

  • Monday, April 06, 2015

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week - Yoga Class (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Center

    Join us in meditation as we participate in Adler University's yoga class with instructor Laura Kacere. This yoga class will have a specific intention set at the beginning of class to remind us of those who have SURVIVED, found EMPOWERMENT, and displayed STRENGTH in the presence of violence.


  • Thursday, April 02, 2015

  • Art, Science & Spirituality: An integrated, holistic approach to diversity and social change (+)

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 7th Floor Community Room

    Diversity and social change efforts are essentially, well … about change. And those that take on this work are often passionate committed people who give 110% o themselves to the cause. Is it even possible to give more than 100%? And what happens when they do? What does this look like? This Adler University Colloquium Lecture is presented by Indy Batth.

    Through deep, collective conversations we will make links to science and spirituality, and discover what leadership, transition and change, and personal care have to do with moving diversity initiatives forward. Join me for this dynamic, interactive presentation as we explore the multiple factors that influence diversity and social change - like a puzzle, together we’ll put the pieces together to reveal the whole.

    RSVP is required. Please email

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015

  • What You Need To Succeed: Our Part-Time Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus

    Dr. Mark Bilkey, Co-Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, will discuss potential career opportunities within mental health counseling, practicum experience and program structure at Adler University.

    RSVP is requested. Please register online

  • Common Hour: Do you know your rights as a protester? (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Susan Ritacca, a member of the National Lawyers Guild and a staff attorney at First Defense Legal Aid, will speak with students, staff, and faculty about their rights when participating in protests. Refreshments will be served.

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

  • Why Military Psychology? "The Growing Need for Psychologists in the Military" (+)

    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Chicago Campus

    Dr. Grady Osten-Garner Jr., Retired Army Reserve Captain and Coordinator of the Military Track in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, will present on the importance of psychologists in the military and how Adler University has unique training focus on Military Psychology. This presentation will be conducted online. 

    RSVP requested. Register online

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