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    Friday, November 06, 2015

  • Introduction to Adlerian Philosophy (+)

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Join us for for the first workshop in the series entitled Applying Adlerian Principles in Clinical Supervision. Enhance your understanding of Individual Psychology (aka Adlerian) and its application in clinical work. Join other professionals in learning how to help counselors and therapists-in-training gain clinical proficiency in Individual Psychology. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Jon Carlson and Dr. Jay Colker.

    RSVP is required. Please reigster online.

    This workshop is free to attend, and participants will earn three  Continuing Education Credits. In our continuing series of workshops and webinars to enhance clinical supervision with Adlerian-oriented practicum and intern students, we are pleased to offer the free workshop.

    • Learn foundation Adlerian principles
    • Review the four-step Adlerian counseling process
    •  Gain an overview of the Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment (family constellation and early recollections) 
    • Hear examples of the application of these approaches in treatment 


  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015

  • Common Hour: Policy Advocacy in the Information Age: Lessons from the Chicago‚Äôs Million Dollar Blocks Project (+)

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

    Hosted by the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE). In the age of 24-hour news cycles and social media, what are best ways of getting policy messages across and building movements? We present the “Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks” project that documents how much money is spent locking up residents across the City of Chicago. It raises awareness about the issue of mass incarceration and advocates for policies that would reinvest money into disadvantaged communities. We highlight this and other examples of data-driven policy advocacy to consider the best approaches to public education, movement-building, and policy change.

    This Common Hour will be available online via Webex

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015

  • Vancouver Online Open House (+)

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, Online Webinar

    Join us for an online webinar to learn more about the Master of Public Policy & Administration program, with specializations in Immigration Policy & Practice and Social Change Leadership. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and interact with the program faculty. The event will be facilitated by Dr. Jaqueline Davidson, Program Diretor, Master of Public Policy & Administration program, and Yubai Liu, Admissions Advisor. A range of topics will be discussed from admissions requirements to clinical training, practicum, and internship.

    RSVP is requested. Please register online.


  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015

  • Common Hour: Addressing Systems and Capacity Building in International Work (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Studio

    This common hour presentation will seek to contrast systems/capacity building to service provision/volunteering in international settings.  Additionally, Dr. Geoff Bathje will discuss his work in Tanzania related to stigmatization and developmental disability, while Dr. Brian Price and Dr. Valerie Werner will discuss their work in Buhtan related to establishing counseling as a profession. Please note that for this Common Hour only, the event will be held in the Wellness Studio.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • Fall Activity Social (+)

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Room 16-118

    The Adler Student Government is hosting a Fall Activity Social doing all your favorite fall activities, including: painting mini pumpkins, enjoying fall treats, sipping some fall cider, mingling with your peers, and watching a surprise fall-themed movie. RSVP not required, please join us on campus in Room 16-118.

  • Friday, October 23, 2015

  • Vancouver Alumni Reunion (+)

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 7th Floor Community Room

    Join us for Adler University's 2015 Alumni Reunion. More details will be provided closer to the date.

  • Leather Archives and Museum Tour (+)

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago, Leather Archives and Museum
    6418 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL

    Join the Sexual Wellness and Advocacy Group (SWAG) on a guided tour to learn more about sexual practices and the kink community at the Leather Archives and Museum. Admission is free. For more information or to RSVP email

  • Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society Conference (+)

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chicago Campus
    17 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL

    Join us for a two-day experiential and didactic workshop, where we will explore the theory and practice of a relational approach to Gestalt Group Therapy (GGT). This event features Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP, and Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP.  

    Gestalt Group Therapy is an interactive, process -oriented approach that places emphasis on group members'capacity for both self-activation and intimate connection. The relational Gestalt approach promotes a dialogical relationship between the group leader and group members in which the therapist works from a position of authenticity to promote both individual and group development. The relational Gestalt approach sees emotional development as occurring in connection with others, and our focus in this workshop will be on demonstrating how we promote relationality in groups. We will integrate theoretical lecture/discussion with live demonstration groups. The conference will consist of didactic presentations and experiential components such as process groups. Experiential learning can be tremendously valuable in one's professional and personal growth, as well as emotionally evocative and, at times, challenging. One can be left with much to notice and contemplate.

    Who will benefit from attending?Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health workers, masters and doctoral students as well as novice or seasoned professionals interested in groups of any type are sure to gain knowledge and skills that will stimulate their interest and further their careers.

    For more information and to access the registration information, please visit the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society website.

    Christine Carpenter, Psy.D.christinecarpenter@comcast.net773.339.1361
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, email the Institute on Social Exclusion at

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

  • Common Hour: How Alfred Adler Can Save Your Marriage (+)

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

    This Common Hour will provide many helpful ideas on how you can create a better (more satisfying) marriage or relationship with your significant other. The ideas are rooted in the ideas of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology and have been presented on NBC’s Today Show. This program will discuss the ingredients and skills needed for individuals to create a satisfying partnership. The many skills that partners need will be discussed and practiced. The importance of taking responsibility for making their partner’s happiness rather than focusing on one’s own wants and desires will be stressed. Before joining Adler University, Jon Carlson created and taught the most popular course at Governors State University titled Love: Everything You Need to Know. He is the author of over sixty books including the best-selling Time for a Better Marriage. He and his wife Laura have been married to each other for 48 years.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015

  • Vancouver Open House (+)

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, Community Room
    1200-1090 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada

    Join us at this Open House to learn more about Adler University, Vancouver Campus programs: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), the M.A. in Counselling Psychology, Master of Counselling Psychology, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy, M.A. in Organizational Psychology. We will also provide information about our newest program, the Master of Public Policy and Administration, with concentrations in Immigration Policy & Practice and Social Change Leadership. 

    You will have the opportunity to speak with Adler University faculty and staff. During this session we will also be discussing admission requirements, program descriptions, financial aid, and answering any other questions you may have. RSVP is requested. Please register online.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2015

  • Chicago Alumni Reunion (+)

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Join us for Adler University's 2015 Alumni Reunion. More details will be provided closer to the date.

  • Friday, October 16, 2015

  • Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Online Open House (+)

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus
    1200-1090 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada

    Join us to learn about our Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program during our Online Open House. 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 art therapy faculty and staff. The event will be facilitated by Duanita Eleniak, 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.

    RSVP is requested. Please register online.

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