Faculty Accomplishments

Benton Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, will present at the International Family Therapy Association Annual Conference in Kona, Hawaii on March 30, 2016. His presentation is titled Growing up in poverty: The impact of poverty on families and early childhood development. For more information please see the following link: http://www.ifta-congress.org/.

Christina Jackson-Bailey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, presented, along with an Adler student, Rebecca Johnson, at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 10th. This conference is the flagship association for educators and supervisors in the field of professional counseling. Her presentation was titled "Multicultural Teaching and Training: The Importance of Developing Students’ Ethnic Identity". 

Hammond Tarry, D. Phil., Core Faculty, Vancouver, authored an international edition of a social psychology open textbooks. Jhangiani, R., Tarry, H., & Stangor, C. (2014). Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition.

Justin Lauka, Ph.D., Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Michele Kerulis, Ed.D., Program Director, Sport and Health Psychology participated in the American Counseling Association Institute on Leadership Training in Washington D.C. They met with the staff of Senators and Congressman in Illinois to lobby on important issues, such as the inclusion of professional counselors in Veterans Affairs training sites, and allowing professional counselors to bill for Medicare.

Justin Lauka, Ph.D., Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Mark Bilkey, Psy.D., Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling part-time program, presented an 80-minute workshop titled Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Theory: An Integrated Approach at the Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference on November 13 in Skokie, IL.

Justin Lauka, Ph.D., Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 8. This conference is the flagship conference for educators and supervisors in the field of professional counseling. His presentation was titled "Developmental Infusion of Social Justice Constructs in Counselor Education: Shifting the Paradigm."

Paul Cantz, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, Chicago, has the following in-press: Suspicious circumcisions: A psychoanalytic exploration of the connection between misogyny and antisemitism. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (2014). Israel - “occupier” or “occupied”?: The psycho-political projection of Christian and post-Christian supersessionism. Israel Affairs, 1, 40-61.

Paul Cantz, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, Chicago, has received: the American Psychological Association (APA) 2014 Early Career Achievement Award and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.

Paul Cantz, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, Chicago, presented a paper entitled "It’s the End of the World as We Know It (…but No Worries): The Rise in Popularity of Dystopian Myths and our Immortal ''Other''." at national conference - Psychology and the Other - sponsored by Lesley University and Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on October 11, 2015.

Paul Cantz, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, Chicago, was a featured clinical psychologist for on-screen interview for series "Killer Kids", Season 4, Episode 4, the show title: "Assassin & the Matrix Kid". The interview focused on his psychological analysis of convicted murderer David Biro. This TV show is shown on A&E as well as Lifetime Movie Network.

Paul Cantz, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, Chicago, was an invited lecturer at the University of Aberdeen''s Centre for the study of Myth. His paper presentation was entitled: "The Binding of Freud: Oedipus vs. Isaac & the Mythopoeic Underpinnings of Psychoanalysis."

Tamekia Bell, Ph.D., Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 8. This conference is the flagship conference for educators and supervisors in the field of professional counseling. Her presentation was titled "Bringing the Art of Counselor Education into the 21st Century."

Wendy B. Paszkiewicz, Psy.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2015 from her Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology during their graduation ceremony on November 8, 2015. Dr. Paszkiewicz will accept the award and give brief remarks during the commencement ceremony.