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 Psychology Career Options 02.02.12
Adler School Students, Leaders
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Psychology Career Options

Nancy Tartt came to the Adler School to pursue a master's degree in marriage and family counseling. During her Community Service Practicum with the Cook County Public Defender’s Law Office, she spent six months interviewing a man charged with murder to gather social and family history to be used in his defense. It impacted the man's life and sparked her interest in being part of a special litigation team. Meanwhile, art created by prisoners in South Korea inspired SaraAnne Hong to pursue her M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapyat the Adler School, with hopes of someday working in the international community with human rights and trafficking issues to help victims heal through art therapy.

They share their experiences in this Chicago Tribune “Advanced Education” story, also featuring Adler School art therapy alumna Melissa Hedlund ’08, founder and executive director of The Light of the Heart, a non-profit community art therapy project in Aurora who helped develop the first art therapy program at Loyola University Medical Center's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood.  They, along with Craig Hines, Adler School Associate Vice President for Admissions, explain how today’s careers in psychology can go far beyond the traditional counseling enivoronment.

Click here to read “Options abound for pursuing psychology programs.”

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for more than 50 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School has 13 graduate-level programs enrolling more than 1,000 students at its campuses in Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia.


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