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Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Exeuctive Director, Adler School  Institute on Social Exclusion; Principal Investigator, MHIA
Dr. Todman Interviewed by WBEZ-FM
on MHIA Study Results on Jobs,
Arrests and Mental Health

The Adler School of Professional Psychology Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) today unveiled the results of its Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), the first-of-its-kind study in the United States. The MHIA assesses the impact of public policies on the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The results of the 18-month study confirmed the ISE team’s prediction that updates to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy guidance on the use of arrest records in the hiring process can help increase the employability of residents in Chicago’s underserved Englewood neighborhood.

WBEZ-FM reporter Natalie Moore interviewed ISE Executive Director Lynn Todman, Ph.D., about MHIA, its findings and impact in Englewood. Dr. Todman is MHIA principal investigator, and also serves as Vice President for Leadership in Social Justice at the Adler School.

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About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 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 enrolls more than 1,000 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


Kim McCullough
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