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Kevin Osten-Garner, Psy.D., Associate Vice President, Director of the LGBTQ Mental Health & Inclusion Center
Windy City Times: Dr. Osten-Garner Discusses LGBTQ Competency,
Healthcare Curricula for Chicago Panel

The Adler School’s Kevin Osten-Garner, Psy.D., was among the experts at a Chicago panel examining how LGBTQ issues and clinical competencies are addressed in healthcare curriculum in area universites and medical centers that train medical and mental health clinicians.

In its coverage, the Windy City Times includes Dr. Osten-Garner's view that LGBT coursework should be embedded, not elective:  "I want every graduate...regardless of your degree program to know how to talk and treat LGBTQ people with respect and confidence...because all of our professional standards in the mental health field require that."

Dr. Osten-Garner is Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Division of Training and Community Engagement, and Director of the Adler School's LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center.

Read more from Dr. Osten-Garner and other panelists including Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D.: "Groups present forum on LGBT healthcare curriculum."

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 1,200 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
Director of Communications
Adler School of Professional Psychology
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