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University News | 11.12.20

Adler University Alumni Updates - Fall 2020

Adler University celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni and the impactful work they are doing as socially responsible practitioners. Our alumni are advancing social justice, promoting inclusion, and working with communities to improve health and well-being. Here are some of their recent accomplishments:

Publications and Presentations

Aimee Daramus, Psy.D., M.A. ’01 (Counseling Psychology), Chicago Campus, released her first book, Understanding Bipolar Disorder: The Essential Family Guide, for families supporting loved ones with bipolar disorder.

Kelli Palfry, Ph.D., M.A. ’11 (Counselling Psychology), Vancouver Campus, a trauma therapist, provides a resource for survivors of male sexual abuse and their supporters in her new book, Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse.

Daniel Raedel, Psy.D. ’18 (Clinical Psychology), Chicago Campus, had his dissertation study, “Clergy Attitudes about Ways to Support the Mental Health of Sexual and Gender Minorities” accepted for publication in the Journal of Religion & Health.

Kenyatta Scott, M.A. ‘12 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology), Chicago Campus, author of “The Violet Book Series” announced the book series has been added to the Cultural Collection at the Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Cedric Speyer, M.A. ’89, (Counselling Psychology), Vancouver Campus, with co-author John Yaphe, M.D., bring together mental health and spiritual growth in their new book, Applications of a Psychospiritual Model in the Helping Professions: Principles of InnerView Guidance.

Jennifer van Wyck, M.A. ’10 (Counselling Psychology), Vancouver Campus, published a new book, The Good Thing About Mortar Shells: Choosing Love Over Fear, a reflection of her experiences as a global aid worker.

Shayamal Vallabhjee, M.A. ’19 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology), Online Campus, released a new book, Breathe Believe Balance: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Healing, a guide to help heal from emotional pain.

 

Appointments and Awards

Annette Duncan, M.A. ’18 (Nonprofit Management), Online Campus, was appointed President of United Way of Steel County in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Tofa Fakunle, M.A. ’20 (Industrial and Organizational Psychology), Online Campus, was appointed Football Operations Manager for the Calvary Football Club in Calgary, Alberta.

Megan Hasselroth, M.A. ’16 (Nonprofit Management), Online Campus, was named Executive Director at Lead(h)er, a women’s mentoring organization for the Quad Cities, based in Davenport, Iowa.

Michelle Majewski, Psy.D. ‘08 (Clinical Psychology), Chicago Campus, was appointed President of Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

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