Chicago | Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Adler Community Health Services
Dr. Osten-Garner is a practicing psychologist for over 17 years with substantial experience in providing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services including to impaired professionals, and addressing severe mental health. His work in the field of behavioral health began in 1992 with the preponderance of his time within medical and psychiatric hospitals from inpatient/residential to outpatient treatment. Dr. Osten-Garner has given numerous presentations and workshops to professionals and community members on substance use and treatment, health care reform, training program innovation, human dignity, and community engagement best practices. He is the first author of Integrating 12-Steps into Psychotherapy published by Sage Publications.
Dr. Osten-Garner is a Special Government Employee for Health Resources and Services Administrations’ Advisory Committee of Interdisciplinary, Community Based Linkages that advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services and health committees in both chambers of the US Congress on health workforce and health policy. Dr. Osten-Garner is the Chair of the Southern Nevada Behavioral Health Policy Board that serves rural and frontier Nevada communities. He is an internship program site visitor for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Osten-Garner is a board member for Thresholds, and a member of the Board’s Program Committee. He served for 11 years as an advisory council member for the Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship program.
Since joining Adler University in 2011, Dr. Osten-Garner has served in the previous roles of Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, University Cabinet member, founding Director of the LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center, interim Director of the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship, and Core Faculty member in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program.