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Experiencing the Benefits of Pet Therapy
Community / In The Classroom

Experiencing the Benefits of Pet Therapy

At Adler University’s Vancouver Campus, students have had opportunities throughout the academic year to learn about pet therapy and directly experience the benefits of spending time with assistance dogs. Derryl-Lynn Braumberger, a student in art therapy, shares her reflections on the experience. During finals season, when the stress levels rise and grad students become little … Continue reading »

Current U.S. Immigration Policies Cause Trauma and Damage Fabric of Nation
Faculty & Staff / Social Justice

Current U.S. Immigration Policies Cause Trauma and Damage Fabric of Nation

Josephina Alvarez, Ph.D., core faculty member in the Psy.D. program at Adler University, explores the trauma caused by recent U.S. immigration policies.   Fifty years ago, my parents, two younger siblings and I migrated to the U.S. as refugees, after being granted political asylum. Unlike many other asylum seekers, my family was not facing imminent danger; my … Continue reading »

Studying How Restorative Justice Community Court Invests in Human Potential
Centers & Institute / Social Justice

Studying How Restorative Justice Community Court Invests in Human Potential

During her years working in federal prisons, Adler University’s Elena Quintana, Ph.D., has seen firsthand how the traditional criminal justice system fails. “We’ve spent so much time criminalizing people instead of restoring them to their fullest potential,” says the Institute for Public Safety and Social Justice Executive Director. Now, she’s investigating the effectiveness of a groundbreaking … Continue reading »

Intersectionality, Social Democracy, and Human Rights
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Intersectionality, Social Democracy, and Human Rights

Danial Asadolahi, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology student at the Vancouver Campus, is the winner of the 2018 Adler University essay contest. The Office of Student Affairs asked students to write about two questions: How have you seen intersectionality advance the cause of social justice? How might an increase in intersectionality contribute to … Continue reading »

Raising Awareness of Refugee Community in Vancouver
In The Classroom / Social Justice

Raising Awareness of Refugee Community in Vancouver

Alyssa McDonald is a student on our Vancouver Campus studying for a Master’s of Arts in Organizational Psychology. She is also the Adler Vancouver Student Association’s Social Justice Chair. Adler University’s Vancouver community put aside the busyness of school and work on June 1 to participate in the sixth annual Community Action Day, entitled “Un/Settled: … Continue reading »

Top 10 Questions We Answer in Our Online Magazine
Alumni / Community / Faculty & Staff / Social Justice

Top 10 Questions We Answer in Our Online Magazine

For students, alumni and faculty at Adler University, advancing social justice isn’t just our mission. It’s what we do every day. We are excited to share the stories of our work in Social Change, our online magazine. The summer issue of Social Change released today explores how we are strengthening communities. With expertise in counseling, advocacy, … Continue reading »

Students to Illinois’ Education Policymakers: ‘Eliminate Barriers for Gender Minority Youth’
In The Classroom

Students to Illinois’ Education Policymakers: ‘Eliminate Barriers for Gender Minority Youth’

Taylor Pauken is a third-year Adler University Chicago Campus student pursuing a doctor of psychology (Psy.D) degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on children and adolescents. She was among a group of a dozen students who advocated for specific causes — in her case, gender minority youth — this past spring at the Illinois … Continue reading »