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Online Campus Graduate Emphasizes the Difference a ‘Just Few’ Can Make
Academic Programs / Community

Online Campus Graduate Emphasizes the Difference a ‘Just Few’ Can Make

The 2018 Adler University class of Chicago and Online campus students graduated on October 21. Carolyn Swora, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Online Campus program, spoke at the commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. Swora started a consulting firm, Pinnacle Culture, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada two years ago … Continue reading »

Vancouver Campus Graduate Reflects on Importance of Community at Adler University
Academic Programs / Community

Vancouver Campus Graduate Reflects on Importance of Community at Adler University

The 2018 class of Adler University Vancouver Campus students graduated on October 13. It was the largest class in the campus’ history and included the first cohort of graduates of the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program in Vancouver. At the commencement ceremony, Psy.D. program graduate Angie Ji reflected on her experience at … Continue reading »

Education About Sexual Assault to Bring About Social Change
Community

Education About Sexual Assault to Bring About Social Change

Janna A. Henning, J.D., Psy.D., Coordinator for the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.): Traumatic Stress Psychology emphasis, shares her thoughts and provides information and facts from published studies to help educate and shift the dialogue about sexual assault—to create change. Dear students, colleagues, and friends, In light of the Kavanaugh situation, I want … Continue reading »

Global Refugee Crisis and the Effects of Displacement
Community / In The Classroom / Social Justice

Global Refugee Crisis and the Effects of Displacement

Adler University students toured “Forced from Home,” an interactive exhibit presented by Doctors Without Borders, at the Daley Center in Chicago on Monday, September 24. Tiffany R. Gunn, a student in the M.A. in Counseling: Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling program, shares her thoughts on the exhibit and the global refugee crisis. The very earth that … Continue reading »

Reluctance to Seeking Therapy in Latino Communities
Alumni / Community

Reluctance to Seeking Therapy in Latino Communities

Diversity and culture can greatly influence the landscape of mental health. Communities may develop different approaches and norms for how to engage in various societal structures, such as in our educational and medical systems. For instance, it is common for Latino communities to show a hesitation to accessing mental health services. And unfortunately, these communities … Continue reading »

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 »

Psy.D. Students Learn from Adlerians at International Conference
Adlerian Leaders / In The Classroom

Psy.D. Students Learn from Adlerians at International Conference

Adler University provides learning opportunities for our students outside the classroom that help them build their professional knowledge and network with colleagues from around the world. Several students attended the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) annual conference in June 2018 in Toronto and shared their reflections on this learning opportunity.   Francis Sesso-Osburn … 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 »