‘We practitioners carry both a privilege and responsibility to impact contextual factors’
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‘We practitioners carry both a privilege and responsibility to impact contextual factors’

This week, faculty, students, staff and leadership came together for the Adler School’s first-ever school retreat, focused on the meaning of social justice and socially responsible practice. Among those offering opening remarks on this was Kevin Osten, Psy.D., Core Faculty and Director of our LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center: We welcome all of you … Continue reading »

Sexual Violence and Why Advocacy Matters: A Discussion with ‘Project Unbreakable’ Founder Grace Brown
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Sexual Violence and Why Advocacy Matters: A Discussion with ‘Project Unbreakable’ Founder Grace Brown

Janna Henning, JD, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Adler School of Professional Psychology Sexual violence remains prevalent in the United States. Cultural factors—including legal and political systems and the media—strongly influence how it is viewed and defined, says Janna Henning, J.D., Psy.D., Adler School Associate Professor and Coordinator of its Psy.D. Traumatic Stress Psychology Concentration. For example, some politicians … Continue reading »

Where Does the Path to Violence Begin?
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Where Does the Path to Violence Begin?

Today, February 15, President Obama visits Chicago. He is expected to address the city’s — and America’s — struggle with gun violence. How will the President’s visit change our conversation and our actions? Chicago and the nation are remembering 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, killed so recently here in Chicago, as an innocent victim of tragic gun violence. When will all children who die on our … Continue reading »

Examining society’s popular images, the relationships we see, and equality this Valentine’s Day
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Examining society’s popular images, the relationships we see, and equality this Valentine’s Day

The range of expressions of love and relationships in popular images, media, and traditional greeting cards remains severely limited. The Adler School’s LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center is encouraging that discussion among faculty and our students preparing as socially responsible practitioners. We’d like to share that discussion here. “The purpose is to raise awareness … Continue reading »

Continuing Alfred Adler’s Call for Socially Responsible Practitioners
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Continuing Alfred Adler’s Call for Socially Responsible Practitioners

“The honest psychologist cannot shut his eyes to social conditions which prevent the child from becoming a part of the community and from feeling at home in the world, and which allow him to grow up as if he lived in an enemy country. ” – Alfred Adler In observing Alfred Adler’s birthday today (b. 1870), and that … Continue reading »

Reversing the question on depression and mental illness in the workplace
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Reversing the question on depression and mental illness in the workplace

The World Health Organization has estimated depression will become the second most common cause of disability in the developed world by 2020, behind only cardiovascular disease.  To examine the economic and human costs of mental illness on individuals and businesses, the British Columbia-based BC Business recently brought together three experts for a Q&A Round Table: Mental Illness … Continue reading »