Christina Jackson, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"I encourage students to be active   
and engaged in their own learning."  
Christina Jackson, Ph.D.

"I encourage students to be active
and engaged in their own learning."
Christina Jackson, Ph.D.

Christina Jackson, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

When I teach, I encourage students to be active and engaged in their own learning. I practice critical thinking and demonstrate how it can be used in other areas of life. I assess and monitor progress. I respect the diverse learning styles of various students. And I learn and incorporate new teaching methods as often as possible. To achieve these goals, I rely on my personal and professional strengths to take an active role in my students’ learning.

I’m at Adler because I support the institution’s mission of social justice, just as the University supports my values.

Please email or call me (312.662.4305) if you have questions or would like more information about me.


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2006
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Loyola University Chicago, 2001
  • B.A., Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association of Black Psychologists 
    • ABPsi Chicago Chapter, Board Member, 2008–2010
    • ABPsi Student Circle Advisor, Chicago Chapter, 2008–2010
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Counselors for Social Justice
  • Illinois Psychological Association

Select Publications

  • Jackson-Bailey, C. (2010). Psychological distress among black men. In W. G. Harris and R. Ferguson (Eds.). What’s up with the brothers: Essays and studies on African American masculinities. Harriman, TN: Men’s Studies Press.
  • Priester, P. E., Jones, J. E., Jackson-Bailey, C. M., Jana-Masri, A., Jordan, E. X., & Metz, A. J. (2008). An analysis of content and instructional strategies in multicultural counseling courses. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 36(1), 29–39.

Select Presentations

  • Mental Health Needs of Overlooked Marginalized Populations, Illinois Psychological Association, November 2010
  • The Impact of Psychological Distress on Black Males, Adler School of Professional Psychology, February 2009
  • Counseling Black Male Clients as a Female Therapist, International Counseling Psychology Conference, March 2008
  • Female Therapists Working with Black Male Clients, Association of Black Psychologists International Convention, August 2007