Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"I believe that students learn best when they   
are not only actively engaged, but also  
encouraged to stretch themselves personally  
and professionally through ongoing self reflection  
and constructive challenge." - Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D. 

"I believe that students learn best when they
are not only actively engaged, but also
encouraged to stretch themselves personally
and professionally through ongoing self reflection
and constructive challenge." - Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D. 

Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty, PsyD Program 

My areas of professional interest and expertise focus on Professional Ethics (with particular interest in suicide and violence assessment/intervention, mandated abuse reporting, professional boundaries, and risk management), Adult Development and Aging, and Clinical Supervision.

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. As such, it has been a privilege to build a career in academia where the free flow of ideas is continually energizing. My teaching philosophy, honed over many years in the classroom, and influenced by meaningful teachers in my own life, centers on a number of key principles. First, and perhaps foremost, is the wish to convey my own passion for teaching and learning to my students through building a dynamic connection with them inside and outside of the classroom. I seek to actively engage students in the learning process, knowing that such engagement facilitates optimal learning. I believe that students learn best when they are not only actively engaged, but also encouraged to stretch themselves personally and professionally through ongoing self-reflection and constructive challenge. An additional guiding principle is the importance of infusing attention to multi-cultural diversity throughout the curriculum of my courses. Indeed, I view diversity as an ethical imperative for psychologists in training, as sensitivity to diversity is a key ethical principle in the Ethics Code of our profession. Another key principle in my philosophy of teaching is the importance of considering the developmental level and unique learning needs of each student in the classroom. As such, I aim to reach each student where they are at and to individualize their learning to the extent possible. Finally, a key aspect of my philosophy of teaching is the importance I place on modeling and promoting high academic and professional standards of integrity both inside and outside of the classroom.

I am excited to join the Clinical Psychology Faculty at Adler University and look forward to building meaningful collaborations with students and faculty within the Adler community.

Please email or call me 312.662.4367 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology DePaul University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology DePaul University
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association Division 29 (Psychotherapy)
  • Illinois Psychological Association

Select Publications

  • Zoline, S. (2018). Patient Requests for Letters of Support or Advocacy: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists. The Illinois Psychologist, 55 (2), 29-35.
  • Zoline, S. (2018). Proactive Approaches to Plagiarism. The Illinois Psychologist, 55 (2), 16-20.
  • Zoline, S. (2016). Duty to Warn and Reporting Requirements in an Era of Concern with Public Safety: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists (Part Two). The Illinois Psychologist, 55 (1), 10-15.
  • Zoline, S. (2016). Duty to Warn and Reporting Requirements in an Era of Concern with Public Safety: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists (Part One). The Illinois Psychologist, 54 (4), 11-14.
  • Zoline, S. (2015). Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Considerations for Psychologists. The Illinois Psychologist, 53 (4), 12-18.

Select Presentations

  • Zoline, S. (Chair), Cantz, P., Hammer, S.D., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A., & Sivan, A. (2018, October). Navigating professional and private lives in our current age. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Schaumburg, IL
  • Zoline, S. (2018, August). Above All Else Do No Harm: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Challenges in Mental Health Practice” Continuing Education Workshop, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health
  • Zoline, S. & Sarlo, G. (2018, June). Ethical issues HIV/AIDS: A decision making model. Continuing Education Workshop presented at the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Zoline, S. (2018, May). Clinical, Ethical and Risk Management Considerations in the Use of Technology in Mental Health Practice” Grand Rounds Presentation, Psychiatry Department, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Zoline, S. (2018, May). The Interface of Ethics and Multicultural Diversity in Clinical Supervision. Invited address presented at the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) annual conference, Chicago, IL

Select Awards

  • 2017 Argosy University, Chicago: Outstanding Faculty/University Fellow Award
  • 2015 Illinois Psychological Association Presidential Leadership Award
  • 2012-2018 Argosy University, Chicago, Student Government Association: Professor Certificate of Appreciation Awards
  • 2008 Argosy University, Chicago: Outstanding Service to the University Award