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Media Highlights Recent 
 Adler Art Therapy Grad 09.21.17
Media Highlights Recent
Adler Art Therapy Grad

An Adler University alumna working for a suburban nonprofit organization was recently highlighted in two Chicago-area publications mere months after successfully completing her program.

Class of 2017 Art Therapy graduate Kristin Yarnell is a substance abuse counselor and art therapist at Serenity House Counseling Services in Addison. She spends her days working fulltime in the women's halfway house where she had completed her internship, according to Adler University's Art Therapy Program Director, Dr. Jennifer La Cavita.

Yarnell was photographed by the Kane County Chronicle and interviewed by the Chicago Tribune while attending the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court's Art and Writing Show titled "The Mask of Life."

"Drug Rehabilitation Court has 120 people participating and about 50 percent are involved with the Art and Writing Show, said Alicia Klimpke, program coordinator," according to the Tribune story. "The court is an intensive two-year program that requires participants attend weekly hearings, undergo weekly drug testing, enroll in a drug addiction recovery program and fulfill other requirements. The criminal charges against the person are dropped after successful completion."

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Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.