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Chicago | Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Associate Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

A.B. Reed, Psy.D.



As an educator, my teaching philosophy is rooted in challenging students to “stay curious.” I endeavor to foster a spirit of questioning that involves analyzing the field of psychology (its history, present, and future) and seeking change if needed to promote equity and justice. My teaching style is based on mutual respect and collaboration with my students. I bring real-world examples to the classroom in order to facilitate learning and welcome the opportunity to learn from students’ lived experiences as well. My goal is that students will leave my classroom having had a space to grow clinically and to have their voices heard and valued. I desire not only to foster clinical psychologists, but critical psychologists as well.

Further, I aim to encourage students to use their unique abilities and not to feel that they must fit into a particular therapeutic style that does not feel inherently genuine to them. We all bring our unique styles and talents to our roles as clinicians, and I seek to foster the development of my students’ clinical voice.

In addition to serving as an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at Adler, I have worked in various capacities in forensic and clinical psychology throughout the Chicagoland area, including Cook County Juvenile Probation, The Forensic Center, and Illinois Department of Corrections. I am trained in fitness to stand trial evaluations and have provided fitness restoration services. Further, I have worked in private practice, where I provided neuropsychological testing as well as individual, couples, and family counseling.

In my role as a professor, I have taught various courses, including Ethics, Diversity, Treatment of the Juvenile Offender, as well as Forensic Report Writing and Testifying. My scholarly interests include community activism, the psychology of criminal behavior, Issues within the LGBTQ+ community, religious trauma, public policy, and psychodynamic theory and practice.



  • Psy.D., Clinical Forensic Psychology
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Chicago, IL
  • M.A., Clinical Forensic Psychology
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Chicago, IL
Professional Background

Former Positions

  • Staff Therapist, HOPE Psychological Services, private practice
  • Staff Therapist, Center for Personal Development, private practice
  • Clinician, Illinois Department of Corrections

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Corrections
  • Individual Therapy
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Reed, A. (2019). Female Serial Killers: Establishing a More Accurate Profile Based on Empirical Evidence (Order No. 10838759). Available from Criminal Justice Database; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Sciences and Engineering Collection. (2139707772).
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Does Gender Influence the Killing Process? A Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Serial Killers. Presented at the International Forensic Mental Health Services Conference held at John Jay College, July 2018.

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