Chicago | Assistant Professor, Couple and Family Therapy
My primary goal is not to teach students what to think but rather how to think. My role as an educator is not to have all the answers but to encourage students to ask the questions. As I provide structure and clarity in the curriculum, I hope to provoke curiosity, creativity and empowerment in one’s voice. No matter what lecture is being taught, I hope students feel motivated in both their personal and professional lives to challenge theories, ask thought provoking questions and being inspired by the field at large.
It is important to me to create a culturally curious environment that engages real world application. As a Black women instructor, I am passionate about helping students develop cultural awareness and competence in their training. I value the importance of incorporating a collection of diverse narratives in my lectures and syllabuses. I also believe that learning is deepened through personal reflection and application. Using experiential and didactic learning methods and guest lecturers, I want students to be able to concretely apply the course material to their current clinical practice and future careers.
Being informed by my advanced training in Person of the Therapist and Attachment Based Family Therapy, I am attuned to process issues that occur in the classroom and use the space as a practice ground for students to understand interactions between self and others. In this process, I hope my sensitivity in providing students with a safe, accountable and productive environment for discussing the sociopolitical challenges impacting families can be sustained. I hope to reinforce the idea to students that their peers are people whom they can learn from and grow with, just like their clients, so they can build a lifelong community with one another.
Please email me at [email protected] or call me at 312-662-4315 if you have any questions or would like more information about me.
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