Chicago | Director of Clinical Training and Professor, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
As Director of Clinical Training and Full Professor, I place a strong emphasis on developing and maintaining high-impact clinical training partnerships, providing guidance and mentorship to students as they navigate their sequence of clinical practicum and internship experiences, as well as serve on the Department Leadership Team to promote the overall mission and success of Adler’s Psy.D. program.
For the past decade I have also been serving as the faculty advisor for Adler’s Jewish Student Association (JSA).
With regards to my scholarship and research activities, I have published refereed journal articles, book chapters, and one academic monograph that have covered a range of topics including: the philosophical foundations of modern psychiatry, the psychology of religious conversion, death anxiety, cross cultural concepts of femininity, the psychodynamics of music, the historical uniqueness of baseball, the connection between misogyny and Antisemitism, suicide prevention, the bio-ethical ramifications of the anti-aging movement, and most recently on the existential considerations in rise in popularity of dystopian myths, particularly zombie media.
In addition to being core faculty at Adler University, I am Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, as well as part-time faculty at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. I participate in several community-based advisory groups and proudly serve on the Board of Trustees of the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago (ATT), Akiba-Schecter Jewish Day School, as well as Nefesh-Chicago, and formally served on the executive board of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT).
I have had the honor of serving on the Ethics Committee of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA), as well as on the Faith-Based Task Force for the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
I have been maintaining an independent psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice in the Loop and in the Skokie/Northshore area as well as Telehealth since 2011. I also occasionally provide expert clinical consultation and assessments in civil and criminal legal cases.
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