As a teacher, I strive to foster strong collaborative relationships with my students in which they feel safe to take risks and challenge assumptions. I make every effort to inspire students to develop their passion for the field, and become actively engaged in their own learning, both inside the classroom and out in the real world. I feel that the foundation of a good education is the ability to think critically, engage in scholarly inquiry, and “think outside the box”, and I strive to instill these qualities in my students.
My clinical interests include psychoanalytic theory and practice, supervision and training, international psychology, trauma, and the psychology of men and masculinity. As Associate Director of Training, I am particularly interested in helping students shape their professional identities as they engage in clinical training in the community and develop into clinical psychologists.
In addition to my position at Adler, I am involved in several professional organizations. I am Treasurer for the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT), an examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology, a site visitor for the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and Research Coordinator for the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention. I also have a private practice.