I would like to write a brief tribute to my dear mentor, Dr. Theodore Millon. His impact on the field of psychology has been enormous. He won lifetime achievement awards for his scientific contributions. The Ted Millon I remember, however, was a great human being.
Adler School Associate Professor and psychologist Dr. David Castro-Blanco elaborates on his advice featured in a recent Lifehacker.com story about “How to Talk to Your Kids About Death.”
The groundbreaking ideas on social interest and community health that Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs pioneered are advanced all over the world today. Happy Birthday, Drs. Adler and Dreikurs.
I believe that it’s vitally important for counselors – whether working in the addictions field or not – to know how to most effectively help the loved ones of those with addictions. They need help equally as much as the addicts they love.
I don’t believe that anyone chooses to become an addict. But when addicts ultimately know they have a problem – as they all do, in time – that is where the choice point lies. Will they choose to get help or to remain in active addiction?
For those in law enforcement, first response, and emergency management who seek advanced training and knowledge, the advantages of a blended degree program can be ideal.
I have been an addictions therapist for more than 20 years. I work primarily with the loved ones of addicts – because there continue to be too few resources for them, and they often suffer just as much as the addicts they so dearly love.
Now that we’ve started a new year and returned to campus for a new semester, we’d like to take a minute to recall 2013: the people, the events, the changes and issues that captured our attention and energies here at the Adler School. Public safety, juvenile justice reform, and marriage equality were a few of …
Prospective graduate students: How do you prepare for Interview Day? Michelle Tiwade, Adler School Associate Director of Admissions, offers these five tips.
As a welfare recipient, I thought the system was unfair. As a case manager and researcher, I was appalled by how welfare was distributed.
Why are we screening and discussing “Kids for Cash”? With our partners Active Voice, SenArt Films and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, we at the Adler School believe it’s critical to examine the juvenile justice issues raised in this film.
On Dec. 12, the Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice will host the Chicago pre-release screening of “Kids for Cash”–a new documentary on a juvenile justice scandal—and discussion with the film’s director and Illinois experts discussing juvenile justice reform.
Emergency management is experiencing significant growth. It’s never been more important to prepare responders who can consider both physical and psychological trauma.
I’m not saying that as a therapist I’m going to solve gun violence, or come up with one catch-all solution for families to communicate better. But if my peers and I can practice in a way that works to impact what affects families and communities, then we will be socially responsible.
I love how the Adler School flips the script. You take as premise that systems and situations shape our identities and interactions, but you quickly caution that this insight shouldn’t make us feel powerless. Instead, you remind us of a great but oft-forgotten truth.