Reflections from the Adler School Class of 2013: Camille Baker, Art Therapy
Admission / Commentary

Reflections from the Adler School Class of 2013: Camille Baker, Art Therapy

Like many of my fellow graduates, I am not a Chicago native. I moved here from Denver. Two years later, I know how to navigate the entire city by CTA, survive a demanding work and class schedule with too little sleep and too much caffeine, and how to utilize mental health resources in order to help the community I now call home.
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Reflections from the Adler School Class of 2013: Barry Lee, Clinical Psychology
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Reflections from the Adler School Class of 2013: Barry Lee, Clinical Psychology

I learned of McDowell County in West Virginia, the poorest county within, arguably, the poorest state in our nation. I learned of the numerous disadvantages experienced by its residents who see their future in the mirror of their past. And I remember Adler’s words: “If we do not live in a suitable societal situation, we have the obligation to change it.”

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The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Encouraged, with More Work Ahead
Commentary / Conferences & Events / Social Issues

The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Encouraged, with More Work Ahead

We are encouraged. In the year since our global conference on “The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward,” we have been encouraged by the rapidly increasing conversations and action with and among practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, communities, and policymakers who are advancing and applying social determinants thinking, and a “Health in All Policies” approach, to the policies, social conditions, … Continue reading

Conferences & Events

Continuing Alfred Adler’s Call for Socially Responsible Practitioners

“The honest psychologist cannot shut his eyes to social conditions which prevent the child from becoming a part of the community and from feeling at home in the world, and which allow him to grow up as if he lived in an enemy country. ” – Alfred Adler In observing Alfred Adler’s birthday today (b. 1870), and that … Continue reading

Commentary

We’d like your feedback

Whether you are an Adler School student, prospective student, faculty member, mental health practitioner, community partner or other friend or colleague:  You likely have great feedback for us on what you read (or don’t read) at this blog and our other social media sites. Your thoughts can help us improve on what we post, so we’d like to ask you to take a few … Continue reading

Faculty / News

A formula for community safety–and new reports on community justice, immigration & mass incarceration

  r + o (hp2) = cs.  Resources plus opportunity, multiplied by human potential multiplied by itself. The result is community safety. The Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) shares that formula to provoke some serious thinking about new approaches to longstanding ideas and practice on crime and justice. As IPSSJ explains: Social justice is … Continue reading

Admission

Five Tips on Preparing for the Psy.D. Admission Interview

‘Tis the season for graduate school application deadlines–and preparing for Interview Day. Here at the Adler School Chicago Campus this month, prospective students for our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program have been in frequent contact with our Admissions counselors  about their applications and Interview Days. (The priority deadline for Psy.D. program applications is Feb. 15, for … Continue reading

News / Vancouver Campus

Announced: Adler School Offers Western Canada’s First Psy.D. Degree Program

The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver will launch western Canada’s first Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree program in fall 2013. The British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education approved the new Psy.D. program this year, just as the nation adopts its first-ever national strategy for improving mental health outcomes. The “Changing Directions, Changing … Continue reading

Conferences & Events / School Projects

‘We all have so much to do': More highlights from our 60th Anniversary Colloquium

This academic year, the Adler School celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding, based on the revolutionary ideas of Alfred Adler: that our health relies on our community life and connections, and socially responsible practitioners must advocate for the conditions and systemic changes necessary to achieve health, for the well-being of all.  In 1952, Adler’s … Continue reading

Community / Conferences & Events / School Projects

Highlights of the Adler School 60th Anniversary Colloquium: Dr. Harold Mosak

This academic year, the Adler School celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding, based on the revolutionary ideas of Alfred Adler: that our health relies on our community life and connections, and socially responsible practitioners must advocate for the conditions and systemic changes necessary to achieve health, for the well-being of all.  In 1952, Adler’s associate … Continue reading

Commentary / Community / Conferences & Events / School Projects

Celebrating Our 60 Years (and Counting) of Leading Social Change

The Adler School’s founding ideas and rich history provide a clear direction for our School – to lead the charge for social change. This theme was reinforced for all of us as Adler School faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who gathered at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre Oct. 26 for our School’s 60th Anniversary Colloquium with speakers including President Ray Crossman, Ph.D. … Continue reading