Past Events

    Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Yoga (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Wellness Room

    Leilanii Mesa is a registered yoga teacher, who has studied the practice for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her spiritual, mental and physical transformation with participants. Leilanii uses a gentle yet invigorating approach to relax the mind and body, as well as strengthen the body.

    Yoga will be held in the Wellness Room on the 16th floor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Taoist Tai Chi: An Introductory Class (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus, 12th Floor

    Offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada – Pacific Region, Taoist Tai Chi is a great way to reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility and improve circulation, balance and posture.

    This class is free. RSVP is required to by Monday Sept. 15

    The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a volunteer run, registered charitable organization that offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts, which includes a 108-move Tai Chi set and other related internal arts.

    Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesized the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organizations.

    Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi was founded in Toronto in 1970, with the first classes in British Columbia taking place in 1976. In the Pacific Region, they have now grown to include communities across the province, including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and many parts of the interior.

  • Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Art for Global Health: (+)

    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Chicago Campus

    The Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) is collaborating with Northwestern University School of Medicine, Project Cure, and the Chicago Global Health Alliance toward building a partnership with mental and physical health providers in Liberia, West Africa.

    Our mental health and medical team will be part of a select group of academic/clinical professionals that are building capacity within Liberia, which will ensure the sustainability of their physical and mental health care system. Our efforts are timely as Liberia is one of the African countries that is dealing with the Ebola outbreak, as this has exposed the gaps in the current health care system. The ISE is leading the mental health assessment phase of the project, and we are using this to inform development of a global framework for population mental health.

    Come enjoy a cocktail, art from nationally recognized and local artists, music and great company. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and raffle to benefit our work in Liberia. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online. To purchase ticekts or donate, visit

    Proceeds support Liberia’s medical & psychological care. 

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • Common Hour: Student Organization Fair (+)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    The Office of Student Affairs is hosting a Student Organization Fair. Representatives from Adler’s 25 Student Organizations will be on hand to talk about their organizations and advertise upcoming events. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for organizations of interest; it’s also a great opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the exciting things student leaders are doing on campus to further their educational goals and enhance community.

    Starting the week of September 22 a Virtual Student Organization Fair will be available on the Student Affairs section of the Adler Connect Portal for those unable to attend the on-campus fair on September 10.


  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014

  • Adler School Institutes Showcase (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Learn more about the work of the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) through an event featuring a meet and greet, group learning exercise, discussion, and refreshments.

    The Institute on Social Exclusion will discuss the Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), Health Impact Assessment (HIA), and the impact on health policies. The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice will discuss youth criminalization, mapping of justice expenditures, trauma and the root, and hubs and restorative justice as community solutions.

    The ISE will conduct an HIA mapping exercise, which will precede a discussion by IPSSJ on programs and practices that can be changed.

  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014

  • Rudolf Dreikurs’ Legacy for the Adler School: Presented by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson (+)

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall

    Rudolf Dreikurs founded the Alfred Adler Institute (soon to be Adler University) with the conviction that the health of the individual and the community are intertwined. Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, the daughter of Rudolf Dreikurs, will highlight the basics of Adlerian Psychology as taught by Rudolf Dreikurs.

    Regardless of one’s orientation, when faculty have a full understanding of the foundational principles and methods on which the school was founded, the heritage of the school will be assured. Moreover, understanding of Adler-Dreikurs psychology enables faculty members to compare and contrast Adler-Dreikurs theory and methods with one’s own psychological views.

    Every person in attendance will receive a copy of Adlerian Theory: An Introduction written by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, which highlights the foundations of Adlerian Psychology.

    Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Visiting Scholar at University of California Berkeley. Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson wrote two motivation textbooks. The latest is a 2000
    book called Motivation and published by Oxford University Press. She wrote a book Discipline Without Tears (Dreikurs, Cassel, & Ferguson), Wiley, 2004, and Adlerian Theory, published by the Adler School (latest date is 2014). Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson also has published articles in motivation, cognition, culture, and Adlerian Psychology.

    She is a Life Member of AAAS, a Fellow of APA, a Founding Fellow of APS, a member of the Psychonomic Society and of Sigma Xi. Finally Dr. Dreikurs Ferguson is Chair of ICASSI (the International Committee of Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes) and Honorary President of IAIP (International Association of Individual Psychology).

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Open House (+)

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Vancouver Campus



    Join us to learn more about the Adler School Vancouver Campus, and our programs: Doctor in Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy. D.), the M.A. in Counselling Psychology, M.A. in Organizational Psychology, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy, and Master of Counselling Psychology (non-thesis).

    You will have the opportunity to speak with Adler School faculty, staff, and current students. During this session we will also be discussing admission requirements, program descriptions, finances, and answering any other questions you may have for us. 

    Please plan to arrive on time as there will be a brief introduction by the Larry Axelrod, Ph.D., Dean, and a question and answer period starting at 1:00 p.m.

    Please RSVP here.

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • How Police Use Overt Surveillance Technology: A Criminology Perspective (+)

    6:00 PM

    Dr. Rachel Johnston, Program Director of the Adler School's Masters of Arts in Criminology program and former Director of Research and Development for the Chicago Police Department, will be discussing her research on Police Use of Overt Surveillance Technology.

    RSVP is required, please register.

  • Saturday, July 05, 2014

  • Soul Repair: Recovering From Moral Injury After War (+)

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Offsite-Barrington, IL



    Presented by the Adler School of Professional Psychology, ChildServ, Children’s Home Aid, Military Outreach U.S.A., and the Elgin District NIC of the United Methodist Church.

    The event will cover the basics of military culture and the top issues affecting military and veteran inidividuals and families.  The training will culminate with a keynote address by Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on moral injury.  "Soul Repair: Recovering From Moral Injury After War," is the first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.

    Learn how your faith community can better serve your military and veteran families, as they recover from more than a decade at war. The event is free and open to the public. CEUs are available. The event will take place at Barrington United Methodist Church. 98 Algonquin Rd, Barrington, Illinois.

    RSVP requested; click here to register and for more information.


  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014

  • Master of Arts in Criminology at the Adler School (+)

    12:00 PM

    Mental illness, terrorism, gangs, racial disparity, and advances in technology challenge the contemporary criminal justice system like never before. Dr. Rachel Johnston, Program Director of the Adler School’s Master of Arts in Criminology program, will discuss how criminologists apply psychology, social trends, and statistics to examine criminal behaviors in ways that help prevent future criminal behavior.

    RSVP is required, please reigster.

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