Past Events

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • International, Cultural, and Adlerian Perspectives on Parenting (+)

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Community Hall



    This panel presentation will provide both international and domestic approaches to Adlerian parenting to help inform the audience members the importance that culture has in supporting parents and families. The learning objectives for this panel presentation are as follows:

    • Participants will gain knowledge and insights about Adlerian parenting principles that can be applied both internationally and domestically.
    • Participants will learn of interventions and strategies to support parenting from an Adlerian perspective in both international and domestic settings.

    Panelists include: Dr. Roberto Rodriguez (UNIBE-San Jose, Costa Rica), Dr. Maricruz Ramos (Adler School-Chicago), and Dr. Leigh Johnson-Migalski (Adler School-Chicago).

    This event is open and free to the entire Adler School community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni). One Continuing Education credit will be offered for this event.

    Registration is required, please RSVP to Maria Fritz at Please indicate if you will be seeking Continuing Education credit.

  • Monday, October 28, 2013

  • Arrest Records as Barriers to Employment (+)

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    James R. Thompson Center (Assembly Hall, Concourse Level)



    The Adler School of Professional Psychology Institute on Social Exclusion, in collaboration with its co-sponsors, will host this Midwest summit for attorneys, policy makers, workforce development and employment agencies, human resource personnel, business groups, community organizations, community leaders and residents.

    The program will feature keynote speaker Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Panel presentations will examine:

    • Revised EEOC guidelines for employers in considering arrest histories in hiring decisions
    • Impact on juveniles and adults seeking jobs—especially in vulnerable communities with high arrest rates
    • Current legal action involving major employers and the EEOC guidance
    • Remedies and implications
    • Research findings on guidance application and its mental health impact in Chicago’s Englewood community

    Registration takes place noon to 1 p.m.; the program begins at 1 p.m.  The event is free and open to all, but RSVP required by October 21. Please click here to register. For groups of 10 or more, please contact

    Co-sponsored by Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Area Project, Chicago CeaseFire, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Chicago Jobs Council, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Children and Family Justice Center, Cook County Board/President Toni Preckwinkle, Field Foundation of Illinois, FORCE/Community Renewal Society, Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, LISC Chicago, Metropolis Strategies, Pierce Family Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Safer Foundation, Shriver Poverty Law Center, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Teamwork Englewood, Union League Club of Chicago, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

  • Friday, October 25, 2013

  • Information Session: All Programs (+)

    2:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Office of Admissions invites you to join us for an Information Session! At an Information Session, you will meet one of our Admissions Counselors and receive a tour of the campus. Following the tour, Admissions Counselors will review program information and answer questions for those who are interested. Tours will begin promptly at 2:00pm, so please allow plenty of time to arrive to campus.

    We encourage you to RSVP in advance, as space is limited.


  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) Social Exclusion Simulation (SES) is a powerful role-play exercise that allows participants to see more clearly the ways in which society’s systemic and structural barriers produce social exclusion for certain groups of people. The SES simulates social exclusion processes by replicating the experiences of formerly incarcerated women attempting to re-enter society following their release from prison.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    The SES is important because it helps participants understand the limits of personal responsibility and the critical role for social change initiatives.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at