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Erika Liljedahl

Erika Liljedahl

Program Director/Department Chair
  • Department of Forensic Psychology

    M.A. Forensic Psychology Non-Licensure Track

  • The Chicago School Online
Department
ExCEL IO/FO Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Office Location
Room 4044A
Office Phone
312-379-1670
On-campus Ext.
1670
Email
eliljedahl@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Erika L. Liljedahl trained in the field of disability and neuropsychology. Dr. Liljedahl worked in various settings including outpatient and inpatient hospitals and clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, in substance and day treatment facilities as well as in a consultation role. She has been teaching at the graduate level since 2000. Besides her current teaching and administrative duties, she maintains a private practice performing clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Liljedahl has presented at several local and national conventions and maintains an active interest in her own professional development.  She is inspired by her national and international travels to continuously integrate diversity into the classroom curriculum.

Education

Dual B.A., Psychology and German, University of New York at Buffalo

M.S., Counseling Education, Canisius College

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology

Student, Master of Legal Studies, The Colleges of Law

Licensure(s)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Missouri

Areas Of Expertise

 

 

Presentations

  • Liljedahl, E.L., Scharf, J, Conway, E. (2013). “The Usefulness of “Dark Humor: With Examples Emphasizing Law Enforcement.” Cultural Impact Conference, Chicago, IL. (2/13)
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Christensen, M., Conway, E, Franks, B., (2012). “Rehabilitation and Scuba/Snorkel Diving for Individuals with Disabilities: A Service Learning Course.”  Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention 2012 Rehabilitation Section 22 Hospitality Suite, Orlando, Fla (8/12)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2011). “Distinguishing Between Authentic and Feigned PTSD in Veterans seeking Disability Status.” Paper session at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention 2011: Washington, D.C. (8/11)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2011). “Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: Models for Making Decisions” presentation at Allendale Association, Lake Villa, IL. (5/11)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2008). “Psychological Test Reliability and Diverse Populations” presented at the Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention: Chicago, IL. (11/08)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2008). “Creating an Ecologically Valid Battery of Neuropsychological Tests,” Conversational Hour at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (8/08)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2005). “Stress Management Essentials for Psychologists,” Three Psychologist Panel, Symposium at the Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention:  Chicago, IL. (11/05)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2004). “Stages of Change in Health Psychology,” Four Psychologist Panel, Symposium at the Illinois Psychological Association Annual Convention: Chicago, IL. (11/04)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2004). “Understanding Hypertension in African American Men: Medical and Psychological Consequences.” Colloquium at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Chicago, IL. (3/04)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2003). “Evaluating and Providing Therapy with Blind and Visually Impaired Patients.” Colloquim at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Chicago, IL. (9/03)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2003). “Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Placement.” Two-day In-service to Vocational Counselors and Residential Staff at People Incorporated: Buffalo, NY (8/03)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2003). “Individuals with Disabilities: Problems with Community Integration.” Workshop at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Cultural Impact Conference: Chicago, IL. (4/03)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2003). “Using Visualization Techniques in Therapy.” Colloquium at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Chicago, IL. (3/03)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2002). Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Team of psychologists, in-service to the Brain Injury Team at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital: Chicago, IL. (7/02)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2002). Behavior Management and Personality Disorders. In-service to clinical staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital: Chicago, IL. (4/02)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2002). Psychological Perspective on Amputee Competency. In-service to staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital: Chicago, IL. (3/02)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2002). Behavior Management and Working with Difficult Patients. In-service to case managers and staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital: Chicago, IL. (1/02)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2001). Time/Stress Management. In-service to case managers at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital: Chicago, IL. (5/01)
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Turner, K., Martelli, M.F. and Percel, C. (2000). Neuropsychological Assessment of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Presented at the Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, 24th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. (June)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D. and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). EEG Biofeedback and Remediation of Post Concussive Symptoms. Presented at the Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, 24th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. (June)
  • Martelli, M.F., Liljedahl, E.L., and Zasler, N.D. (2000). A Protocol for Management of Emotional Reactions Associated with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Presented at the Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, 24th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. (6/00)
  • Martelli, M.F., Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). The Habit Retraining Model: Skills Retraining Following Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Presented at the Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, 24th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. (6/00)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D. and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). Effective Treatment Interventions for Post Traumatic Headache. Presented at the Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, 24th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. (6/00)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). Coping with Blindness. In-service training for rehabilitation teachers of the blind anf visually impaired children and adolescents at the Department for the Visually Handicapped: Richmond, VA. (2/00)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (1999). Personality Disorders, Behavioral Management Strategies, Relaxation and Stress Management Techniques. . In-service training at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Richmond, VA. (9/99)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (1999). History of Brain-Body Interactions: Stress and Disease. Talk at the Institute of Noetic Sciences: Richmond, VA. (8/99)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (1999). Holistic HealthCare – Effects of Optimism-Pessimism on Health. Talk at the Institute of Noetic Sciences: Richmond, VA. (4/99)
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (1997). Rheumatoid Arthritis and Personality. Presented at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Unpublished Dissertation.
  • Liljedahl, E.L. (1997). Presentation of "The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing" written by Ernest Lawrence Rossi at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Poster Presentations

  • Liljedahl, E.L., Hantsch, P., Miranti, V. and Gertz, B. (2002). Preliminary results on Spasticity and Depression in Brain Injury Patients. Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference in Chicago. (August).
  • Miranti, V., Liljedahl, E.L., Hantsch, P. and McMorrow, M. (2002). Cognitive Stimulation and Reality-Orientation Group Therapies and Increase in Overall FIM Scores in Acute Rehabilitation Patients. Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference in Chicago. (August).
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Martelli, M.F., and Zasler, N.D. (2000). Neuropsychological Assessment of the Blind and Visually Impaired (II). Presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Orlando, FL. (November).
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Martelli, M.F., Nicholson, K. and Zasler, N.D. (2000). Disability Resources on the Internet: Results of a Comprehensive Search. Presented at the American Psychological Association National Conference held in August 2000, Washington, DC. (August)
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Martelli, M.F., Nicholson, K. and Zasler, N.D. (2000). Useful Internet Resources for Neurologic Disability. Presented at the Brain Injury Association National Conference held in July/August 2000, Chicago, IL. (July-August)
  • Martelli, M.F., Hart, R.P., Zasler, N.D. and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000).  Differential Diagnostic Dilemma: Post Traumatic Headache versus Mild Brain Injury.  Presented at the 19th Annual National Symposium of the Brain Injury Association, Chicago. Poster Award:  Presented at the 19th Annual National Symposium of the Brain Injury Association. VA.  (July-August)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D. and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000).  Motivation Assessment Profiling (MAP): A Model for Assessing Motivation and Response Bias During Assessment following ABI.  Presented at the 19th Annual National Symposium of the Brain Injury Association, Chicago. (July-August)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D., Grayson, R.L and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). Guidelines for Ethical Medicolegal Evaluations Following Brain Injury. Presented at the 19th Annual National Symposium of the Brain Injury Association in July/August 2000, Chicago, IL. (July-August)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D. and Liljedahl, E.L. (2000). Managing Involuntary Emotional Reactions Following Neurologic Illness: A Protocol. Presented at the 19th Annual National Symposium of the Brain Injury Association in July/August 2000, Chicago, IL. (July-August)
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Martelli, M.F., Nicholson, K. and Zasler, N.D. (2000). Useful Internet Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Rehabilitation Resources: Results of a Comprehensive Search.  Presented at the 24th Annual meeting Williamsburg Conference held in Williamsburg, VA. (June)
  • Martelli, M.F., Wallin, P., Liljedahl, E., Nicholson, K. and Zasler, N.D. (2000). Brain Injury Resources on the Internet: A Brief Guide for Professionals, Patients, and Families.
  • Liljedahl, E.L., Martelli, M.F., Nicholson, K. and Zasler, N.D. (1999). Useful Internet Disability Resources: Results of a Comprehensive Search.  Presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting held in San Antonio, TX. (November)
  • Martelli, M.F., Zasler, N.D., Grayson, R.L. and Liljedahl, E.L. (1999). Kinesiophobia & Cogniphobia: Assessment of Avoidance Conditioned Pain Related Disability (ACPRD). Presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. (November)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, current: Developed Service Learning Course at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with Diveheart as a partner site. Diveheart uses educational scuba diving and snorkeling to assist with physical therapies as well as emotional and cognitive development.
  • Volunteer, current: Participates in fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis and The American Cancer Societies.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)