- Predictors in the Community
- Parenting Assessments
- Assessing the African-American Client
- Served on Community Town Hall Panels
- American Psychological Association (APA)
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I teach with the understanding the someday soon, the students I teach will become colleagues in this profession. Therefore I believe in demonstrating respect for what students bring to the table. I believe learning is an active endeavor and I try to make the classroom environment one that is supportive and encourages critical thinking without fear of retribution. I also believe that teaching is a reciprocal experience where the 'teacher' both teaches and learns.
Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: I believe it is our responsibility to take what we know and learn and apply it towards the betterment of people in general. Psychology should not be static but dynamic and always adjusting to the needs of all of society. As psychologist, I believe it is our responsibility to constantly challenge our own beliefs even when it is painful to do so, to ensure we are maintaining the highest standards possible. To be an effective psychologist means to be aware of our "blind" spots and never stop growing.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I think people are fascinating and possess a wide repertoire of possible behaviors and potential actions. I also think that regardless of where a person is in life, there is always the possibility to change and evolve into something better (for them).
Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Address the process as a marathon as oppose to a sprint and enjoy the run with an "open mind."