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Jaleel Abdul-Adil

Jaleel Abdul-Adil

Department Faculty
  • Professor
    Clinical Psy.D. Department
  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Clinical Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Office Location
Room 1305
Office Phone
312-329-6675
On-campus Ext.
6675
Email
JAbdul-Adil@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography
Dr. Abdul-Adil is a part-time Professor of Clinical Psychology who specializes in evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, and best practices programs for the prevention and intervention of child trauma, community violence, and conduct problems with low-income urban youth and families. Dr. Abdul-Adil’s current courses include child development and family systems therapy.
Dr. Abdul-Adil is also a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is the Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center at UIC which is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Dr. Abdul-Adil’s work investigates best practices for integrated approaches to co-occurring trauma and disruptive behavior disorders.
In addition, Dr. Abdul-Adil is the co-founder of Young Warriors, a media-based intervention that uses modern Rap music and Hip-Hop media to promote critical thinking and prosocial skills in urban adolescents.
Education
  • B.S. in Psychology, Howard University, 1988
  • Ph.D., DePaul University, 1996
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois
Areas Of Expertise

Selected Presentations

  • Abdul-Adil, J., Greene, M., Ingram, D., Farmer Jr., A., Crain, H., Skerrett, K. & Quinn, C. (September 19, 2012). Building youths’ connections to decrease police contacts. Featured at the Annual Research Extravaganza of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Barbee-Dixon, K., Dew, D., Ares, K., Simon, M. Crain, H. & Farmer Jr., A.D. (May 4, 2012). Behind bars, breaking chains: Early intervention for incarcerated parents’ children. Featured at the Annual Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Greene, M., Ingram, D., Farmer Jr., A., Crain, H., Skerrett, K., Quinn, C. (May 4, 2012). Behavior problems, police contacts …. but promising outcomes: Disruptive Behavior Clinic. Featured at the Annual Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Rivera, C., Farmer Jr., A.D., Suarez, L., Crain, H., Seiler, J. & Shah, R. (May 4, 2012). Crossing the “communities-to-clinics” divide: Integrating violence prevention programming. Featured at the Annual Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Austin, S., Melendez-Rivera, S., Hedglen, J., Rosenblum, Y. & Abdul-Adil, J. (May 4, 2012). The influence of violence exposure on children’s social skills development. Featured at the Annual Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Farmer, D., Abdul-Adil, J., Gibson, L., Rivera, C., Crain, H. & Hall, S. (May 4, 2012). Parenting practices of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Featured at the Annual Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Program of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J. (February 4, 2012). Rigorous Rap research: My “Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy?” Featured at the One Mic, One Movement: Advances in Hip Hop Therapy and Hip-Hop Psychology Conference at Fordham University, New York, NY.

Selected Publications

  • Abdul-Adil, J. (2009). “Principled pluralism” – Toward a religious revival in psychology? One Muslim’s perspective. Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 3(2), 12-16. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Drozd, O., Irie, I., Riley, R, Silas, A., Farmer, Jr. A., & Tolan, P. (2009). University- community mental health center collaboration: Encouraging the dissemination of empirically- based treatment and practice. The Community Mental Health Journal, 46(5), 417-422. 
  • Atkins, M., Frazier, S., Leathers, S., Graczyk, P., Talbott, E., Jakobsons, L., Abdul-Adil, J., Marinez-Lora, A., Demirtas, H., Gibbons, R. & Bell, C. (2008). Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in urban low-income schools. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 905-908. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J., Tolan, P. & Guerra, N. (2008). The cognitive-ecological model: Paradigm and promise for the future. In M. Mayer, R. Van Acker, J. Lochman & F. Gresham (Eds.), Cognitive- behavioral interventions for emotional and behavioral disorders: School-based practice (pp. 365- 384). New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J. & Tolan, P.H. (2008). Prevention programs, youth violence. Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J. & Tolan, P.H. (2008). Youth violence. Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • Frazier, S., Abdul-Adil, J., Atkins, M., Gathright, T. & Jackson, M. (2007). Can’t have one without the other: Mental health providers and community parents reducing barriers to services for families in urban poverty. Journal of Community Psychology, 35(4), 435-446. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J. (2006). Rap Music and urban rhapsody: Violence prevention for inner-city African American male adolescents. Online Journal of Urban Youth Culture. 
  • Abdul-Adil, J. & Farmer, A.D., Jr. (2006). Inner-city African-American parental involvement in elementary schools: Getting beyond urban legends of apathy. School Psychology Quarterly, 21(1), 1-12. 
  • Atkins, M., Frazier, S., Birman, D., Abdul-Adil, J., Jackson, M., Graczyk, P., Talbott, E., Farmer, D., Bell, C. & McKay, M. (2006). School-based mental health services for children living in high poverty urban communities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33(2), 146-159.

Community Involvement

  • Muslim Association of Bolingbrook, IL
  • City-County Violence Prevention Planning Group

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association Division 27 – Society for Community Research and Action 
  • American Psychological Association Division 53 – Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 
  • Association for Psychological Science 
  • Midwestern Psychological Association 
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network Member

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: Critical thinking, participatory education, and practical application toward developing future "scientist-practitioners" who can design, deliver, and further develop effective interventions in the realm of mental health.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: Emphasize culture, context, and connection between theory, practice, and research.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: A tradition of humanitarian service and quest for social justice from my family and community backgrounds.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Use the process, don't let the process use you. Each academic and applied experience from day one on campus can serve as a building block in formulating and facilitating your professional identity and expertise.