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Lejla Delic-Ovcina

Lejla Delic-Ovcina

Program Director/Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor
    International Psychology
  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Online
Department
Public Health
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
325 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654
325 N. Wells St.
Office Location
325 N. Wells St.
Office Phone
312-488-6034
On-campus Ext.
6034
Email
lovcina@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health, Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis on mental health, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community Health, with an emphasis on mental health rehabilitation and psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. My doctoral dissertation is titled “The Case of Bosnian Muslim Men in Chicago: Current Health Behavior Outcomes and PTSD Symptomatology” and my research interests include studying various effects of war-related trauma in refugees and war veterans. While at the University of Illinois, I was a James Scholar, a recipient of the State of Illinois Rehabilitation Counselor Training Pre-Doctorate Fellowship, a recipient of the Joseph Larson Award in Rehabilitation-Education and Disability Studies, and a recipient of the Howard Hoyman Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
I joined The Chicago School as an Assistant Professor in the department of International Psychology in January of 2012. I teach various courses in the International Psychology department, advise and mentor dissertation students, and serve as the Pedagogy and Scholarship faculty lead. I am personally and professionally committed to promoting diversity and multiculturalism and serve as the faculty fellow for the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies. Furthermore, in my roles as the Faculty Lead for the Center for International Studies Online Campus I work to promote the value of international education and study abroad, engagement in international research and scholarship, as well as faculty and student international exchanges.
Education
  • B.S. Community Health (Health Education), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D. Community Health (Rehabilitation), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Licensure(s)
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (Divisions – 22, 38, 52 and 56) 
  • Illinois Psychological Association