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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 research clerkship.
Dr. Abdul-Adil is also a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center at UIC which is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Abdul-Adil's work investigates best practices for integrated approaches to co-occurring trauma and disruptive behavior disorders for youth exposed to community violence.
In addition, Dr. Abdul-Adil is the co-founder of Young Warriors/Hip-Hop HEALS, a media-based intervention that uses modern Rap music and Hip-Hop media to promote critical thinking, prosocial skills, and trauma-informed services for urban adolescents.
- Education History
Degree Institution Year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology Howard University, Washington, DC 1988 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology DePaul University, Chicago, IL 1996
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Chair Emeritus National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Community Violence Committee Member Midwestern Psychological Association Charter Member Hip-Hop Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois
- Community Involvement
Role Organization Member Illinois Child Trauma Coalition Member Muslim Association of Bolingbrook, IL
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Child & Adolescent Development Media Influence Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Oppositional-Defiant Disorders Trauma/PTSD Diversity Community Mental Health Marriage & Family Family Therapy
Title Location Date Abdul-Adil, J. Rap, Restoration, and Resilience Young Men's Empowerment Collaborative, San Pablo, CA October 18, 2017 Abdul-Adil, J. Surviving, Striving, or Surviving? Trauma and Resilience of Urban Youth and Families University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH September 7, 2017 DellAngela, K. & Abdul-Adil, J. ACTing together – a graduate program-community partnership for violence prevention Cultural Impact Conference of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL March 17, 2017 Abdul-Adil, J. Hip-Hop and Hollywood: Sounds and sights for Chi-town youth Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program of the YMCA of Metro Chicago, Chicago, IL February 22, 2017
Abdul-Adil, J. (2014). From voiceless to victorious: Street sounds and social skills for gang-involved urban youth. In B. Porfilio, D. Roy & L. Gardner (Eds.) (Ed.) See you at the Crossroads: Hip-Hop scholarship at the intersections - dialectical harmony, ethics, aesthetics, and panoply of voices (pp. pp. 149-168). Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.
Dang, S., Vigon, D. & Abdul-Adil, J. (2014). Exploring the healing powers of Hip-Hop: Increasing therapeutic efficacy, utilizing the Hip-Hop culture as an alternative platform for expression, connection. In B. Porfilio, D. Roy & L. Gardner (Eds.) (Ed.) See you at the Crossroads: Hip-Hop scholarship at the intersections - dialectical harmony, ethics, aesthetics, and panoply of voices (pp. pp. 169-180). Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.
Abdul-Adil, J. (2014). Modern Rap Music: Mining the melodies for mental health resources. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research & Practice, 9 (2), 149-152.
Javdani, S., Abdul-Adil, J., Suarez, L., Nichols, S. R., & Farmer, A. D. (2014). Gender differences in the effects of community violence on mental health outcomes in a sample of low-income youth receiving psychiatric care. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53 (3-4), 235-248.
Kiser, L. J., Stover, C. S., Navalta, C. P., Dorado, J., Vogel, J. M., Abdul-Adil, J., Kimh, S., Lee, R.C., Vivrette, R. & Briggs, E. C. (2014). Effects of the child–perpetrator relationship on mental health outcomes of child abuse: It's (not) all relative. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38 (6), 1083-1093.
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.
Abdul-Adil, J. (2009). "Principled pluralism" - Toward a religious revival in psychology? One Muslim's perspective. Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 3 (2), 12-16.
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.
- Media Exposure
Abdul-Adil, J. (interview). (2016, July 19). How violence affects the children who witness it. Chicago Magazine. http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/July-2016/Children-Witness-Violence-Trauma-Counseling
Abdul-Adil, J. (interview). (2016, April 4). Black youth in Chicago and the future of American politics. Medill News Service/Medill Reports Chicago/CAN TV. http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/black-youth-in-chicago-and-the-future-of-american-politics
Abdul-Adil, J. (interview). (2014, November 11). The need for Khalil Center. Khalil Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox9siEc9DXA
Abdul-Adil, J. (interview). (2014, September 15). Hip hop becomes therapy for youth affected by violence. WNIN Tri-State Public Media. http://news.wnin.org/post/hip-hop-becomes-therapy-youth-affected-violence
Abdul-Adil, J. (interview). (2014, September 8). Does exposure to violence and trauma impact students' education prospects? The National Journal. http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/education/does-exposure-to-violence-and-trauma-impact-students-education-prospects-20140908
- Question and Answer
Please describe your teaching philosophy.
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.
Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
Emphasize culture, context, and connection between theory, practice, and research.
Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A tradition of humanitarian service and quest for social justice from my family and community backgrounds.
What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
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.
- Professional Skills
Child Trauma, Community Mental Health, Community Violence, Family therapy, Rap Music & Hip-Hop Culture