Faculty

The faculty members of the Psychology Doctoral Therapy Practicum Program are committed to facilitating each resident’s understanding of patients, theory and training—in a process that’s ongoing and focused on learning. Externs in the psychology doctoral therapy practicum program are assigned doctoral level staff clinicians for supervision, with regular evaluation scheduled to improve clinical functioning, skill, professionalism and openness to learning.

Faculty
Clinical supervision can be an illuminating yet, at times, anxiety-provoking experience. Our psychology doctoral therapy practicum faculty provide mentoring for externs—helping them integrate into their training programs; facilitating learning experiences in the areas of clinical theory, clinical practice, ethics and professional development; establishing schedules to allow for participation in required clinical and training activities; and monitoring timeliness of completion of charting, assessments, treatment plans and treatment summaries. Our faculty work to notice the strengths and weaknesses of each trainee, in order to fine-tune training to individual needs. In addition to individual supervision, externs receive supervision of the groups they co-lead. This supervision is in a group setting and is facilitated by two staff members and our postdoctoral fellow. Additional supervision will be provided when the staff and extern determine it is advisable.

Kristen Aberle, Psy.D. (Roosevelt University)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Mirna Ballestas, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
CABH Program Manager, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Lucia D'Arlach, Ph.D. (DePaul University)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Anna Dacus, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Psychotherapist

Beth Funk, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Tara L. Gill, Ph.D. (DePaul University)
Psychotherapist

Jon Goldner, Ph.D. (Loyola University)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Alejandra Gonzalez, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (Northwestern University)
Psychotherapist

Bob Hirsch, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Director of Clinical Training, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Patricia Hoyos, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Richard Macur-Brousil, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Tim McCurdy, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Reema Obaid, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Greg Staszko, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Jennifer Thompson, Psy.D. (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Erika Wicks, Psy.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Psychotherapist