Susan L. Adler, LCSW, ACSW
River Forest, IL 60305 708-771-4636
A Chicago Social Worker of the Year, NASW, Chicago Chapter
Bronze Award, Human Sexuality, Raising Sexually Healthy Children, Educational Video and Guidebook.
Volunteer Professional of the Year, Preservation for Human Dignity (Ph.D)
Spanish and English
Private Practitioner, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Oak Park-River Forest, IL 1993 to Present Couples, adult, family, children. Specializations: loss, trauma, PTSD, marital, pre-marital, divorce recovery, relationship, communication, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, co-dependency; adult children of alcoholics, alcohol abuse.
Founder, Spanish-Speaking Services Connection 2004 to 2016 (Formerly the Alexian Brothers Spanish-Speaking Postpartum Depression Program Advisory Board) The group currently maintained over 300 members consisting of providers of services to Latinos and their families, a listserv and newsletter, and regular meetings with speakers dedicated to educating professionals.
Manager/Counselor, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network Spanish-Speaking Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder Program Elk Grove, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, IL 2002 to 2008 Professional, community, hospital staff training, education, Advisory Board chair, In-patient/out-patient individual assessment, crisis management, Spanish-speaking womans group facilitator.
School Psychotherapist/ Organizational Consultant, Youth Guidance Grant, Chase Elementary, Chicago, IL 2000 to 2001 Chicago Public School grant serving pre-school to eight grade low income Spanish-speaking students, psychotherapist, loss group facilitator, organizational consultant
Associate Professor, Family Therapy Trainer, University of Illinois Chicago, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL 1998 to 2001 Family Therapy course taught to psychiatry residents at the medical school. Live supervision & didactic lecture
Family Therapy Trainer, Institute for Juvenile Research, Clinical Externship Family Systems Program, University of Illinois Chicago 1993 to 1995 Training of Postgraduate externs in family therapy. Live supervision & didactic lecture
Lecturer, Institute for Juvenile Research Clinical Externship Program University of Illinois Chicago, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. 1983 to 1993 Guest lecturer specializing in violence and abuse
Assistant Executive Director, Director of Training and Staff Development, Supervisor of Staff, Graduate and PhD students, Bilingual Family Therapist, Individual and Couples Psychotherapist, Midwest Family Resources, Chicago & Oak Park 1983 to 1993. Positions held in a private psychological corporation.
Supervisory Externship Program, Family Systems Program, Institute of Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago. 1991 to 1992
Clinical Externship, Family Systems Program, Institute of Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL 1984 to 1985
MSW, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago. 1981 to 1983
BA, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1977 to 1981
Stress and Parenting in the Year 2006. Parent and Child Educational Society Pacesetter, April/May, 2006.
Raising Sexually Healthy Children. 1998. Lake Zurich: Learning Seed. (800-634-4941)*
My Body Is Mine, My Feelings Are Mine: Story book and Adult Guidebook about Body Safety. 1995.
Plainview, NY: Childswork/Childsplay. (800-962-1141).*
Prevention Programs in the State of Illinois. 1996. Illinois Professional Society of the Abuse of Children. Spring.*
Systemic/Strategic Interventions Targeting Denial in the Incestuous Family. 1989. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, Winter, 8, 44-52.*
WORKSHOPS/CONSULTATION TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS**
How to Improve Your Marriage
How to Thrive as a Working Mother
Reclaiming Joy/Reducing Your Stress Level
Child Abuse and Neglect
Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment
Latinas and Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment
*Published under Susan Hoke
**Please inquire about other available topics
References are available on request.