Kathy Engel, Psy.D. - Specializing in Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Families

Illinois School of Professional Psychology
     Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of TX Southwestern Medical Center
     Master of Science in Rehabilitation
University of Illinois
     Bachelor of Science w/ Psychology Major

Post-Doctoral Training
Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, Austin, TX
Senior Resident in Child and Family Psychology
     -Implemented short-term, cognitive-behavioral therapy with children, 
       skills training for parents, and family therapy
     -Led critical stress management and debriefing groups for those who shared
       a loss or exposure to a traumatic event

The Allendale Association, Lake Villa, IL
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Psychology
     -Provided long-term therapeutic care to children with a history   
      of disrupted attachments, traumatic life events, and serious mental illness 
      at a residential treatment center
     -Acted as a child advocate with the milieu staff, school, and community

La Rabida Children's Hospital and Research Center, Chicago, IL
Doctoral Internship in Child and Pediatric Psychology
     -Conducted trauma-focused evaluations and therapy to children who
       were sexually abused and exposed to family and community violence
     -Acted as a pediatric consultant to medical staff in the psychological
       treatment of children with acute physical trauma (e.g., burns) and
      chronic medical illness (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, asthma)

Pre-DoctoralTraining Practicums
   -Provided individual, family, group therapy and psychological evaluations
   -Worked with issues of gang involvement, domestic neglect and violence,   
     grief and loss, peer relational problems, and learning difficulties in the 
     following settings:

Ravenswood Hospital Community Mental Health Center
Child & Adolescent Outpatient Program, Chicago, IL

Stephen Hayt Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Fillmore Center for Human Services, Berwyn, IL

Masters-Level Training in Rehabilitation Counseling
     -Practiced and worked in such settings as an inpatient hospital, university    
       rehabilitation center, and group home
     -Provided therapy that was solution-focused and strength-based to help  
      adolescents and young adults adjust to physical and mental disabilities 
     -Helped with skills training in independent living and a variety of vocations  
      to ensure productivity, responsibility, and success in adulthood
As part of my continued training, I am involved in individual and group consultation.  I continue to gain knowledge and experience from all of the families with whom I have the pleasure to work.
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