We will use new digital tools and technologies to support an old idea – that we must care for each other.”
Getting ready to celebrate our 40th anniversary provided us an opportunity to embrace our accomplishments and the challenges we overcame to establish ourselves as a premiere institution of higher learning. But it also provided us with a unique opportunity to look toward the future – to find new ways to advance our mission and expand our vision.
This website – “For Our Wellness” – is part of that. We will use new digital tools and technologies to support an old idea – that we must care for each other – that our mission as an institution of higher education dedicated to training the mental and behavioral health professionals of the future is part of a larger obligation that we have to support and nurture one another.
This website will tell our story. We will feature stories about our people – our students, faculty and alumni, who are already out in the world making a difference. People like Dr. Daniel Cortes, a marine veteran, law enforcement professional and dedicated psychologist who isn’t letting cancer slow him down.
We will share stories about our work – how we train our students through unique partnerships with organizations like the Midnight Mission on L.A.’s Skid Row. One of our graduates, Angela Arcaro, has become a vital member of the Mission’s staff to rescue people from the harsh world of homelessness and addiction.
And we will provide you with valuable resources and support about the critical mental and behavioral health issues that all of us face. What can a family do to help a loved one face the inevitable decline when diagnosed with dementia? The Lopez family of L.A. shares their story – with us and with our new partner, Fox 11 News – to demonstrate the importance of communication and tough love.
“Wellness” can mean many things. At The Chicago School it means we will be here to provide you with useful information from our faculty – and connections to resources where you can get help if you need it.
Michele Nealon, Psy.D., President