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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Highly Qualified Faculty & Staff

Kevin O'Connor

Title/s: Faculty

Office #: Lewis Towers 401

Phone: 312-915-6501

E-mail: kevin@kevinoc.com


Kevin has been a faculty member at Loyola since 1989.  He teaches graduate students in the Institute of Pastoral Studies and undergraduates in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  Kevin also teaches at Chicago's Columbia College, the largest performing arts school in the United States. 

He has taught at the Katholieke Universiteit at Leuven outside of Brussels, Belgium.

He holds three Masters degrees (Education, Counseling Psychology, Pastoral Studies) and has earned the CSP designation (Certified Speaking Professional).  Less than 590 persons in the world hold this honor for speaking and teaching excellence. 

Kevin owns a consulting company that works with technical professionals (PhDs, MDs, PharmDs, JDs, etc) who have been promoted to lead teams of their fellow professionals.  He speaks professionally, consults and coaches with these clients. 

He is the author of six books and the contributor to four more.


Program Areas

Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Associations and Memberships


Selected Presentations

“Establishing and Maintaining a Private Practice” Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Annual Meeting, Oak Brook, IL, 1988, 1992.

“For Youth Only: The Psychology of Parents” The Mid-America Youth Ministry Conference, South Bend, IN, June 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989.

“The Psychology of Adolescents” The Mid-America Youth Ministry Conference, South Bend, IN, June 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989.

“Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Adlerian Private Practice” North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Convention, 1987-88, 1990, 1993-95.

“Strategies for Teachers: Faith and Moral Development in the Classroom” National Catholic Education Association Annual Convention, Washington DC, 1983.

“Reaching and Teaching the Reluctant Learner” Archdiocese of Chicago Curriculum Conference, Fall, 1982.

“Mission of the Teacher: Getting Ready for the Year 2000” National Catholic Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, Spring, 1982.

“Faith and Moral Development: Law and Freedom for Adolescents” St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL, Summer, 1982.

“A Smorgasbord of Adlerian Techniques for Marriage Assessment” North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Convention, Santa Rosa, CA, 1982.

“What Adlerians Can Learn From the New Sex Therapists” North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Convention, Amherst MA, Summer 1980.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, Present Like a Pro: A Field Guide for Professionals Who Present, St. Martin Press, February, 2006.

Author, The Handbook for Ministers of Care, Liturgy Training Publications,

Chicago, IL, Revised & Expanded Edition, 1997.

Author, When All Else Fails: Finding Solutions To Your Most Persistent Management Problems, Kevin E. O’Connor & Associates, Ltd, 1992.

Contributing Author, Communication Coach, Imago Press, Monroeville, PA.

Author, The O’Connor Letter on Leadership, Monthly Publication since 1997.

Author, Profit-Ability: Leading Teams To The Bottom Line During Uncertain Times, Spring, 2002.

Contributor, Skills for Success: A Career Education Handbook for Children and Adolescents with Visual Impairments, American Foundation for the Blind, 1999.

Contributor, Replenishing the Well: Insights and Inspirations from the Field of Visual Impairment, 1997.

Contributor, (still to be named: Blind Parents Raising Sighted Children), no release date.

Author, Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice During Uncertain Times, Video Tape, Kevin E. O’Connor & Associates, Ltd, 1992,

Author, Focusing on Solutions: A Short Course in Problem Solving, Network Paper #23, Center for Youth Ministry Development, Naugatuck, CT, 1989.

Co-Author, The Adlerian Approach to Marriage Assessment, Wyoming Association For Counseling and Development, Spring 1988, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2.

Author, The Clinical Meaning and Use of Self-Esteem for the Adlerian Counselor, Unpublished Masters Thesis, Alfred Adler Institute, Chicago, IL, 1979.

Author, The Philosophical and Psychological Bases of Freedom in Learning as seen by William James and Carl Rogers, Unpublished Masters Thesis, St. Xavier’s College, Chicago, IL, 1971.

Author, Implementing a Teacher Development Program, The Notre Dame Journal of Education, Winter, 1975.

Author, Your Place in the Family, VideoTape, the Learning Seed, Lake Zurich, IL, 1991.


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