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Title: Richard L. Renfro, Ph.D. – Director
Tele: 773.508.3361

 

Richard L. Renfro is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Loyola Community and Family Services which primarily serves the Edgewater and Rogers Park communities.  Before coming to Loyola University, Dr. Renfro worked at DePaul Family & Community Services for over 15 years, where he worked with urban children and families and Spanish speaking communities from the near north and west side Chicago areas.  His clinical focus at the clinic was working with adolescent males involved with the juvenile justice system as well as conducting family therapy with these adolescents.  He also specialized in working with youth & families around issues of sexuality.  Dr. Renfro past teaching has focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender psychology, Latina/o psychology and graduate level diversity courses for clinical and community students.  His clinical research has focused on Latino/an issues including Gay Latino Men and HIV prevention as well as Latina mental health and the barriers Latinas face accessing mental health services in the Chicago and collar county regions.  Dr. Renfro received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Yale University and his doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in clinical/community psychology.  His pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute of Juvenile Research.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.A. Yale Univeristy, New Haven, CT

Research Interests:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Latino/a Mental Health
  • LGBT Identity Development
  • Intersectionality, Oppression and Mental Health

Professional & Community Affiliations:

  • Society for Community Research and Action
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association

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Title: Celia Cuddeback, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tele: 773.508.3462

 

Celia Cuddeback is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined Loyola Community and Family Services (LCFS) in February 2016.  She is an alumna of Loyola University Chicago obtaining her Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in Latin American studies and Master of Social Work with a children and families concentration and subspecialty in migration studies.  At LCFS, Celia provides individual, family, group therapy in addition to school-based services.  Prior to joining LCFS, Celia worked at a community health center providing comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting women on Chicago’s west and south sides.  She also has experience providing therapy to Latin American asylum-seekers and their families.  Her clinical interests include trauma-informed care, working with individual and families in transition, the treatment of mood disorder, early childhood development, and deconstructing the experience of migration on families/communities.  Celia is passionate about social justice and is committed to serving and empowering families and communities.

Degrees

  • M.S.W. Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • B.S. Loyola University, Chicago, IL

 

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Title: Jennifer J. Rose, Ph.D. - School Psychologist
Tele: 773.508.3704

 

Jennifer J. Rose is a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Dr. Rose has provided psychological services for students in diverse settings including traditional k-12 buildings, juvenile corrections, alternative schools, and psychiatric facilities. Dr. Rose completed her internship in New Orleans within the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LASPIC). Prior to becoming a school psychologist, Dr. Rose was a classroom teacher for nine years in Chicago Public Schools. As the former Tertiary Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the Illinois Positive Behavior Supports Network (IL-PBIS Network), Dr. Rose consulted with schools to address issues related to school climate and student social-emotional needs, and behavior. During her tenure with IL-PBIS Network, she assisted schools in implementation of universal screening using standardized instruments (e.g., Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, SDQ; and the Systematic Screener for Behavior Disorders, SSBD). Universal screening is an efficient process to help identify students with social-emotional, or behavioral concerns that may benefit from early intervention.

Dr. Rose believes that the provision of academic equity for minority and low-income student is a powerful demonstration of social justice. Her efforts in this area are focused on consulting with public schools to assist in the engagement and empowerment of families of color; the implementation of interventions to help reduce the disproportionate application of exclusionary discipline for students of color and students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Dr. Rose’s work relating to increasing academic equity also include co-authoring several articles including, The Overrepresentation of African American Students in in Exclusionary Discipline: The Role of School Policy; She has also delivered numerous presentations on the topics of equity and disproportionality.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. School Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • M.Ed. Educational Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • B.S. Communication Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Research Interests: 

  • Equity in education
  • School discipline
  • Culturally-responsive implementation of positive behavior supports
  • Wraparound and family engagement

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Illinois School Psychologists Association

 

 

Title: Lynne Golomb, Ed.D. - School Psychologist
Tele: 312-915-6218
Email: lgolomb@luc.edu

 

Lynne Golomb is a nationally certified school psychologist and is currently the internship coordinator for the School Psychology Program.  She was previously a practicing school psychologist in a developmental 0-3 program and is an advocate for early assessments and interventions for disabled children. She brings over twenty years of experience as a school-based practitioner to her role, as well as over twenty years supervising the school psychology clinical programs. She is interested in early intervention strategies and providing all children with the tools to reach their potential. She is currently working on research related to the synergy between University training programs and school district expectations for intern school psychologists. Her team has developed a newsletter that is shared with the field supervisors around issues of ethics and decision making. She has afforded them opportunities for consultation and input regarding changes needed to meet the field based practice of school psychology. She has worked extensively with the programs in Illinois to develop innovative and meaningful internship experiences that provide the Loyola students the tools to be outstanding professionals in the field. Currently Lynne is working with the Clinic to provide services for early childhood assessment as well as autism.  She is interested in parent education as a means to maximize children's success.

Degrees:

  • Ed.D., Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Research Interests:

  • Early Childhood
  • Autism

Professional & Community Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Illinois School Psychologists Association
  • National School Psychologists Association
  • Council Of Exceptional Children

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Title: Kenya McKenzie, MBA - Administrative Assistant
Tele: 773-508-3390
Email: kmckenzie1@luc.edu

 

Kenya McKenzie career experience as an administrative assistant is spread over seven productive years. Previous work experience has provided Kenya with the opportunity to possess a strong working knowledge of administration, finance and planning related to senior adult care. Kenya is knowledgeable about state/federal agencies and laws that impact senior care. Kenya has experience with monthly budget analysis to track sources of funding, budget forecasting and reconciliation for billing and invoicing. Kenya also has experience conducting individual and group intake interviews, thus possessing a strong knowledge of patient care and cost of patient's applications. Kenya's other skills include: developing innovative marketing and sale strategies to increase patient referrals for homemaker services, organizing/coordinating interviews, screening resumes, establishing client relationships and administering assessments. She also has experience with long and short term insurance intake training.

 

Degrees:

  • B.A., Westwood College, Chicago, IL
  • MBA, Argosy University, Chicago, IL