Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Community and Family Services

TRAINEES

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  • Lauren Carr, Ed.M., M.A., NCSP:  Lauren is an advanced doctoral student in the School Psychology program, who joined Loyola Community and Family Services in August of 2017. Lauren received her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University in 2010 and her Ed.M. and M.A. in School and Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Lauren has previously practiced across early childhood, elementary, secondary, and alternative school settings. Some of her professional interests include school-based mental health, trauma informed practice, school wide discipline policies, alternatives to suspension and expulsion, and working with underserved environments and communities. Loyola's commitment to social justice is an element that drives Lauren's current practice along with her future goals as a school psychologist.
  • Alberto Gonzalez, B.A.: Alberto Gonzalez is a second year Masters in Social Work student pursuing the mental health specialization. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. Alberto interned at Christopher House and Chicago Youth Centers during the 2016-2017 year, where he provided bilingual social/emotional support to school aged students, and case management with parents. Alberto is excited to have the opportunity to work in the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities.
  • Huabing Liu, M.S: Huabing Liu is a 2nd year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology program at Loyola University Chicago. She received her master degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. She can speak both English and Mandarin. Her clinical interests include family therapy and multicultural counseling. Her research interests are acculturation, enculturation, and psychological well-being of immigrants and international students.
  • Latifat Odunewu, M.S., LPC:  Joined the Loyola Community and Family Services Fall of 2016. She is also a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. Latifat received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Latifat has clinical and research interests in mental health prevention and intervention programs and cultural adjustments of immigrants and racial/ethnic minorities. In her free time, Latifat enjoys reading fiction novels, trying out new restaurants, and binge-watching Netflix.
  • Linda Quizhpi, B.S.W. : Linda Quizhpi is in the 5 year BSW/MSW School of Social Work Program at Loyola University Chicago. She attained her Bachelor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago and is currently working on her Master's.  Her specialization is mental health and is here for her 2nd level internship placement. Before coming to the Loyola Community and Family Services, Linda had her first level internship at Taller De Jose in Little Village where she worked closely with predominantly Latino, immigrant, and refugee populations. She will be continuing to work with diverse populations here in the Rogers Park area. She plans on going to law school after graduate school.
  • Courtney Ward, B.A:  Courtney Ward is a second level Master of Social Work student at Loyola University Chicago specializing in Children and Families. Courtney attained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Nutrition from Indiana University in the spring of 2016. While working towards her degree, Courtney was a leader for the Body Project, a group focusing on self-esteem and body image for teenage and college-aged females. She also helped found the Mental Health Committee for the large Panhellenic community at the university. From there she went straight into Loyola's MSW program and had her first internship at UCAN Chicago where she worked with youth in state care. She now is a social work trainee at Loyola Community and Family Services where she provides individual and group therapy along with school based services.  In her free time Courtney, love’s watching TV, sewing, and riding her bike down Lake Shore.
  • Scott A Zwolski, Jr., M.Ed.: Currently, I consider myself a 4th year doctoral student in the school psychology program here at Loyola. An increasing research interest I have focuses on childhood trauma, poverty-related stress, and the benefits of educating students about the brain and understanding how the brain works. I hope to develop an intervention that incorporates various Cognitive-Behavioral approaches (such as identifying feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that act as triggers for 'fight or flight'), coping strategies, and helping students understand how the brain operates to assist them in gradually controlling their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. This intervention concept is inspired by Dr. Siegel's upstairs/downstairs brain, which will be the main focal point around the various week-to-week sessions. The hope is to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase students' coping skills toolkit.