Hello! My name is Lorna London and I am delighted to join the faculty at Roosevelt University. I am an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Training in the Department of Psychology. I received my B.S. in psychology from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) and my Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina.
My research interests involve health psychology and how the integration of medical and psychological health care can promote health and wellness in children, adolescents and adults. I am also interested in multicultural issues. In particular, I am interested in how children develop their own ethnic identity and learn to work collaboratively with others from diverse cultural backgrounds. There are many opportunities for students from both the Chicago and Schaumburg campuses to become involved in various aspects of these research projects. If you are interested in joining our research teams, please feel free to stop by my office (405D Gage Bldg.) or drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d be happy to share additional information with you and welcome you to our team.
Since coming to Roosevelt University, I have taught Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Developmental Psychopathology, Health Psychology and Mental Health Practice Across Settings. I enjoy finding ways of making psychology come alive in the classroom by using interactive projects and demonstrations. I find that one of the best ways for students to excel in the field of psychology is to find ways to put theory into practice. Through lecture, discussion, case studies, videos and small group activities, we explore clinical issues in an interesting and challenging way.
In addition to my academic work, I also maintain a private practice, where I offer individual and family therapy services to clients in the western suburbs. My research and teaching help to inform my clinical practice, and my clinical practice stimulates my research and teaching. They all go hand in hand. I am excited when I can share with students the myriad of experiences provided in our psychological training.
Volunteerism is also an important aspect of my life. Whether working on behalf of the impoverished or marginalized, the young or old, I find that living the mission of social justice brings important meaning to the work I do. So, if you’d like to join me on the journey of making a difference in our world, from a psychological or social justice perspective, you would be most welcome. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.