* Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Behavioral Science. The focus was an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the sources/components of optimal human development throughout the life cycle. In other words, understanding human adaptation and the recipe/roadmap to a happy well-lived life.
This was a very empirical program with an emphasis on understanding and doing research about the life cycle and it’s various transitions and crisis points from a multidisciplinary approach.
* Over 14 Years Working In Major Medical Centers. Here the focus was on the relationships between various life stresses, the development of illnesses and symptoms, and the best approaches to cure or relief.
In-Depth Study Of Several Psychotherapy Approaches Including
In Addition, Dr. O’Connell began her career with:
A masters degree in Sociology from George Washington University where she held a Teaching Fellowship
A Degree from the Sorbonne in French language and culture.
American Psychological Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Founding Board member of the Illinois AFCC chapter
Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (past president)
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Society for Personality Assessment
Linda O'Connell, PH.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Family Specialist