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Courses

  • 40922 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice
  • 44401 Sexuality Across the Life Cycle

Job Experience

  • Owner, therapist MN Therapies
  • Therapist, Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago
  • Social Worker, Employment & Employer Services
  • Medical Social Worker, Broward Health Medical Social Worker

Fields of Special Interest

  • Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy

  • Sexual Minorities

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

Publications or Presentations

  • Novak, M. (June 2016). Premature Ejaculation: A Primer. AASECT 2016 Annual Conference. San Juan, PR.

  • Novak, M. (October 2015). Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction: What to know, how to ask and when to get help.  NASW State Conference Presenter. Wheeling, IL.

  • Novak, M. (October 2015). The ABCS of CBT.  NASW State Conference Presenter. Wheeling, IL.

  • Novak, M. (July 2016) Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction: What to know, how to ask and when to get help. NASW-Chicago Chapter Speaker. Chicago, IL.

  • Novak, M. (June 2016) ABCs of CBT. NASW-Chicago Chapter Speaker. Chicago, IL.

  • Novak, M. (March 2016). Out of Control Sexual Behavior Assessment and Treatment. Guest Lecturer for Adler School of Professional Psychology’s Dual Diagnosis Class. Chicago, IL.

  • Novak, M. (October 2015). Erectile Dysfunction: A Primer. Guest speaker for the Chicago Sex Therapist Network. Chicago, IL.

  • Novak, M. (October 2015) ABCs of CBT. NASW-IL State Conference Presenter. Wheeling, IL.

  • Novak, M. (October 2015) Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction: What to know, how to ask and when to get help.  NASW-IL State Conference Presenter. Wheeling, IL.

  • Novak, M. (April 2015). Premature Ejaculation: A Primer. Guest speaker for the Chicago Sex Therapist Network. Chicago, IL.

  • Novak, M. (September 2014) Cognitive Behavioral Structure and Technique. Guest speaker for Mental Health America of IL. Chicago IL

  • Novak, M. (August 2014) Sexual Health, Dysfunction and Therapy. Guest speaker for Mental Health America of IL. Chicago IL

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Silvia Acosta

Silvia L. Acosta, AM '14

“I chose SSA because of its reputation as one of the top programs in the nation. I was attracted to the idea of being intellectually challenged by renowned faculty and classmates in discussionbased lectures. Additionally, I saw that the comprehensive curriculum offered a balanced approach, encompassing both macro and micro training in social work.”