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Course

  • 44312  Co-occurring Disorders: Mental Illness, Physical Disease, and Substance Abuse 

Job experience

  • Director, Victim Witness Unit - Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Child Sexual Assault Specialist- Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Foresic Interviewer and Therapist - LaRabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center
  • Clinical Specialist - DuPage County Health Department Foresic Services Unit
  •  Visiting Lecturer, DePaul University Social Work Department
  • Master Practioner Instructor - University of Chicago, SSA
  • Visiting Facilitator - Adler University, SJP
  • Therapist - Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Indiana
  • Mental Health Provider - Kane County Child Advocacy Center

Fields of Special Interest

  • Violence Against Women and Children
  • Trauma
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Mental Health Services/PolicyManagement

Publications or presentations

  • Smith, Lori H. (2013 - 2015) Hidden Victims/Hidden Witnesses: Children as Witnesses to Domestic Violence. Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Advocates, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mandatory Training, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL.
  • Smith Lori H. (2013-2015) Interviewing Child Victims of Sexual Assault. Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Advocates, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mandatory Training, Cook County State’s Atttorney’s Office, Chicago, IL.

  • Smith, Lori H. (2014)  Trauma and the Brain.  Presentation to Assistant State’s Attorneys and Victim Witness Personnel at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL. 

  • Smith, Lori H. (2014) Interviewing Girl X. Presentation to Law Students at the John Marshall Law School, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.

  • Smith, Lori H.  (2015)  Intersectionality: White Privliege, Life Sustainabiltiy, and Family Legacy.  Invited Seminar Facilitator and Presenter, Adler University, Chicago, IL.      

     

Max Beshers

Max Beshers, AM '14

“I’ve learned that research is a lot of work and it takes a long time to do. From the protocol, to developing instruments, to recruiting participants. This has been a real eye-opener. But all of this hard work [for Project READY] is gratifying as this research is important. It will help inform those of us who are clinicians. And it’s going to save lives.”