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Course

  • 30200 Social Intervention: Research and Evaluation
  • 40922 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Theory and Practice

Job Experience

  • Clinical Director, Chicago Adventure Therapy
  • School-Based Therapist, UCAN
  • Therapeutic Learning Coach, OMNI Youth Services
  • Research Assistant, UChicago Consortium on School Research
  • Program Coordinator, Chicago Adventure Therapy
  • Site Director, Brown University Leadership Institute
  • Teen Outreach Program Coordinator, Health Quarters

Fields of Special Interest

  • Youth Development Programs
  • Out-of-School, afterschool and extracurricular activities
  • Academic support and school-based services
  • Experiential Therapies

Publications or Presentations

  • Nagoaka, J., Farrinton, C., Elrich, S., Heath, R. (2015) Foundations for young adult success: A developmental framework. University of Chicago Consortium for School Research.  Chicago IL. https://consortium.uchicago.edu/publications/foundations-young-adult-success-developmental-framework
  • Anderson, C., Turner, A.C., Heath, R., Payne, C. (2016) On the meaning of grit...and hope...and fate control...and alienation...and locus of control...and...self-efficacy...and...effort optimism...and...Urban Review, 48(2), 198-219.
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.”