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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.
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.”