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Curriculum Vita

ROBERT A. MUSIKANTOW, Ph.D.


Illinois Licensed Psychologist

Certified Clinical Hypnotist


Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 491-9330
E-mail:
rmusikantow@mac.com



EDUCATION

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, July 1979, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA
Dissertation:" Hard versus Soft Approach to Initiating Therapeutic Change: A Theoretical Analysis From a Cognitive Perspective

M.S., Counseling Psychology, August 1976, George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL
Thesis: " Treatment of the Dying Patient"
B.A. Psychology, June 1974,
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Certification in Clinical Hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Adler School of Professional Psychology
2011 To Present
Core Faculty
ADLER SCHOOL of PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 2007 To 2011
Adjunct Faculty
Courses taught: Introduction to Hypnosis, Advanced Hypnosis, Theories of Psychotherapy (online), Research Methods
History and Systems (online), Life-Span Development, Professional Issues, Basic Assessment and Intervention. Developed online classes.


UNIVERISTY of ST. FRANCIS, Joliet, IL 1/99 to Present

Adjunct Faculty
Developed and teach the following courses Managerial Communication and Principles of Health Care Management both in classroom and over the Internet.

DeVRY INSTITUTE, Addison, IL 1/00 to 2001

Adjunct Faculty
Course: Introduction to Psychology


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


IYC St. Charles, St Charles, IL 2000-2007
Consulting Psychologist
Assessment and Treatment of Incarcerated Youth.

LINDEN OAKS HOSPITAL, Naperville, IL 1992 to 2000

Consulting Psychologist
Provide a wide spectrum of therapeutic services for individuals and their families.
Member of Psychology Training Committee and Credential Committee.
Provide staff development and supervise Psychology Residents in Child Rotation.
Conduct educational presentations for in-house staff and community.



PRIVATE PRACTITIONER, Evanston and Naperville, IL 1984 to Present

Psychologist
Provide outpatient and inpatient treatment, advocacy, resource linkage and coordination of services for a wide variety of patients that include children, adolescents, adults and families.
Conducts assessments for clients, determining appropriateness of client treatment.
Coordinates intake, referral services, discharge and aftercare plans.
Furnishes linkage to appropriate community resources and governmental support programs.
Negotiates with all insurance providers and managed care companies.


EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

LAKE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH, Waukegan, IL 1981-1984

Clinical Psychologist
Conducted a variety of outpatient services, including. Individual, group, and family therapy to adults, adolescents and children.
Provided community education programming.
Handled both crisis intervention and emergency consultation.
Supervised Doctoral and Master's level students.



McHENRY COUNTY FAMILY SERVICES and COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH, Woodstock, IL 1979-1981

Clinical Psychologist
Individual group and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.
Psychological assessments and diagnostic evaluations.
Wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column for local newspapers, addressing current psychological issues.
Served as consultant to police department and hospital emergency room staff.
Coordinated and implemented in-service training for agency staff and community agencies.
Supervised Doctoral and Master's level interns.


ADDITIONAL TRAINING


Solution-focused Therapy-Patricia Hudson
Solution-focused Brief Therapy-John L. Walter, LCSW
Bipolar Disorder: New Directions- Linden Oaks Hospital
NLP and Family Therapy-John Grinder,
Hypnosis and NLP-Richard Bandler,
Creative Methods in Family Therapy-Carl Whitaker, MD
Narrative Therapy-Michael White
Hypnosis, Mediation, and Altered States- Richard Bandler
The Structure of Emotions-David Gordon MS
Metaprograms-Leslie Cameron-Bandler MS
Psychology of Mind-George Pransky, Ph.D.
Basic Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis-ASCH
Intermediate Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis-University of Minnesota Medical School
Individual Consultation in Clinical Hypnosis-ASCH
ASCH National Convention-Chicago 2008
ASCH National Convention-Boston 2009
ASCH National Conference-Nashville 2010
Mentoring and Consultation with Bradford Keeney Ph.D. 2010





SELECTED PRESENTATIONS


Reframing in Psychotherapy-McHenry Family Services
ADHD: Cognitive Interventions-Linden Oaks Hospital
A New Approach to Stress Reduction-AMOCO Corporation
Negotiating Conflict in Relationships-Linden Oaks Hospital
Conversational Hypnosis- Northwest Suburban Psychology Group

Publications

Thinking in Circles: Power and Responsibility in Hypnosis


PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Cognitive Therapy, Brief Systems Focused Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. Theory development in hypnosis. Online educational pedagogy.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Psychological Association
American Association of Clinical Hypnosis
Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Allied Medical/Professional Staff Member, Linden Oaks Hospital