Cognitive Therapy Clinical Team
Sheila Dowd, MD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate director of residency training in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. She leads the cognitive-behavioral therapy training of the residents and provides individual CBT supervision. Dowd is also a highly experienced clinical researcher who works on the clinical research team led by Philip Janicak, MD. She completed her training in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in health psychology. Her clinical work focuses in the area of mood and anxiety disorders as well as health issues such as weight management.
Dowd can be reached at (312) 942-7281.
Ira S. Halper, MD, is the director of the Cognitive Therapy Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush. Halper is a senior attending psychiatrist at Rush and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Rush Medical College. He is a board-certified psychiatrist with an interest in both cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology. Halper has had a number of years of experience in the use of cognitive and behavioral therapies. He is a diplomate and fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His memberships in professional societies include the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
To make an appointment, contact Christie, at (312) 226-0300. For more information, visit his website.
Amer Smajkic, MD, is a member of the staff of the Cognitive Therapy Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush. He is an adjunct attending psychiatrist at Rush and an instructor of psychiatry at Rush Medical College. Smajkic is a professional colleague of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His research has focused on major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, and his clinical interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders and learning disorders.
To make an appointment, contact Christie at (312) 226-0300.
Teri Hull, MD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. Her treatment perspective incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with innovative cognitive therapy techniques such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and provides individual CBT supervision. Hull received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, focusing on clinical child and pediatric psychology.
Hull can be reached at (312) 942-3549.
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1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 958
Chicago, IL 60612
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