Sheila Dowd, PhD
Sheila Dowd 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. Dowd 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
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. Halper 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, his assistant, at (312) 226-0300. For more information, see his profile.
Amer Smajkic, MD
Amer Smajkic, MD is a member of the staff of the Cognitive Therapy Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush. Smajkic is an adjunct attending psychiatrist at Rush and an instructor of psychiatry at Rush Medical College. Smajkic is also the director of the Child and Adolescent Consultation Liaison Service at Rush. 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 post-traumatic stress disorder, and his clinical interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders and learning disorders.
To make an appointment, contact Christie at (312) 226-0300. For more information, see his profile.