Dr. Jennifer L. Patterson

815-341-9872
patterson-jennifer@comcast.net


Education

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, June 2010
APA Accredited Program

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, November 2007
APA Accredited Program

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, January2003
Magna Cum Laude


Clinical Experience

Clinical Director, February 2011 - Present
MidAmerican Psychological Institute, Joliet, IL
• Clinical supervisor for practicum students
• Practicing clinician providing psychological testing and psychotherapy to individuals,   couples, families, and children
·       Oversees MPI’s Clinic for Compulsive Behaviors
·       Provides consolation for pain patients in rehabilitation

Clinical Fellow Post-Doc, June 2010 – December 2010
Family Counseling Agency, Joliet & Homewood, IL
• Site supervisor and training director
• Provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and children
• Clinical diagnosing and development of treatment plans
• Conducted group therapy for adults and children
• Provided supervision for practicum students

 Clinical Intern, August 2008-June 2010
Family Counseling Agency, Joliet, IL
• Provided individual psychotherapy and case management for clients
• Provided psychotherapy to couples, families, and children
• Clinical diagnosis and development of treatment plans
• Conducted group therapy for adults and children
• Provided supervision for two therapy practicum students

Therapy Extern, August 2006-June 2007
Trinity Services, Lockport, IL
• Conducted group therapy for adult clients who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. Some of the intellectual disabilities include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, mild to moderate Mental Retardation, Autism, and traumatic brain injury. Clients also have severe and chronic psychiatric illnesses such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dysthymia, Bipolar, Impulse Control Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Pedophilia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorder
• Provided long-term individual therapy and case management for clients using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• Developed curriculum for therapeutic groups that address such areas as interpersonal effectiveness, anger management, emotion regulation, medication knowledge, core mindfulness, and daily living skills

 Diagnostic Extern, August 2005-August 2006
Midwest Counseling, Orland Park, IL
• Provided diagnostic assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in an out- patient setting
• Psychological report writing and feedback of results

 Therapist, June 2007- July 2008
Trinity Services, Elwood, IL
• Conducted group therapy for adult clients who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. Some of the intellectual disabilities include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, mild to moderate Mental Retardation, Autism, and traumatic brain injury. Clients also have severe and chronic psychiatric illnesses such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dysthymia, Bipolar, Impulse Control Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Pedophilia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorder
• Provided long-term individual therapy and case management for clients using the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• Developed curriculum for therapeutic groups that address such areas as interpersonal effectiveness, anger management, emotion regulation, medication knowledge, core mindfulness, and daily living skills


Teaching Experience

Project Protect, Will County, IL
Presenter for seminar on Helping Divorcing Parents Help Their Children, August
2008 – June 2010
• Bi-monthly presenter for mandated four hour seminar for parents who are going through a divorce
• Providing divorcing parents with information on developmental models, loss and grief, anger management, and how to help their children during the divorce process

 Parenting Class, Joliet, IL
Instructor for parenting class, November 2008 – Present
• Instructor for a one-hour weekly class educating parents about the developmental stages of children and the negative effects of corporal punishment
• Providing training on positive parenting techniques, effective ways to communicate with children, and addressing aggressive/dangerous behaviors. 


Research

Dissertation, Chicago, IL
Depression Among Incarcerated Mothers
Chairman: Kaveh Zamanian, Ph.D.
• Formulated a clinical research project hypothesizing that depression among incarcerated mothers is linked to the frequency and quality of contact a mother has with her children during her incarceration


Seminar Presentations

Introduction and Application of Brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.                 
Serenity House, IL 2016
Behavioral Health at Northwestern Medicine, IL 2015

Best Evidenced Based Techniques for Emotion Regulation
Tatra Corporate and Allied Health Training Services – Continuing Education Seminars
Australia, 2015- ongoing

Hoarding Disorder: Effective Approaches to Mental Health Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment
PESI – Continuing Education Seminars
USA, 2014 - ongoing

Emotion Regulation: Evidence-based techniques for Difficult Clients
PESI – Continuing Education Seminars
USA, 2013 - ongoing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques: CBT for everyday clinical practice
PESI – Continuing Education Seminars
USA, 2011 - 2012

Lights, Camera, ACTion – Patterson, J. Moran, D. J. & Oswald, G.
Oakton Community College 2011
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Chicago Spring Institute 2012

Compulsive Hoarding: A Pervasive Problem. – Patterson, J.
Joliet Police Department 2011


Conference Presentations

Patterson, J. (2015) Brief Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
NIEAPA, Oak Brook, IL

Patterson, J. (2014) Commitment: The Core of Health, Wellness & Productivity.
APA Work & Wellbeing Conference, Rosemont, IL.

Patterson, J, Oswald, G., Moran, DJ. (2014) Lights, Camera, ACTion.
ACBS World Conference 12, Minneapolis, MN.

Patterson, J. (2012) Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Presentation for the Illinois Psychological Association Spring Convention, Bloomington, IL.

Patterson, J. (2011) Compulsive Hoarding.
Symposium presentation at the Mental Health and Hoarding Conference, Joliet, IL.

Patterson, J., Ely, L., & Moran, D.J. (2009) Augmenting Mandated Parenting Classes with Mindfulness Training.
Poster presented at the annual convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ. 


Professional Associations

Illinois Psychological Association, Member (2011 - present)
American Psychological Association, Member (2010 - present)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Member (2010 - present)
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, Inducted (2003) 


Professional Positions Held

Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences,
Chicago Chapter Vice-President 2012-2013


Professional Licensing

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Illinois #180.007754