Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists." - Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D.

"Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists." - Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D.

Cadmona A. Hall, Ph.D., LMFT, FT
Associate Professor, Couple and Family Therapy Department

I believe teaching is a privilege and a great responsibility; therefore, I bring passion and energy to courses I teach. I believe that all students have the ability to achieve. My hope is for students to finish each course having done self-exploration that leads to a new or deeper understanding of themselves and the world. I believe that marriage and family therapists have a responsibility to not only know their craft but also know themselves because they are the tool that is brought into the therapy room.

Self-of-the-therapist training is an important aspect of developing future family therapists. It is essential that students learn their own values, beliefs, and growing edges. The best way for students to do this is by examining the effects different dimensions of culture (i.e. race, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, and gender) have on their lives and their worldview.

I value the relational exploration of self, other and context in order to learn the necessary skills to work effectively with diverse couples and families. Along with a love of teaching, I enjoy mentoring students and I am dedicated to developing culturally responsible marriage and family therapists. The recent research and work that I am most excited about is exploring African Americans experiences with family therapy. Specifically, I am interested in exploring barriers to therapy and potential strategies for engagement. In addition, I explore issues of grief and loss within the context of couples and families.

Please email or call me (312-662-4326) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University
  • BS, Psychology- Bio-Evolutionary option,The Pennsylvania State University

Licensure & Professional Designations

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, IL 
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, NY   
  • Clinical Fellow, the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Approved Supervisor, the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Association for Death Education & Counseling  
  • International Family Therapy Association
  • International Black Doctoral Network Association

Select Publications

  • Hall, C. A., & Sandberg, J. G. (2012). We Shall Overcome: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of African Americans Who Overcame Barriers to Engage in Family Therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy.
  •  Awosan, C., Sandberg, J.G., & Hall, C. A. (2011) Understanding the Experience of Black Clients in Marriage and Family Therapy. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 37: 153–168.

Select Presentations

  • Hall, C. A.  & Hay, H. L. (2016) Guardians of the Galaxy: Guiding Youth through Grief. Full day, Pre-Conference Institute at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

  • Hall, C. A. & Zavada, A. L. (2016). Lessons About Life and Death: Loss Inventory. Workshop at Illinois American Marriage & Family Therapy Association Naperville, Illinois.

  • Hall, C. A. (2015). Mirror, Mirror: Self-examination as a Model in Multicultural Work. Workshop Association for Death Education and Counseling, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Ungureanu, I. & Hall, C. A. (2015). When Love Hurts: Couples Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Workshop at Illinois American Marriage & Family Therapy Association Naperville, Illinois.

  • Hall, C. A., & Ungureanu, I. (2014). Zooming in on the Couple Relationship: Grief at the Movies. Workshop at Illinois American Marriage & Family Therapy Association Naperville, Illinois.

  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L. (2014). Entering the Dragon’s Den: An Evolving Paradigm of Loss Work. Association for Death Education and Counseling, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Hall, C. A. & Zavada, A. L (2014). Moving Difficult Dialogues About Culture to Constructive Conversations. Workshop at North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L. (2014). Culturally Informed Grief Therapy with Families. Workshop at 18th National Symposium of Children's Grief Support, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Hall, C. A. & Hay, H. L (2013). Transformative Healing: Socio-cultural Trauma & Bereavement. Workshop at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 35th Annual Conference, Hollywood CA.

  • Hall, C. A., Hay, H.L., Awosan, C.I. & Hardy, K.V. (2013). Finding the Hero Within: Working with Traumatized Youth. Two session full day Workshop at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington, D.C.

  Awards

  • Syracuse University Social Justice Award, 2006