Mark Bilkey, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

"I believe we learn best through the free   
expression of our unique views in a thoughtful,  
challenging environment." Mark Bilkey

"I believe we learn best through the free
expression of our unique views in a thoughtful,
challenging environment." Mark Bilkey

Mark Bilkey, Psy.D.
Associate Chair, Counselor Education and Counseling Department
Interim Program Director
M.A. in Couseling: Specialization in Sport & Health Psychology

As a Counselor Educator, I strive to bring healthy positive energy, current knowledge, fun, and mutual respect to our classroom. Teaching is a wonderfully collaborative process; I believe we learn best through the free expression of our unique views in a thoughtful and challenging environment. For example, I deny students the right to misunderstand—I engage in active listening and deliver clear statements grounded in common sense. I prepare students with the necessary tools in order for them to successfully navigate life’s tests. I also enliven the ideas of celebrating the differences between people and to demonstrate the importance of social connectedness.

A student recently said to me, “I am so happy to be at Adler because I now realize the many opportunities to use my skills in making a difference in the world.” I feel the same about teaching at Adler. It’s a wonderful culmination of my last twenty years of helping individuals, families, and organizations. Now I am preparing the next generation to do the same.

Please email or call me (312.662.4327) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1997
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1992
  • B.A., Family and Consumer Resources, Wayne State University, 1984

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • American Society on Aging (ASA)
  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)

Select Presentations

  • Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Theory: An Integrative Approach, Illinois Counseling Association, November 2015
  • The Purpose and Power of our Earliest Recollections, Illinois Counseling Association, November 2014
  • Structured Reminiscence: Using Early Recollections as a Diagnostic Technique, American Society on Aging, March 2013