Myra Lawrence, Ph.D., is a Professor and coordinator of the Child and Adolescent concentration at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago). With over 30 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults, she draws upon psychodynamic and developmental perspectives to understand therapeutic interactions. Dr. Lawrence is the Executive and Clinical Director of Shared Vision, a not-for-profit corporation which implements school-based and after school programs and a pediatric psychology program emphasizing health psychology for children with a chronic medical illness. MA and Psy.D. students participate in these programs as practicum, internship and postdoctoral fellowship trainees, many implementing interventions as part of their clinical research papers. In 1996, Dr. Lawrence won the annual Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Psychological Association and her clinical interests include program development, consultation and supervision, school-based mental health services, pediatric health psychology and alternative healing. She teaches courses in Child & Adolescent Development, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Intervention & Prevention Program Development, Projective Assessment, and diagnostic and therapy seminars.