Susan Zoline

Associate professor

Professional Ethics.



  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, De Paul University, 1981.
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, De Paul University, 1978.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1975.


Susan Zoline, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, where she has been teaching since 1988. She currently teaches courses in the areas of Professional Issues, Portfolio Development, Adult Development and Clinical Supervision, as well as Pro Groups and Practicum seminars. Dr. Zoline is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She chairs and serves on CRP committees, chairs the Clinical Psychology Admissions Committee, and serves on the Clinical Psychology Student Professional Development Committee. She has worked clinically in a broad variety of settings including private practice, medical settings, community mental health centers and university counseling centers and is active professionally as well. Dr. Zoline is a long standing member of the Illinois Psychological Association Ethics Committee which she currently Co-Chairs. Additionally, she has served as an expert witness for the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regarding Clinical Psychologist licensure issues. She regularly consults and provides training workshops to mental health and other professionals in a variety of settings.


  • Professional Ethics.
  • Age and Gender Bias.
  • Clinical Supervision.
  • Psychology and Judaism.


  • American Psychological Association.
  • Illinois Psychological Association.

Selected Publications

  • Albert, D., Athans, M., Hammer, S., Metz, L.D., Perrotta, P., Reich, W., Sauer, A., Sivan, A., & Zoline, S. (2014). Ethical dilemma involving marital therapy: The returning couple. The Illinois Psychologist Newsletter, 53 (2), 9-11.
  • Zoline, S. S. (2010). Current practices in working with suicidal clients. The Illinois Psychologist Newsletter, 49 (2), 17-18.
  • Zoline, S. S. (2008). Clinical, ethical and legal issues for psychologists in reporting elder abuse and neglect. The Illinois Psychologist Newsletter, 46 (2), 18-19.
  • DiMarco, M., & Zoline, S.S. (2004). Duty to Warn in the context of HIV/AIDS-related psychotherapy: Decision making among psychologists. Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal, 1 (2), 68-85.
  • Zoline, S. (2014, May). Ethical issues in clinical supervision: Traditional considerations and contemporary challenges. Keynote workshop session presented at the annual conference of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT), Chicago, IL
  • Athans, M., Hammer, S., Perrotta, P., Wernke, J., & Zoline, S. (2013, November). Ethical challenges at the end points of clinical work. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Schaumburg, IL

Selected Lectures

  • “Ethical Decision Making in School Settings: From the Ivory Tower to the Real World” Continuing Education Workshop for Social Workers, Educators and Allied Health Professionals, District 39 Schools, Wilmette, IL, August 23, 2013.
  • “Mandated Reporting of Abuse across the Life Span: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Considerations” Continuing Education Training Workshop including Keynote Address, Jewish Community Abuse Resources Education & Solutions (JCARES), Skokie, IL, August 21, 2013.
  • “Ethical Considerations in Effective Provision of Clinical Supervision” In-service Training Workshop, Edward Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL, May 17, 2013.
  • “Defining the Parameters of a Psychotherapy Relationship: Ethical Considerations” Invited Training Workshop, Jewish Child and Family Services, Northbrook, IL, May 3, 2013.
  • “Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision” Clinical staff training seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center, Chicago, IL, April 25, 2013.


  • Athans, M., Hammer, S., Metz, L.D., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A., Sivan, A., & Zoline, S. (2014, November). RU@Risk? Ethics and Technology. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Skokie, IL
  • “Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Training” Trainee Seminar, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL, January 22, 2015
  • “Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice, Supervision and Training” Continuing Education Workshop for Clinical Psychologists, Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Hospital, Maywood, IL, January 8, 2015
  • “There's No App For That: Navigating Clinical, Ethical and Professional Technology Issues in Psychotherapy and Training” Continuing Education Workshop presented with Penelope Asay, Ph.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, IL, October 28, 2014
  • “Closing a Psychological Practice” Continuing Education Workshop presented with Lynda Behrendt, Psy.D. and Scott Hammer, J.D., Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, September 12, 2014

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