Susan Zoline

Professor

Professional Ethics.

312-777-7704

szoline@argosy.edu

Degrees

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

Biography

Susan Zoline, Ph.D. is a Professor, University Fellow 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 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. She also currently serves as Illinois Psychological Association Academic Section Chair. 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, both locally and nationally.

Expertise

  • Professional Ethics.
  • Adult Development.
  • Age and Gender Bias.
  • Psychology and Judaism.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association.
  • Illinois Psychological Association. Ethics Committee Co-Chair, Academic Section Chair

Selected Publications

  • Zoline, S. (2016). Duty to Warn and Reporting Requirements in an Era of Concern with Public Safety: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists (Part Two). The Illinois Psychologist, 55 (1), 10-15.
  • Zoline, S. (2016). Duty to Warn and Reporting Requirements in an Era of Concern with Public Safety: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists (Part One). The Illinois Psychologist, 54 (4), 11-14.
  • Zoline, S. (2015). Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Considerations for Psychologists. The Illinois Psychologist, 53 (4), 12-18.
  • 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

  • “Traditional Dilemmas and Evolving Trends in Mental Health Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations.” Hines VA Hospital/Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, October 5, 2017
  • “Navigating Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Practice: Current Guidelines for Clinicians” Continuing Education Workshops, PESI, Bangor ME, Portland, ME, and Portsmouth, NH, August 8/9/10, 2017
  • “Ethical dilemmas for the forensic psychologist: Solitary confinement, torture, racial injustice and human rights in the U.S. prison system” Common Hour Presentation with Danielle Calas, MA, Shanavia Dansby, PhD, Neal Rubin, PhD., and Bianca Vigil, MS., Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago, May 23, 2017
  • “Ethical and Risk Management Considerations Related to Suicide, Violence and Mandated Reporting of Abuse” Continuing Education Workshops, Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL, February 7 and 21, 2017
  • “Mandated Reporting and Mandated Confidentiality: Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice” Trainee Seminar, Shared Vision Psychological Services, Oak Brook, IL, November 18, 2016

Selected Presentations

  • Zoline, S. (Chair), Jones, M., & Nadar, H. (2017, November). Unrecognized Trauma: Micro-Aggressions in Clinical Supervision and Psychotherapy. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Schaumburg, IL
  • Zoline, S. (Chair), Hammer, S.D., Macquot, M., Perrotta, P., & Sivan, A. (2017, November). Ethical Considerations in the Provision of Trauma Services. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Schaumburg, IL
  • Buckley, P., Cantz, P., Sauer, A., Sivan, A., & Zoline, S. (Chair) (2016, November). The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Ethical Pitfalls in Clinical Practice. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Oak Brook, IL
  • Hammer, S., Perrotta, P., Reich, W., Sauer, A., Sivan, A., & Zoline, S. (Chair) (2015, November). Looking Within: How Do Personal and Situational Dynamics Interact with Ethics? Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Skokie, IL
  • Athans, M., Hammer, S., Metz, L.D., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A., Sivan, A., & Zoline, S. (Chair) (2014, November). RU@Risk? Ethics and Technology. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Skokie, IL

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