Carolyn Gralewski


Child Development


  • B.S., Psychology, Loyola University, 1970
  • PhD., Clinical Psychology,University of Illinois, 1978


Carolyn Gralewski, PhD, is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois/Chicago. Dr. Gralewski has extensive experience in teaching including 20 + years of teaching at the graduate level. Dr. Gralewski also has had extensive experience working in the educational system and in special education. She has maintained a private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant and workshop presenter for over 25 years. Her approach has consistently emphasized a growth oriented, positive model of change and intervention. She has published in the areas of women's development and eating disorders. Particular areas of interest include stress and wellness, personality, and development throughout the life span. In keeping with her interest in the developmental perspective, Dr. Gralewski has recently expanded into the areas of personal coaching and of group work with adults in need of "reinvention" in their lives. Dr. Gralewski currently teaches courses in lifespan development, psychopathology, and assessment. She also supervises student research in the areas of adolescent development, adult issues, and trauma.


  • Child Development
  • Adult Development Issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety Disorders


  • American Psychological Association

Selected Publications

  • Gralewski, C. & Rodgon, M. (1979). Sex Role Attitudes, Perceived Competence Related to Role, and Role Satisfaction in Women Differing in Traditionality of Role. Jrnl. App. Soc. Psych. Vol.9, No.2.
  • Gralewski, C. & Rodgon, M. (1980). Effects of Social and Intellectual Instruction on Achievement Motivation in Women Differing in Traditionality of Role. Sex Roles, Vol. 6, No.2.
  • Gralewski, C. & Schneider, M. (2000). An Adlerian Approach to Treating Eating Disorders. In K. Miller & S. Mizes, eds. Comparative Treatment of Eating Disorders. Springer Publishing.
  • Waters, Dana; Gralewski, Carolyn; Schneider, Mary; & Westermeyer, Jerry. (2008). Lifestyle Among Abuse-reporting Outpatients. The Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol.64, No. 1.

Selected Lectures

  • 1990, May. Managing Stress in the Workplace. National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP) National Conference. Chicago, Il.
  • 1983, October. Managing Stress. Federal Aviation Association Women in Transition Conference. Chicago, Il.

Selected Presentations

  • 2011, July. The Dreaded Group Presentation: A Strategy for Decreased Anxiety and Increased Learning.. International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 2011, July. Utilizing a Developmental Perspective to Reduce Anxiety in Young Adult Clinicians in Training. International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 2007, November. Reinvention: Guiding Women through Mid-life Transitions. Illinois Psychological Association Annual Conference. Skokie, Il.
  • 2005, May. It's Not Pathology, It's Adulthood. Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Conference. Palatine, Il.
  • 2004, June. It's Not Pathology, It's Adulthood. Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Conference. Oak Brook, Il.

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