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K. Juzwin

Associate professor

Areas of Focus: Eating Disorders, Suicide and Trauma/PTSD

Phone: 847-969-4946



  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology,Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1997
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1986
  • B.A.,Department of Psychology, Northern Michigan University, 1982


Dr. Juzwin is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. Dr. Juzwin attained her doctorate in psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and Master's in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University. Dr. Juzwin is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, forensic trauma, self-injury and eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS, iaedp). She areas of teaching at Argosy include testing and assessment (objective, projective, and integrated battery assessment); ethics and the law, diagnostic and advanced practicum seminars and special topics courses. Special topics courses include self-injury, eating disorders, suicide assessment, clinical trauma, forensic trauma and police psychology. Primary areas of research include: self-injury, the multisymptomatic complex patient (NSSI, ED, trauma), high risk patients, personnel selection/pre-employment selection, and disaster/first responder mental health. Outside of Argosy, she is the consultant Director of the Self-Injury Recovery Services Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, working across the continuum of care. Other activities include forensic pre-employment research and evaluation of public service employees; and research, treatment and consultation regarding the management of high risk patients. She is a Mental Health responder for the Northern Illinois Critical Stress Debriefing team, IMERT/INVENT disaster field hospital and the FACT disaster response teams. She is active in critical incident response with first responders and law enforcement personnel.


  • Eating Disorders, Suicide and Trauma/PTSD
  • Clinical: Testing & Assessment, Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Eating Disorders, Suicide and trauma/PTSD
  • Clinical Forensic: Pre-employment hiring, first responder culture, forensic personnel trauma, LE culture, CISM, disaster mental health
  • Teaching: Testing & Assessment, Ethics & the Law, Special Topics
  • Research: NSSI, ED, pre-employment, high risk personnel selection


  • The American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Personality Assessment
  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Police Psychologists Services Section Member
  • Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP)

Selected Publications

  • Juzwin, K. R. What's Going On In The Command Post?, in The Role of the Emergency Manager (Second Edition), by Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D. (editor) (submitted for publication, anticipated, 2011). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Juzwin, K. R. Stress Management and Responders, in The Role of the Emergency Manager, by Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D. (editor) (2011). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Washburn, J., Juzwin, K. R., Styer, D. & Aldridge, D. (2010) Measuring the Urge to Self-Injure: Preliminary Data from a Clinical Sample. Psychiatry Research, 178, 540-544.
  • Juzwin, K. R. (2009). Self-Destructive Behaviors, Self-Injury and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: A Therapists' Guide for Family Work and Support. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse Publishing
  • Juzwin, K. R. (2009). Daily Journaling for Self-Injury Recovery: A Therapists' Guide for Clients. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse Publishing.
  • Juzwin, K. R. and Washburn, J. J. (2007). Self-Injury: Conceptualization, Assessment and Treatment. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 18, pages 71-82.
  • Juzwin, K. R. (2004). An Assessment Tool for Self-Injury: The Self-Injury Self-Report Inventory (SISRI). In Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders: Dynamics, Assessment, and Treatment, edited By Levitt, J. L., Sansone, R. A. and Cohn, L. New York: Brunner-Rutledge.
  • Zielinski, C. M., Taylor, M. A., and Juzwin, K. R. (1991). Neuropsychological deficits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 4(2), 110 ?126.
  • Hines, D., Jordan-Brown, L., and Juzwin, K. R. (1987). Hemispheric visual processing in face recognition. Brain and Cognition, 6(1), 91 ? 100.

Selected Lectures

  • Intervention Conceptualization for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Other Self-Destructive Behaviors. Invited speaker, 2-day training for the New Mexico Department of Juvenile Justice professional staff. Emphasis on assessment of self-injury, suicide and self-destructive behaviors of juveniles in a correctional setting. Presentation also included consultation in the prison/jail setting with juveniles and with unit/treatment staff. 2010.
  • Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Self-Destructive Behaviors: Conceptualization, Strategies and Interventions. Invited presentation for 4-hour training for McHenry County Family Services professional staff. Emphasis on function of behavior, assessment and intervention within a developmental framework and self-regulation theory base for interventions for dysregulated behavioral problems of eating, self-harm and self-destruction. Discussed intervention and management in the context of eating disorder, substance abuse, dissociation and other high risk behaviors. 2010.
  • Therapeutic Conceptualization & Interventions for Self-Injury Invited 2-hour presentation for the Trinity University Counseling Center professional staff and students. Emphasis on the function of behavior, comorbid considerations and developmental psychopathology, including elements of spirituality & religion. 2010.
  • The Psychological Assessment Portion of the Hiring Process Symposium focused on regulations, case law and psychometrics involved in the psychological portion of hiring law enforcement and fire/EMS personnel. Invited symposium to the general session of the Illinois Fire & Police Commissioners Association Fall 2010 Seminar.
  • Recognizing & Assessing Self-Injury in School-Aged Students Self-Injury and Self-Behaviors? 15 Things About Self-Injury & Other Self-Destructive Behaviors Invited presentation for 3-hour training for the North Shore School District 112 educators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and nurses in a training day. Emphasis on function of behavior, assessment and recognition of it within a school setting. 2010.

Selected Presentations

  • The Importance of the Psychological Interview & Going beyond the Instrument Data: A Case Study of Multiple Interview of a Law Enforcement Candidate. Miller, G. G., Juzwin, K.R., and Lema-Stern, S. Presentation at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Chicago, Illinois, October 19, 2011.
  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), New York, New York, June 24-26, 2011. 1. Treating NSSI with Comorbid Conditions. Presented by J. Washburn, D. Aldridge, M. Gebhardt, K. R. Juzwin, D. Styer, & A. Yourek. Preconference symposium at the Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents and Young Adults: What clinicians need to know about assessment and treatment. June 24, 2011. 2. Defining level of care criteria for patients with NSSI: A practice guideline proposal for ISSS. Presented by D. Aldridge, A. Yourek, C. Hummel, K. R. Juzwin, D. Styer, M. Gebhardt, C. Hamilton & Jason Washburn. Academic Conference, June 25, 2011. 3. Insulin Manipulation as a Form of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Three Complex Patient Case Studies. K. R. Juzwin, D. Aldridge, D. Styer, M. Gebhardt, C. Devlin, N. Dietzen, C. Smith, Yourek, A., Hummel, C. & Washburn, J. Poster presentation, Academic Conference, June 25, 2011
  • Preparing for Deployment: Mental Health Considerations. Presentation with the IMERT-INVENT team as part of the Illinois Medical Reserve Corps Training. Full-day workshop, 2011.
  • Conceptualization & Intervention for Treating Eating Disorders. Invited speaker to training conference on the issues of assessing and approaching management of eating disorders in a school setting. Loyola University School of Social Work, Family and Schools Partnership. 2011.
  • The State of Self-Injury; Treating the Four Typologies ? Individual and Family Considerations. Symposium on current research and best practices in treating self-injury clients presented to clinicians, school personnel, nurses and treatment providers. Full-day workshop 2011.

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