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Argosy University, Chicago Holds Workshop on Blended Families

(Chicago, September 2015)  Phi Gamma Sigma and The Student Government Association at Argosy University, Chicago co-sponsored a workshop on "Theoretical Approaches to Treatment with Blended Families," on September 25. The guest speaker was one of the Counseling professors: Dr. Gilham. This workshop focused on stages of development of blended families, how they differ from a traditional family, and struggles blended families face. He also discussed treatment approaches and strategies to use with this population.

Dr. Gilham is currently the Director of Clinical Training for Counseling Department at Argosy University, Chicago. He is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Gilham has worked with couples and families for 20 years as the Co-Owner of Family Counseling Institute. In 2012, he conducted a 10 week series on the V-103 radio show entitled “Love Marriage and all that Jazz” that addressed improving the quality of marriage and relationships. He’s also appeared on 107.5 WGCI radio show entitled “Stopping the Hits”, a round table discussion about mental health issues in the African American community.  Dr. Gilham is a presenter at the Illinois Counseling Association annual conference.

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