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Chicago Instructors and Doctoral Student Give Presentations at Illinois Counseling Association’s 68th Annual Conference

Three instructors and one doctoral student from Argosy University, Chicago recently gave presentations at the Illinois Counseling Association’s 68th Annual Conference. The conference was held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield, Illinois and was open to counselors, social workers, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists.


Nathaniel Gilham, EDD, LCPC, NCC and Gary Koch, PhD, NCC presented on Developing Compassion Between Police and the Community. Joseph Campbell and Nicole Thompson, EDD will be co-presenting with Dr. Gilham and Dr. Koch.


Dr. Gilham, director of training, College of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Services, Argosy University, Chicago earned his Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Chicago in 2011. Dr. Gilham also owns and operates a private practice.


Dr. Gary Koch, department chair, College of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Services, Argosy University, his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Dr. Koch began his teaching career in 1997. Throughout his career, he has taught at private, for profit; private, not for profit; and, state universities.


Dr. Nicole Thompson, adjunct professor, at both Argosy University, Chicago and Adler University, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, families, and adults through individual and group services in home, correctional, and clinical settings.  She specializes in the area of sex and love addiction as well as multicultural education. She also has experience providing supervision for master level practicum students and clinical consultation for doctoral students. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University, Chicago.  Her dissertation focused on the counselor educators’ perceptions of teaching cultural competencies. She also received her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling at Argosy University, Chicago after completing her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Joseph Campbell is a fourth year doctoral student in the Counseling Education and Supervision program at Argosy University, Chicago. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his degree. Joseph serves as the Assistant Director of Training at Argosy University, Chicago to assist the Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision (EDD) students. In this role, he assists student with locating clinical training sites.


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