Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology 325 North Wells Street Chicago IL 60642
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Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw is a Haitian American licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor and associate chair of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also holds a master's degree in clinical psychology, with a focus on community psychology, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's degree, with honors, in psychology from the University of Chicago.
She is currently a volunteer clinical supervisor with the Chicago-based Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture. She has been a clinical volunteer with The Kovler Center since 2001.
Dr. Langtiw received clinical training at the Office of Applied Psychological Services and psychiatry department at the University of Illinois at Chicago; the University of Chicago Center for Cognitive Therapy; the Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture/International FACES; and completed a doctoral internship/residency at TriCity Community Mental Health Center in East Chicago, Indiana, which is accredited by The American Psychological Association. She has also worked at Chicago-based Mount Sinai Hospital's Under the Rainbow program for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Her clinical work reflects a strong systemic/community sensibility that integrates a relational cultural perspective.
She is an assistant editor or The Qualitative Report, a qualitative research journal. She is on the steering committee of the Critical Psychology Special Interest Group of The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
Her areas of expertise include cultural diversity, immigration/migration, multicultural competence trauma across the lifespan, yoga and body based therapies, expressive therapies, spirituality and religion and self-care, (Haitian/American) identity development and qualitative research.
Dr. Langtiw has a strong passion for teaching and clinical training, and enjoys supporting students in finding their voice in psychology. In 2012, she was the inaugural recipient of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Inspired Teaching Award. Her teaching approach is based on the philosophy that both the scholar and educator engage, interact with and experience the substantive material of the course. Through this dynamic process, they are changed by and change that very same material through their unique understanding. Becoming a psychologist is a dynamic and transformative process. Dr. Langtiw strives to provide a safe and unencumbered space for that transformation to occur.