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MARC FRANCHOT WEISS, PH.D.

A PSYCHOLOGIST ON WHEELS

HOUSE AND OFFICE CALLS AND VISITS

CHICAGO AND LINCOLNWOOD, ILLINOIS 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

B.A., 1969; M.A., 1972

Major: Psychology

Minor: Mathematics, Business Administration

 

Illinois Institute of Technology

Ph.D., 1980                                                                                         APA Approved

Major: Clinical Psychology

 

Oakton Community College

Real Estate Appraisal

1993-1994

 

Oakton Community College

Financial Services and Market Analysis Courses

1999-2000

 

Chicago Board of Options Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade

Basic through advanced courses and seminars

1999

 

Professional Employment and Experience

 

September 2003 Present

Chicago Public Schools Office of Academic Enhancement Gifted, Enriched and Talented Programs.

Chicago, Illinois

School Psychologist: The primary duties included but were not limited to evaluation, determination, and admission responsibilities to Regional and Comprehensive Gifted Programs. Secondarily, duties included student and parental counseling, and consultation to a variety of school and program staff. Administrative duties included consultation, budget and funding involvement, etc.

 

September 1992 September 2003

Chicago Public Schools Specialized Services

Chicago, Illinois

            School Psychologist: The primary duties included but were not limited to Special Education

evaluation, consultation, intervention, counseling, program development, crisis intervention, etc.

 

October 1985 May 2000

The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Northern Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

            Founder, Director, and Primary Trainer: Provide continuing education and

advanced training in hypnosis, hypnotherapy, family therapy, and brief therapy to mental health and health professionals. Developed programs, coordinated clerical and training staff, and initiated public relations, promotional, and advertising activities. Sought and obtained continuing education credit approval from several organizations and agencies.

 

November 1980 March 1996

Chicago, Illinois

            Private Practice and Consultation

 

May 1988 - August 1991

Roosevelt University

External Studies Program

Chicago, Illinois

Instructor in Psychology : Taught General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence, and the Seminar and Advanced Seminar in the Social Sciences.

 

August 1989 - August 1990

Roosevelt University

Department of Psychology

Chicago, Illinois

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology:  Taught General Psychology, Motivation, Advanced Clinical Psychology, Objective Testing, and Projective Testing. The latter three are graduate level courses.  Other duties have included M.A. thesis and internship supervision, student advising, faculty phon-a-thon, and co-advisor to Psi Chi.

 

September 1988 - August 1989

Calumet College

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Whiting, Indiana

Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator Psychology Section: Taught Introductory Psychology, Biological and Psychological Theories of Personality, Community Psychology, Interviewing Techniques, and the Psychology of Adjustment. Committee work, student advisement, and program development were included.  Research included data collection completed for an eight year longitudinal follow-up on attitude development.  Data collection completed on an assessment procedure to determine kindergarten readiness in pre-school children.

 

January 1988 - August 1989; January 1991 - May 1991

Roosevelt University

Department of Psychology

Chicago, Illinois

Adjunct Instructor: Taught the following courses: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Motivation, and Personality.

 

September l983 - May 1987

Northeastern Illinois University

Department of Psychology

Chicago, Illinois

Instructor: Taught the following courses: Theory and Techniques of Interviewing, Psychology of Mental Health, Introductory/General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Tests and Measurements. Taught one summer term.

 

March 1980 - August 1983

Henry Horner Children's Center

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

Institute for Juvenile Research

Chicago, Illinois

Psychologist III: Clinical Duties - Duties included mental status evaluations, hospital admission responsibilities/privileges and individual, group and family psychotherapy and counseling.  Performed neuropsychological consultation and testing as well as traditional psychological testing.  Clinical duties were primarily with male and female adolescent populations (ages 12-18) but had involvement with younger children (ages 5-11). Training Duties - Provided supervision to intern (APA approved internship) and junior level psychologists and inservice presentations on clinical hypnosis and neuropsychological assessment to Psychology Service Staff.  Administrative Duties - Acted as unit chief in his/her absence. Duties included staffing, payroll and general administrative and clinical responsibility and supervision of the unit.  Hospital Affairs - Elected member - Psychology Service Executive Committee: 1982,  Children and Adolescent Program Liaison; 1983, Secretary/Treasurer.

 

October 1978- September 1979

Veterans Administration Medical Center

Psychology Service                                                                               APA Approved

North Chicago, Illinois 60064

Psychology Intern: Acute Treatment Service/Triage duties included initial evaluations, assessments, short-term counseling - psychotherapy, crisis intervention, treatment - discharge planning and case management.   Counseling Psychology duties included career-occupational-vocational, educational and personal-adjustment counseling as well as vocational rehabilitation, evaluation and assessment.  Consultation and direct service rendered to psychiatric. substance abuse and medical-surgical, and outpatient units.  Mental Health Clinic duties included long term psychotherapy (individual, group, family) case management, program development and administration.  Lake County Mental Health Clinic placement included training in child, adolescent, marital, and family therapy.  Performed diagnostic assessments.

 

June 1978 - September 1978

Northtown-Rogers Park Mental Health Center

Department of Mental Health - Chicago Board of Health

Chicago, Illinois

Clinical Therapist:  Individual, marital, and family psychotherapy, intake assessments, coordinator of Day Treatment Program activities, and liaison to Chicago-Read Mental Health Center.

 

February 1977 - February 1978

Community Consolidated School District 62 in conjunction with

Maine Township High School District 207

Des Plaines, Illinois

School Psychology Intern: Duties included individual and group psychological assessment (i.e., personality, intellectual, academic, learning disability), consultation to teachers, social workers. parents, etc., and individual guidance counseling.  Conducted and coordinated case presentations and staffings in order to formulate and implement educational and social interventions.  Consulted to ongoing research program and involvement with attitude scale development.

 

December 1975 - February l977

Chateau Waukegan, Inc.

Waukegan, Illinois

Clinical And Social Service Director: Clinical duties included individual and group psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluations, crisis intervention, treatment planning and supervision.  Implemented and directed residential screening committee and intake - orientation policies and procedures.  Clinical supervision of nine staff members: three social rehabilitation workers, three activities workers, two counselors and one psychiatric nurse.  Administrative duties included participation in budgeting, staffing and physical plant operation.  Coordinated and supervised rehabilitation programs which became state approved/accredited during my tenure. Reviewed and evaluated work of subordinates.  Evaluated all patient services and programs.  Participated in inservice training with presentations and case management discussions.  Liaison with community resources and various county, state, and federal agencies. Acted as administrator in his absence. Administrative supervision of 86 employees.

 

September 1974 - December 1975

Chicago Board of Education

Coles Elementary School

Chicago, Illinois

Elementary School Teacher

 

January 1974 - June 1974

Psychological Assessment and Treatment Clinic

Chicago, Illinois

Psychometrician: Special "contract" project in the Chicago Public Schools for the Head Start Program. Duties included administering the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Stanford-Binet, etc. to both control and former Head Start Pupils, grades K - 3. This was followed with test scoring, interpretation, interviewing and data compilation and summarization to ascertain the academic and social effects of the Head Start Program.

 

September 1972 - September 1973

Michael Reese Hospital

Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute

Chicago, Illinois

Research Associate:  Performed many of the traditional duties of a research assistant: data collection and analysis, subject interviewing, screening and testing.   Participated as a co-investigator in research investigating stimulus encoding and selective scanning processes in adult schizophrenics.

 

Miscellaneous Employment

 

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Consultant/Contractual Psychological Services

 

Early Childhood Education Program - Project PREDICT

Maine Township Special Education Programs

Niles, Illinois

Consultant

 

Community Consolidated School District 62

Des Plaines, Illinois

Consultant

 

East Maine Public Schools - District 63

Des Plaines, Illinois

Consultant

 

Community Consolidated School District 64

Park Ridge, Illinois

Consultant

 

Special Education District of Lake County

Gurnee, Illinois

Contractual Psychological Testing

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Determination Services

Midwest Region Offices

Chicago, Illinois

Clinical Psychologist - Quality assurance and second level claims reviewer for psychiatric impairment and developmental disabilities cases.

 

Triton College

River Grove, Illinois

Adjunct Instructor

 

Consultative Examinations

Chicago, Illinois

Clinical Psychologist - Disability assessment

 

August 1977 - May 1978

Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Psychology

Teaching Assistant - Child Psychology, Abnormal Psychology

 

September 1970 - June 1971

University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Department of Psychology

Teaching Assistant - Introductory Psychology

 

January 1969 - September 1969

University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Department of Psychology

Research Assistant

 

Worthington, Hurst and Associates

Chicago, Illinois

Mental Health Consultant - Head Start Programs

 

Chicago Board of Education

Chicago, Illinois

Substitute Teacher

 

Certification/Registration

State of Illinois - Clinical Psychologist #71-2738

State of Indiana  - Psychologist #20040340

State of Illinois - School Psychologist #73-1096567

State of Illinois - Social Worker #150-3282

State of Illinois - Guidance Counselor #73-1082146

State of Illinois - Standard Elementary School (K-9) #03-1042803

 

Listed

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #30357

 

Offices Held

Elected member - Psychology Service Executive Committee -

Children and Adolescent Program Liaison, Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

 

Elected Member - Psychology Service Executive Committee - Secretary/Treasurer, Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

 

Elected Member - Advisory Board - Northtown Rogers Park Mental Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

 

Appointed Member - Public Relations and Marketing Committee, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

 

Appointed Member - Speakers Bureau, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Editorial Responsibilities

Appointed to the editorial staff for the published proceedings of The Third International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, December, 1986.

 

Appointed to the editorial staff for Ericksonian Monographs Number 3, 5, and 6.

 

Appointed to the editorial staff for "Developing Ericksonian Therapy," Brunner/ Mazel, New York, 1988.

 

Continuing Education

Mental Health Professional Seminar

Psychotropic Medication - Mileu Therapy - Behavior Therapy

Illinois Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

April 14, 28, May 12, 1976

 

Clinical Practice of Behavior Therapy

AABT Annual Convention

November, 1978

 

Behavioral Treatment from Institution to Office to Community

Conducted by Nathan Azrin, Ph.D.

May, 1979

 

Hypnosis and Behavior Modification: Imagery Conditionin

Conducted by W. S. Kroeger, M. D. and W. D. Fezler, Ph.D.

September, 1979

 

The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: Clinical Applications

Conducted by C. S. Golden, Ph.D.

September, 1979

 

Strategic Therapy Workshop

Conducted by Jay Haley

April 19-20, l980

 

Behavioral Medicine and the Psychological Aspects of Health Care

Conducted by the VA Medical Center

North Chicago, Illinois

May 31 - June 1, 1980

 

Basic Workshops in Clinical Hypnosis

Conducted by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, October, l980

 

Introduction to Neuropsychology

Conducted by Thomas Boll, Ph.D.

May, 1981

 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Conducted by Stanley Woollams, M. D.

June 20-21, 1981

 

Workshop in Human Clinical Neuropsychology:

Basic Training

Conducted by Ralph Reitan, Ph.D.

June 22-26, 1981

 

Workshop in Human Clinical Neuropsychology:

Advanced Course in Child Neuropsychology and Learning Disabilities

Conducted by Ralph Reitan, Ph.D.

June 29 - July 3, 1981

 

Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

Conducted by the Illinois Psychological Association

November 8, 1981

 

25 Day Training Program in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Conducted by John Grinder, et. al.

December 1981 - June 1982

 

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Conducted by the Illinois Psychological Association

March 12, 1982

 

The Neuropsychological Assessment of School Aged Children

Conducted by Lawrence Hartladge, Ph.D.

May 7, 1982

 

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Conducted by the VA Medical Center

North Chicago, Illinois

July 16, 1982

 

Advanced NLP Training

Meta Programs and Belief Systems

Conducted by Leslie Cameron-Bandler

September 24-26, 1982

 

The Hypnotic Patterns of Milton H. Erickson, M. D.

Conducted by Stephen Gilligan and Paul Carter

October 6-11, 1982

 

Divorce Mediation Workshop

Conducted by the Family Therapy Institute of Northwestern University

October 16, 1982

 

NLP and Business

Conducted by David Gastor

February 25-27, 1983

 

Ericksonian Psychotherapy

Conducted by Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.

March 16, 1983

 

Metaphors

Conducted by David Gordon

March 18-20, 1983

 

Summer Intensive Training Program

Family Therapy Institute of Washington D. C.

Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes

May 28 - June 5, 1983

 

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Associate Trainers in Clinical Hypnosis

November 11-15, 1983

 

Second International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

November 25 - December 4, 1983

 

Helping Couples Change

Conducted by Richard Stuart

July 20-22, 1983

 

24 Day Masters/Meta Programmer Training in NLP

Conducted by Leslie Cameron-Bandler, David Gordon, et. al.

March - November 1984

 

12 Day Training Program in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Conducted by Stephen and Carol Lankton

May - November 1984

 

NLP Update: Submodalities

Conducted by Richard Bandler

June 8-10, 1984

 

Modern Hypnosis for Habit Disorders

Education Center at Sheppard Pratt

December 7-8, 1984

 

Advanced Training and Supervision in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Conducted by Stephen and Carol Lankton

January 10-13, 1985

 

Ericksonian Strategic Therapy

Bill O'Hanlon

March 9-10, 1985

 

Live Supervision Training Program

Conducted by Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes

September 20-24, 1985

 

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Conducted by Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.

October 11-13, 1985

 

Advanced Live Supervision Training Program

Family Therapy Institute of Washington D.C.

Conducted by Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes

October 1985 - May 1986

 

Developments in Ericksonian Psychotherapy

American Orthopsychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Jeffrey Zeig, Bill O'Hanlon, et. al.

April 7-8, 1986

 

Live Supervision Training Program

Conducted by Salvador Minuchin

April 12 - 15, 1986

 

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Conducted by Bill O'Hanlon

May 16-17, 1986

 

Third International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

December 3 - 7, 1986

 

Enchantment and Intervention in Family Therapy

Conducted by Stephen and Carol Lankton,

February 20-21, 1987

 

Advanced Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Conducted by Stephen and Carol Lankton

April 23-26, 1987

 

Brief Family Therapy:  Focusing on Solutions

Conducted by Steve de Shazer

September 28, 1987

 

Enchantment and Intervention in the Family: Ericksonian Approaches to Family Therapy

Conducted by Stephen Lankton

AAMFT Conference - October 29, 1987

 

Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Family Therapy

Conducted by Stephen Lankton

November 7-9, 1987

 

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Annual Meetings

March 1988

 

Essential Tactics in Psychotherapy

Health and Education Council of Baltimore, MD

Conducted by Harold Mosak

April 21, 1988

 

Rorschach Tutorial - Rorschach Workshops

John Exner

November 1-5, 1989

 

Brief Therapy with Individuals and Couples

American Health Institute

March 2, 1990

 

The Evolution of Family and the Therapeutic Process

Carl Whitaker, M. D.

April 6-7, 1990

 

There have been many other formal and self directed training and education events and experiences since April 1990; however, unlike the above which were in all cases voluntary and considered important for professional development, the unlisted events were either mandated by employers and/or for continuing education purposes solely for licensure and certificate renewal.