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About Richard Wendel

Richard has been in practice for over 27 years. His degrees are from Penn State University (B.A.), Princeton Seminary (M.Div.), and Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D.)  He has done doctoral work in family therapy at Syracuse University. Currently he has the following academic and professional affiliations:
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Allied Health Professional, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University, Departments of Religious Studies and Psychology
Emeritus, Adjunct Faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University
Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Member of the American Family Therapy Academy
Consultant to the Family Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Richard is licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
 Wendel, R., & Gouze, K. R. (2016). Family-based Assessment and Treatment. In M. K. Dulcan (Ed.), Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, 937-958.

Wendel, R., & Gouze, K. R. (2010). Family Therapy: Assessment and Intervention. In M. K. Dulcan (Ed.), American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, 869-886.

Gouze, K. R., & Wendel, R. (2008). Integrative Module-Based Family Therapy: Application and Training. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(3), 269–286.

Wendel, R., Gouze, K. R., & Lake, M. (2005). Integrative Module-Based Family Therapy: A Model for Training and Treatment in a Multidisciplinary Mental Health Setting. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31(4), 357-370.

Wendel, R. (2003). Lived Religion and Family Therapy: What Does Spirituality Have to Do with It? Family Process, 42(1), 165-179.

In addition to teaching and supervising, Richard has been in private practice for sixteen years. He has special skills in addressing the following problems: relational struggles; relational struggles with concurrent psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, sexual dysfunction); personal problems and struggles to adjust; parent-child problems, ADHD in children and adults; marital therapy; premarital preparation and therapy.
Important Resources
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Family Therapy Academy
American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Council on Family Relations


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