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About Gerald P Koocher

Although I spend most of my time as an academic administrator, my first love is pediatric psychology. Major Research Interests are:
1. Adaptation to chronic medical illness, including non-adherence to prescribed medical treatment; psychosocial correlates of cancer, cardiac illness, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and juvenile rheumatic arthritis.
2. Development of children's conceptions of death and illness, and family-oriented bereavement interventions.
3. Ethical and public policy issues in delivery of mental health services, including malpractice in the mental health professions, ethical misconduct in research, scientific and academic integrity, quackery in mental health, and functioning of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

4. Psychological aspects of children and the law including development of competence to consent, substituted judgment, child custody, and children as victim/witnesses.

Positions

Present Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
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Present College of Science and Health, DePaul University
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Present Dean and Professor, DePaul University
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Education

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19681972 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri ‐ Department of Psychology
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19641968 B.A., Boston University ‐ College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information

1110 West Belden Avenue, Suite 403
Chicago, IL 60614
773-325-8475

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