Welcome to the Culture and Evidence-Based Practice Lab (CEBP) at DePaul University! 


News and Updates for 2021:

  • Our partnership with the Office of Social and Emotional Learning from the Chicago Public Schools district is in its 4th year. To date, we have trained over 130 providers and over 600 students have received the Act & Adapt Coping skills program.

  • In the academic year 2020-2021, we trained social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists from 11 schools to deliver the Act & Adapt program for the first time! 

  • In the academic year 2020-2021, we continued our partnership with 25 additional schools. Social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists in these ‘sustainability’ schools are once again delivering the Act & Adapt program!

  • Welcome to Paulina Paredes Cienega from the University of California, Irvine. Paulina was accepted as an PhD student in Clinical-Child psychology at DePaul and will be joining our team!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Castro! She successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "Multilevel Stakeholder Perspectives on the Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions in a Large, Urban School District. Ashley has accepted a post-doctoral position at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City!

  • Congratulations to Lauren Hagelstein, who will be attending Adler University's Dual Degree Master's program in Child Mental Health Counseling and Forensic Mental Health Leadership!

  • Congratulations to Sofia Sytniak, who has accepted an offer from the PhD program in Clinical Community at the University of Alaska, in Anchorage. 

  • Congratulations to Thomas Koza, who has accepted an offer from the PhD program in School Psychology at the University of South Florida. 

  • Congratulations to Jesus Solano Martinez, who was renewed for the 2021-2022 academic year as a Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow.

  • Congratulations to Laura Saldana, who presented a poster at the Society for Research in Child Development. Her poster, entitled “Parent and Child Acculturative Stress Profiles among low Income Latinx Families,” received a special designation as a Strategic Poster Winner, recognized for exemplifying Ethnic and Racial Issues related to children’s development.