Susan McCracken

Susan McCracken


  • 40300 Treatment of Children
  • 41900 Treatment of Adolescents: A Contextual Perspective
  • 42600 Diagnosing Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Job experience

  • Private Practice
  • Hospital-Based Private Practice, Riverside Behavioral Services
  • EAP Counselor, Riverside Industrial Medical Services
  • Coordinator of Inpatient Psychological Services, Lutheran General Hospital
  • Director, Biofeedback Lab, Lutheran General Hospital
  • Pain Management Triage Clinic Team, Parkside Medical Services
  • Psychologist, Medical Ecology Unit, Lutheran General Hospital

Fields of Special Interest

  • Integrating spirituality into the treatment of adolescents
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of childhood and adolescent 
  • Transforming identity in trauma-related disorders in all age groups
  • Behavioral medicine applications for stress and stress-related illness and chronic pain syndromes


  • “Suicide in Youth”, Asian Human Services, August 13, 2018.
  • “Spirituality: A Developmental Perspective”. Presented at Great Lakes Naval Academy, Lay Ministry Program, June 29, 2018.
  • “Incorporating Spirituality into the Treatment of Adolescents”. Presented at Annual Human Service Conference, Harper College, April 6, 2018.
  • “Understanding the Autism Spectrum”. Presented at Asian Human Services, Sept. 11, 2017.
  • “Anticipated Clinical Challenges Associated with the Changes in Child Custody and Child Support”. Presented at Rush Hospital, Adolescent Consultation Group, August 15, 2017.
  • “DSM -5 Update: Changes Impacting Clinical Practice”.  University of Chicago, Professional Development Program, July 17, 2017.
  • Changes in Mental Health Diagnoses for Attorneys and Their Clients”, 37thNational Child Welfare Juvenile and Family Law Conference”, August 18, 2014.