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

Publications or presentations

  • Changes in Mental Health Diagnoses for Attorneys and Their Clients”, 37thNational     Child Welfare Juvenile and Family Law Conference”, August 18, 2014.
  • “DSM-5 Disorders in Youth: Transitioning to the DSM-5”, Juvenile Protective Association, August 11, 2014.
  • “Social Victimization of Children and Adolescents”: Where Are We Now”, SSA Professional Development Program,
    July 14, 2014.
  • “ Understanding and Applying the DSM-5 to Youth Disorders”, Correctional Health Care Companies, June 2o, 2014 at IYC in St. Charles,  Illinois and June 24, 2014 at IYC in Harrisburg, Illinois.
  • “Transitioning to the DSM -5”,' Jewish Child and Family Services, Northfield, Illinois, July 25, 2014.
  • “DSM-5 Update”, SSA Professional Development Program, May 9, 2014, Oakbrook, Illinois.