We pride ourselves on our quality level of clinical training and services we offer to patients across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Anthony DeJoseph, Psy. D. Practice President
Dr. DeJoseph is a licensed clinical psychologist who is President of Associates in Behavioral Science. He is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and received his Doctorate of Psychology degree in 1984. He began his 35 year career in behavioral health at the Psychiatric Evaluation Unit of Yale New Haven Hospital in 1976 in an inpatient diagnostic program for acute psychiatric illness. His internship at Chicago Read Mental Health Center, Illinois's largest state operated inpatient mental health center, afforded him an intensive introduction to his long evolved experience and expertise in the treatment of persons with chronic and persistent severe mental illness. In addition to well over three decades of clinical experience, Dr. DeJoseph has also held a number of executive appointments during his career as well; having formerly been CEO of Genesis health systems of Lincolnwood Illinois, President and CEO of University Hospital in Chicago and Vice President of Hospital Group of Illinois, where he developed facilities for all levels of behavioral health treatment in Illinois and neighboring states. Dr. DeJoseph has also developed, administered, managed or clinically directed 13 hospital departments/divisions and programs in psychiatry and chemical dependence in the Chicago and suburban areas since 1982. He has been an adjunct faculty member, teaching assessment at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, the institution from which he graduated, has additionally taught psychology at the high school and college level as well as being a guest lecturer and speaker at many institutions such as The Northwestern University School of Medicine and University of Chicago Medical Schools. He has held a number of appointments as President and Vice President of several hospital Professional and Allied Health Staffs and has been a member of the Committee on Healthcare Policy at the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Chicago planning Council for Mental Health of the Department of Human Services; State of Illinois where he served with top state officials and mental health. He is additionally a member of the Mental Health Task Force of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for the state. He was part of a group at Martha Washington Hospital that pioneered the first specialized treatment programs in Chicago for cocaine addiction; he began several innovative outpatient programs for chemical dependence in the early 80s, and originated the first specialized inpatient programs for dual diagnosis in Chicago. He also held the position of Chief of Assessment and Detoxification Services at that organization. He has been called upon as a local expert in chemical dependence by such procedures organizations as the Betty Ford Center and Fair Oaks Hospital. His organization also currently manages psychiatric, detoxification units, partial hospitalization programs, provides consultation and regulatory survey readiness to healthcare organizations and Dr. DeJoseph consults to the administration of several hospitals regarding behavioral healthcare. Dr. DeJoseph has also trained extensively and consulted to many healthcare organizations in the area of customer service, and is quite experienced in the Studer approach to service, quality and leadership. He is Director of Psychological Services at Riveredge hospital and recently served as Executive Director of Behavioral Health Programs at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. DeJoseph practice Associates in Behavioral Science, operates a large and extensive doctoral training program for interns and practicum students in psychology as well as providing free or negligible cost behavioral health treatment of poor and indigent patients with psychiatric and psychological disorders. For the past 29 years, in addition to clinical practice, Dr. DeJoseph's career has focused upon management administration and leadership of behavioral health treatment systems within healthcare organizations, and he has both personally lead these efforts and currently consults to the leaders of hospital organizations regarding their behavioral health services. In his newest area of endeavor, Dr. DeJoseph and Associates in Behavioral Science have begun to deliver hospital leadership development, team building and coaching services.
Alfa Murphy - Practice Manager Bio coming soon!
Gricel Serrano, M.A. Staff therapist Gricel was a previous intern at Associates in Behavioral Science and remained here as a staff member. Gricel works most of our evenings and late afternoon hours, building a caseload covering our survivors of abuse population. Gricel is one of our Spanish speaking therapists.
Jonathon Platt, LCSW Staff therapist
John Corso, LCSW Staff therapist
Kelly Vierra, LCSW Staff therapist Kelly oversees our Intensive Outpatient Program while also managing a caseload of clients. Kelly has experience within inpatient settings at various hospitals and brings this valuable knowledge to her work here at Associates in Behavioral Science. Kelly works closely with students and several staff as she manages programs within ABS.
Elizabeth Cerven, LCPC Staff therapist
Kathy Suarez, MA Staff therapist
Tessa Beukema, LPC Staff therapist
Jeniffer Bonino, MA Staff therapist
Robert Haas, MA Staff therapist
Robin Zazove, MA Staff therapist
Yurianna Reyes, MA Staff therapist
As a training site, Associates in Behavioral Science currently provides clinical training to 6 master-level students under the supervision of our licensed clinical psychologist.