About Me

Professional Summary

Paul Cantz, PsyD, ABPP is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist and holds academic positions of Director of Clinical Training & Associate Professor of Psychology at Adler University - Chicago; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine; Coordinator for the UIC Program in Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health; and an adjunct faculty member at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Dr. Cantz concurrently works as the Training Director for Hartgrove Hospital's Inpatient Therapy/Advanced program. Dr. Cantz was formally the executive director of community-based non-for-profit mental health center based in the Peterson Park neighborhood.

Dr. Cantz has published and presented on the topics of the intellectual foundations of psychiatry, the psychology of religious conversion, death anxiety, suicide prevention; cross cultural concepts of femininity, psycho-political processes in the Middle-East, the psychodynamics of music, the bio-ethical ramifications of the anti-aging movement, and most recently on the psychoanalytic and existential concepts that aid in explaining the contemporary rise in popularity of dystopian myths.

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Jewish Federation of Chicago – Young Leadership Division (YLD) 2016

Double Chai in the Chi (36 under 36)

American Psychological Association (APA) 2014

Early Career Achievement Award

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 2014

Distinguished Alumnus Award