The Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School Staff

Dina Glaser, Psy.D., Senior Director, Office of Placement and Training

Dina Glaser, Psy.D. is the Senior Director of the Office of Placement and Training department which also houses the Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School. Dr. Glaser is an alumnus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psy.D. program. She began her career in University Counseling Centers, and she completed her pre-doctoral internship at James Madison University’s Counseling and Student Development Center, her post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Michigan’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and her employment as a clinical psychologist at The University of Central Florida’s Counseling Center. She has spent several years providing individual and secondary supervision to pre-doctoral and practicum trainees. Dr. Glaser also has a strong interest in prevention and education and has assisted in the development and implementation of outreach on multiple university campuses. She oversees the Office of Placement and Training and is responsible for ensuring all continuing education programming follows the appropriate standards and criteria including the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. 

Chris Whitt, Ed.D., RBLP-T, CSSBB, Director, Office of Continuing Education

Dr. Chris Whitt  is the Director of the Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School. She has over 20 years experience working in education and education leadership.  In her roles, she has experience in  building and maintaining community partnerships, instructional design, accreditation and compliance, employee coaching, instructional leadership, social emotional learning support, and  program management. Additionally, Dr. Whitt has held the position as a board member and officer for multiple local and state level planning boards.  She also provides support in executive coaching and HR and supports interns as a clinical coach. Dr. Whitt has a passion for continuing professional and team growth through targeted learning and positive climate building.

 Dr. Whitt holds a Doctor of Education and an Education Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from Liberty University, a Master of Science in Instructional Systems and Bachelors of English Education from Florida State University. She’s also earned certifications in Online Instructional Design, K12 Administration, Secondary English, English as a Second Language, Reading Specialist, and Resilient-Based Leadership Professional Trainer.

Lida Benson, Coordinator, Office of Continuing Education

Lida Benson is the Coordinator of the Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School. Prior to coming to the OCE, she spent five years working with Washington, DC area medical schools (George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) as a Standardized Patient Instructor. Trained in clinical physical exam maneuvers and patient communication skills, she held weekly teaching responsibilities with students ranging from first to fourth years in the Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Medical, and Physician’s Assistant programs. Lida is an alumna of the University of Vermont Honors College.

Jhanavi Bharwani, Student Assistant

Jhanavi Bharwani is a doctoral student at The Chicago School, currently pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She is an alumna of Stony Brook University, where she earned her BS in Psychology. Jhanavi brings a wealth of experience in student leadership and administrative roles, having honed critical skills such as organization, communication, event coordination, and team collaboration. As a Student Assistant at the Office of Continuing Education, she has actively contributed to numerous conferences and informative sessions, fueling her passion for knowledge expansion, and fostering a thriving community of intellectual learners.

Office of CE Advisory Committee

The OCE Advisory Committee plans upcoming programs, reviews past events, and identifies qualified presenters. The committee is also responsible for assigning presenter honorarium fees and helping to create and review policies and procedures to strengthen Office of CE processes. The Office of CE Advisory Committee Members include:

APA CE Approval Committee