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Dr. Elizabeth Skjoldal

Dr. Elizabeth Skjoldal

Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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  • Department:
    Counseling
  • Location:
    Chicago
  • School:
    Graduate/Seminary in Chicago
  • Position:
    Teaching
  • Start Date:
    July 2022
  • Personal Information:

    Dr. Skjoldal is a psychologist and professor with 29 years of licensed experience. She was born in Cuba, and one of her primary areas of interest is multi-cultural counseling, cultural humility, and the provision of counseling to underserved populations. Another area of clinical interest for her is the psychological treatment of chronic illnesses such as cancer. Dr. Skjoldal is a wife and mother of two young adult daughters and has enjoyed serving and teaching Sunday school in bilingual churches for most of her life.

  • Educational Background:

    BS, Florida Southern College
    MS Ed, University of Miami
    ​PhD, University of Miami

  • Publications:

    Presentations: 

    • Cultural Humility and working with Latinx Clients: A Christian Opportunity
    • Psychological care of Cancer Patients
    • Achieving and Maintaining Ethnic Diversity in Theological Education
    • Workshop on Issues in Counseling Hispanics
    • The Ministry of Reconciliation
    • Integration of Faith and Learning
    • Psychological Factors in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
    • Physical and Sexual Abuse in Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pain Treatment a Multi-disciplinary Approach
  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Dr. Skjoldal enjoys teaching middle school Sunday school classes, serving in youth groups, spending time with her husband, and watching Miami sports teams, primarily the Heat, Hurricanes, and Dolphins.