Bruce Sewick, LCPC, RDDP, CADC
Therapist | Teacher | Addiction Counselor
My interest in mental health started with my exploration of altered states of consciousness in the 70’s while an undergraduate at the University of Illinois (Chicago). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1974, but a weak job market post-Vietnam resulted in a 22 year hiatus from Psychology. During this time I worked in the transportation industry and went from a salesman to Vice-President in a privately held company. My last significant job in this industry was working for General Electric, which funded most of my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. I graduated in 1997, changed careers, and received my LCPC licensure in 1999. My Master’s thesis is on-line at: http://www.maps.org/research-archive/sewick.html. It reflects my compassion about assisting the dying with the anxiety and fear they may be facing. I also use EMDR to help alleviate traumatic symptoms http://www.emdria.org.
I am currently the Manager of Adult Mental Health at Leyden Family Service and Mental Health Center in Franklin Park, Illinois. I am also an adjunct instructor at two community colleges: College of DuPage and Wright College.
When most people think of psychedelic drugs, they probably don’t think of a medical setting. College of DuPage instructor Bruce Sewick wants to change the way people think about the class of drugs. CLICK HERE to listen to WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe speak with Sewick about his course “Psychedelic Mindview.”
As an adjunct faculty member in the Human Services program, Sewick draws on the diverse aspects of his career to train students. READ MORE
CLICK HERE to hear Bruce's presentation "Molecules, Mind States and Mystical Experiences - Insights from the Study of Psychedelics" hosted at the College of DuPage on December 11th, 2013.
CLICK HERE to hear Bruce's presentation "Psychedelic: Therapy, Culture and Cluster Headaches" , hosted at the College of DuPage on July 17th, 2013.
CLICK HERE to hear Bruce's presentation "Breakthroughs in Therapeutics" for the 3 part lecture series: "Psychedelics in the 21st Century" at the College of DuPage on November 3rd 2012.
CLICK HERE to hear Bruce on YouTube speaking about teaching "Behavioral Modification" and the PRCP certificate program
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to an interview with Bruce on EntheoRadio which aired May 23, 2010.
I am happily married and have two daughters from a previous marriage. Other than my therapeutic and academic work, I hold the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Practice Tai Chi and count the following amongst my passions:
Floating in a sensory deprivation tank:
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