Jerry Schecter, Ph.D

9150 N. Crawford Suite 105
Skokie, Il. 60076


Loyola University: Chicago, Il. 1981
– Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Roosevelt University: Chicago, Il. 1971
– Master of Arts (MA)

University of Illinois, Chicago 1968
– Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Present Private practice

Psychologist, Lake Zurich Schools 2003 – 2014

Chicago Board of Education, School Psychologist 1975 – 2003

– 1981-8/2003, School psychologist for the Gifted. Providing individual, group, and family therapy, including group work dealing with children of divorce and separation and parents of gifted children (SENG)

– Designing selection criteria for placement in gifted programs Consultation with teachers, administrators and parents

– Intellectual, academic and personality evaluations

– research and evaluation of selection instruments and procedures

Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice 1981 – Present

– Providing treatment and evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults

– Consultant to school districts, educational programs, and parent organizations

– Workshop leader on issues surrounding gifted students, including presentations at Northwestern University Center for Talent Development, National Lewis Center for the Gifted, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Quest Academy(formerly Creative Children’s Academy), Science and Arts Academy, Grosse Point, Michigan Public Schools, North Suburban Special Education and District 34, Jamesville Wisc. Public Schools, Indiana Gifted Alliance, Near North Montessori, Northside Prep High School, Sprout Gifted, Mayer, Brown and Platt law

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association
Chicago Association of School Psychologists (past president)
Illinois Association of Gifted children (past member of Board of Directors)


” School Adjustment of Gifted Children”
– Talent Development, Northwestern University, Winter, 1988

” Counseling and Identification: Selection biases concerning the gifted”
– Illinois Council of the Gifted Journal, 1989

” Gifted Parents Support Group”
– Illinois Council of the Gifted Journal, Vol 9, 1990

” Evaluating Intellectual Potential”
– Talent Development, Northwestern University, Spring 1991

” Comparing Different Measures of Intelligence”
– Understanding OurGifted, Vol. 4, (4), March-April,1992, pp 14,15

“Gifted Children and Underachievement at School”
– TalentDevelopment, Northwestern University, Spring 1999

“The Need for Struggle”
-Illinois Association for Gifted Children, Journal 2001

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