Shelley J. Korshak, MD, CGP, FAGPA is Medical Director of Chicago Psychotherapy and Psychiatry and Lecturer for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Dr. Korshak has been in private practice for over 30 years treating adults, adolescents and children in individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. She has been board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and is a fellow of AGPA, a member of The American Association of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy, the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Groups and Organizations, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Associations of Marriage and Family Therapists. Her special interests include addiction medicine, group relations conference theory and practice, and psychodrama. She is co-author of A Group Therapist's Guide to Process Addictions and her articles have been published in Alcoholism Monthly, Group: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, and The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Her website is shelleykorshakmdpsychiatry.com
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Chicago Psychotherapy and Psychiatry University of Chicago
Her groups are on-going process groups that run weekly for 90 minutes. She uses an integration of interpersonal and psychoanalytic orientations, supplemented with psychodrama action techniques. Members enter the groups with various dysfunctional relationship patterns, sometimes involving dysfunctional relationships with food, work, money and other substances and processes. Her groups tend to be supportive and fun, but members work to identify their blocks to healthy intimacy, which usually show up in the web of relationships in the group, and learn to choose more effective and authentic ways of relating. She currently has three co-ed groups, a women's group and a supervision group for therapists.
Years in Practice: 36 School: University of Illinois, Chicago Year Graduated: 1978