Marquette University recognizes Aurora Behavioral Health Services

(L-R) William Henk, Ed. D., Dean and Professor, College of Education and Jay J. Chrostowski, PsyD, ABPP

(L-R) William Henk, Ed. D., Dean and Professor, College of Education and Jay J. Chrostowski, PsyD, ABPP

Congratulations to Aurora Behavioral Health Services for receiving the Human Services/Foundation Partner Award from the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) Department at Marquette University. This award recognizes collaborative community partners that share the resources, rewards, and risks associated with serving the community and advancing the field of education and mental health.

Dr. Jay Chrostowski, director of behavioral health therapy at Aurora, accepted the award on behalf of ABHS.

“We’ve had Marquette students placed within our eating disorder program, mental health partial hospital program, mental health intensive outpatient program, the Dewey Center and neuropsychology services at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center,” said Dr. Chrostowski.

Marquette’s counseling psychology program trains Master’s level counseling psychologists and Doctoral level counseling psychologists. For this award, the faculty of the Counseling Psychology department voted on a community partner who has had a significant impact on the training of their students.

“Our substance abuse programs prefer these students, as there is a certificate in substance abuse offered by the program and recognized by the state,” added Chrostowski. “When students are here they are working under their SAC-IT and are obtaining hours towards that certification. It has been a very good relationship and we were honored to be recognized for these efforts.”

“This really is a win-win situation for Aurora and theses students,” said Pete Carlson, president of Aurora Behavioral Health Services. “We are able to provide excellent real-life training and educational experiences for the students, and we frequently hire former students after they graduate.”

This year, Aurora Health Care Foundation recognizes Aurora Behavioral Heath Services with the 130th anniversary of one of its founding facilities, Aurora Psychiatric Hospital. To learn more about the celebration and ways to support ABHS, visit 

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