My Professional Background


Małgorzata Rybak, Psy.D.

Doktor Psychologii Klinicznej

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
* Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from Fully APA (American Psychological Association) Accredited Psy.D program 
* Master degree in Clinical Psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago
* Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology Minor in Sociology

Wilbur Wright College at Chicago
* Associate in Arts degree

Private Practice – Warsaw, Poland

*   Private practice focused primarily on individual psychotherapy, psychoeducational assessment and diagnostic assessment


Chicago - Read Mental Health Center, Chicago, Illinois 
APA - Accredited Pre-doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology

* Individual short and long-term psychotherapy on an acute inpatient adult psychiatric unit
* Population served included patients with an unusually broad spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses, particularly the more severe psychiatric categories, often compounded by substance abuse problems and cognitive disorders
* Comprehensive psychological assessments focused on diagnostic, personality, neuro- cognitive, and psychosocial domains

Veterans Health Administration, Hines VA Hospital, Illinois
Clinical Neuroscience Section 

* Research Coordinator Study title: Effects of paroxetine on depressive symptoms and platelet function 
* Research Associate Study title: The relationship between SPECT based thalamic activity and QEEG in psychiatric patients

Veterans Health Administration, Hines VA Hospital, Illinois 
Outpatient Mental Health Clinic - Psychology

* Individual adult psychotherapy
* Psychodiagnostic assessment

Hartgrove Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
* Individual, group, and family psychotherapy on an inpatient pediatric psychiatric unit 
* Population served included children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of behavioral and emotional difficulties, including depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, suicidal and homicidal ideation, psychosis, and substance use

United Stand Family Counseling Center, Chicago, Illinois
* Psychoeducational assessment of children, focused primarily on learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment problems, anxiety disorders, and developmental disorders. 


*    University of Warsaw – Warsaw International Studies in Psychology


      Classes taught: Intelligence

                               Intellectual Assessment Using Wechsler Scales 

                               Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents

*    Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Psychology in English Program

       2007 –2008

       Class taught: Ethical Issues in Psychology


*  International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association

*  Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Association


*   TVN INFO (November, 2007)

     Commentary on grief, mourning, and loss

*   TVP 2 (March, 2008)

      Psychiatric illness and religion

*   TVP 2 (April, 2008)

     Suicide among children and adolescents  

Poster presentation

*  Rybak M., Crayton J.W., Young I.J., Herba E., Konopka L.M. (September 2005). Frontal Alpha Activity in Aggressive Children and Adolescents with Mood and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Poster presented at the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) and the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNP) Joint Convention: Munich, Germany.

Dissertation study

*  Rybak, M. (2004). Frontal and temporal EEG asymmetry in aggressive children and adolescents with mood and disruptive behavior disorders. Doctoral dissertation, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.

Dissertation chairperson: Lukasz M. Konopka, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Neuroscience Section, Hines VA Hospital, Illinois

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Loyola Medical Center, Illinois

Poster presentation

*  Konopka L.M., Rybak M., Pakula J., Young I.J., Shirazi P., Crayton J.W. (May 2002). Asymmetries in the Perfusion of Thalamic Nuclei are Associated with Alterations in qEEG Measurements and Ratings of Mood in Psychiatric Patients. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Biological Psychiatry Convention: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Poster presentation

*  Rybak M., Konopka L.M., Young I., Massey E., Herba E., Glaser M. & Crayton J.W. (May 2001). 

Posterior Quadrant Alpha Asymmetries in Aggressive Children. Poster presented at the 56th

Annual Biological Psychiatry Convention: New Orleans, Louisiana.


*  Rybak, M., Crayton, J.W., Young, I.J., Herba, E., & Konopka, L.M. (2006). Frontal Alpha Power     Asymmetry in Aggressive Children and Adolescents with Mood and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 37(1), 16-24.

Contact Information

Dr. Małgorzata (Margaret) Rybak,
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology

ul. Wąchocka 1F lok. 2
03-934 Warsaw

Phone: 606-518-151

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