Date: Wednesdays,

May 29 & June 5, 19, 26

(4 sessions)

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM (CT) / 8:00 - 9:00 PM (ET)


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Facilitators: Dr. Paul Cantz & Paul Rothschild



  • Maintaining confidence and self-esteem under prejudice and ostracism. 

  • Anger Management - Assertive vs. Aggressive vs. Passive

  • Becoming a leader and advocating in your community

  • Relationships; reconnecting and belonging.



Dr. Paul Cantz is a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist and Director of Clinical Training & Full Professor at Adler University - Chicago; and Co-Founder of CareQuorum, LLC. Former Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; Co-Director for the UIC Program in Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health, and adjunct faculty member at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

He has been maintaining an independent psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice in the Loop and in the Skokie/Northshore area as well as Telehealth since 2011. In 2015 he completed a certificate program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP). He also occasionally provides expert clinical consultation in civil and criminal legal cases.

From 2011 thru 2022 he was the Training Director for Hartgrove Hospital's Inpatient Unit for the therapy/advanced training program, where he supervised and mentored masters and doctoral students as they completed their year-long intermediate or advanced therapy training experiences.

Community engagement by serving in positions of consultation and leadership figures prominently in his life. He serves on the board of directors for Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School as well as the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago (ATT), and as Vice President on the board of directors for Nefesh-Chicago and formally served on the executive board of ACEPT for several years - the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training.

Since 2016 he has also been serving on the Ethics Committee for the Illinois Psychological Association.

With regards to his scholarship and research activities, he has published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and one academic monograph that have covered a range of topics including: the philosophical foundations of modern psychiatry, the psychology of religious conversion, death anxiety, cross cultural concepts of femininity, the psychodynamics of music, the historical uniqueness of baseball, the connection between misogyny and Antisemitism, suicide prevention, the bio-ethical ramifications of the anti-aging movement, and most recently on the existential considerations in rise in popularity of dystopian myths, particularly zombie media.




Paul Rothschild  - Managing Director of Operations for the Illinois Coalition to End Permanent Punishments (ENDPP.ORG)

Paul joined the JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction™ 2024 cohort, and is centering the leadership development of formerly incarcerated people in his work.

Since his release from federal prison in June of 2020, Paul has volunteered with the Fully Free Campaign, the Illinois Alliance for Reentry and Justice, and the People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom (and more!) and joined ENDPP.ORG as their Operations Manager in May of 2023.

Paul brings decades of experience in leadership from the corporate world, from small business to publicly traded organizations, in business operations, IT, finance, and HR, in addition to his own lived experience, having served a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence in federal prison, to help ENDPP.ORG streamline, professionalize and prepare for growth.

Paul’s passion for this work grew out of the shocking experience of the disproportionate effect of incarceration on black, indigenous and people of color, and his own experience of the continuation of privilege after release on the processes of reentry, reintegration, and restoration of rights.


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