Dr. Slay is the Director of Psychological Services as well as the Training Director. Dr. Slay obtained her doctorate from Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University) and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1994 and has worked in a number of settings including therapeutic day school, residential treatment, in-patient psychiatric, out-patient mental health, foster care and overnight summer camp. She has served as a clinical consultant to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services since 1999. Her main areas of clinical interest include child and adolescent assessment, particularly regarding school related issues, adult assessment, Collaborative Problem Solving®, program development, social learning theory, positive psychology and the integration of evidence based practices within relational models of therapy. Dr. Slay maintains membership in the American Psychological Association. In her spare time, Dr. Slay is an avid dog enthusiast who often bridges the applications of positive learning theory from animals to people.