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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine - Behavioral and Social Sciences, JoAnn O’Rourke


Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty

JoAnn O'RourkeJoAnn O’Rourke, M.S.Ed., LCPC
SIU HealthCare – SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy Residency

Degree: M.S. Ed. In Counseling from Western Illinois University
  • Interests
  • Presentations

Clinical Interests:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of child and family issues
  • Play Therapy for children and families
  • Parenting/Family relationship building
  • Group therapy
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Integration of mental health in the Primary Care Setting
  • Early intervention for mental health issues

Teaching Interests:

  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Parenting
  • Positive Psychology
  • Play Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Effectiveness of Play Therapy
  • Mental Health in the Primary Care Setting
  • Treatments for ADHD and ODD
  • Miller T, Kewney R, Longlett S, Melton S, O’Rourke J. PEDS Care: Integrating Children’s Behavioral Health in the Medical Home. Changing the Practice Culture—Impact on Patients and Physicians. Poster presentation at: AAFP Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies. Kansas City, MO. June 2012.


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