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Paul Cantz

Paul Cantz


Paul Cantz is a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist. He is Associate Director of Training at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he also serves as a member of the core faculty. At University of Illinois at Chicago, he serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the College of Medicine and as Coordinator for UIC's Program in Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health. Dr. Cantz concurrently works at Hartgrove Hospital's Inpatient Unit, where he serves as the Supervising Psychologist for the therapy/advanced training program. Dr. Cantz is also the Executive Director of Yehi Ohr, a nonprofit community mental health center located in Chicago's Peterson Park neighborhood. Dr. Cantz maintains a therapy caseload at both Yehi Ohr and in private practice.

Dr. Cantz has published and presented on the topics of the intellectual foundations of psychiatry, the psychology of religious conversion, death anxiety, cross cultural concepts of femininity, psychodynamics of music, the historical uniqueness of baseball, and most recently, the connection between misogyny and Antisemitism.

Jewish Studies

PsyD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology


A Psycho-Biblical Response to Death Anxiety (with Mirel Castle)
Living Biblically: Ten Guides for Fulfillment and Happiness (with Kalman J. Kaplan)

Research Interests

Intersection of psychology and religion


Biblical Approach to Mental Health