Ellen Stone Belic
Ellen Stone Belic is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. She received her bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated as a Mortar Board scholar in 1965. She earned subsequent master's degrees from Columbia University Teachers College (1966) and the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (1980). In addition she has received postgraduate professional certificates from Michael Reese Hospital Department of Psychiatry and the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.
As a writer, she has had several poems and short fiction pieces included in two anthologies.
She has also studied nontraditional areas of psychology, including bioenergetic analysis, meditation, massage therapy, esoteric astrology, psychological street theater, mythology, and women's and feminist studies.
Ellen has been a part-time faculty member at Columbia College Chicago since 1982. She taught psychology in the Department of Liberal Education and for the last 20 years in the Department of Dance Movement Therapy, Graduate School. She has also taught humanities at Roosevelt University.
She has served on a number of local volunteer boards including Mostly Music, the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Thresholds, and the advisory boards of the Chicago Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Chicago International Film Festival. As vice president in charge of development, she chaired Phase I of the capital campaign for the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Currently, she is a founding trustee and chair of the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago. She serves on the board of In These Times and is a director of the Jerome H. Stone Family Foundation.
Ellen and two daughters, Dara and Maia, reside in Chicago.