Dr. Robert Zagar, PHD

Dr. Robert Zagar, PHD

Neuropsychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Robert Zagar, PHD is a neuropsychologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in neuropsychology, pediatric forensic psychiatry, and more.Read his story

233 E Erie St Ste 404A

Chicago, IL 60611

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This content was provided by Dr. Zagar "Robert is a registered clinical & certified school psychologist on National Register of Health Care Psychology Providers, a probation officer of the "first" Juvenile Court (1899) if Cook County. As an economist, Robert designed Mitsubishi plant & Illinois Labor Unemployment Compensation Act Lawyer Rewrite Committee human resources selection, & Motorola work sharing programs. Robert taught at Northwestern, Illinois at Chicago, Argosy, Barry, DePaul, & Lewis Universities, Chicago, Illinois and Forest Schools of Professional Psychology, and Calumet College. For 30 years Robert is an expert witness in competency, crime, custody, personal injury, presentencing, workman's compensation, among others. Before his doctorate he performed 1K neuropsychological exams. Robert completed a doctorate from Northwestern University in research design & statistics (the best program in the world) on a scholarship, a bachelor's from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master's from Illinois Institute of Technology, & University of Illinois at Chicago, a NIMH national service award fellowships in sleep disorders at Rush University Medical School, &prevention at University of Illinois Medical Center, 2 years of pre-medical sciences at DePaul, & 2 years basic medical sciences at Barry Universities. Robert served on the American Psychological Association Youth Violence Committee & on the international example of how to deal with pedophilia, the Chicago Archdiocese Committee for Clergy Abuse. He is professor at Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and published "Finding High Risk Persons with Internet Tests to Manage Risk -A Literature Review with Policy Implications to Avoid Violent Tragedies, Save Lives and Money" in the Review of European Studies, 2016, volume 8, documenting how his algorithm saved 324 homicides and $$2,089,848,548 in Chicago with a return on investment of 6.42 for every dollar spent, resulting in 4 U.S. Presidential executive orders freeing 6,100 nonviolent federal prisoners, 2 U.S. Supreme Court decisions (Graham v Florida, Miller v Alabama) requiring re-sentencing of 2,500 juveniles with life sentence without parole because their frontal lobes & executive function were not fully developed, 1 Act of Congress on predictive analytics for military & veterans, following his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security 24 July 2012, and Pope Francis' decision to expel bishops who move pedophile priests following reading an advance copy in June, 2015. "
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Care Philosophy

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11  Specialties

  • Neuropsychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Pediatric Forensic Psychiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Zagar does not have any board certifications listed.

18  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Marital Counseling
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • 1981-1982
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Mayor Daleys Youth Violence Task Force (resulted in $62M federal grant), 2008-2011
  • National Institute of Mental Health National Service Award, 1981-1982
  • Who's Who, 1990-prese
  • Delta Omega National Public Health Honarary Society, 1993
  • Invited Speaker National Summit on Youth Violence Denver Colorado USDOC OJJDP, 1999
  • Editor: Behavior Science & Law, 2011-2012
  • Northwestern University Scholarship, 1976-1978
  • Rush University Fellowship, 1980-1981
Media & Publications
  • Adolescents in Turmoil: Chapter: Juvenile Murderers: Are There More Medical Risks, 1998
  • Proceedings of the 6th European Congress on Violence in Pscyhiatry: Why Clinicians Should Use Actuarial Approaches Rather than Judgment in Predicting & Preventing Homicide: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach from Infancy to Adulthood, Oct 2009
  • Predicting & Preventing Homicide: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach from Infancy to Adulthood, Psychological Reports, February, 2009, 1-378, Feb 2009
  • Massacre in Colorado, 5/3//99
  • Seventh Period Blues, March 1984
  • Swiadczenia dla niepelnosprawnych, 111/13/93
  • 101 Adolescents Who Kill, 91,23,4,6.
  • Mlodycianych Mordercach, 8/8/92
  • Bledne Kolo Przemoncy, 11/7/92
  • Czy mozna zapobiec strzeleaninon na uczelniach?, March 7-9,
  • Poland Today, May 1992
  • Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders among Delinquents, August 198
  • Violence, abuse bring up kids who kill, 1/10/93
  • Looking Forword in Records of Youth Abused as Infants: Risks for Homicidal, Violent, and Delinquent Offenses, Feb 2009
  • Effect of age & sex on the factor structure of the Wechsler Memory Scale, 1979
  • Effect of time of day on problem solving and classroom behavior., 1983
  • Analysis of a short test battery, 1983
  • Summary of Studies of Abused Infants & Children Later Homicidal and Homicidal, Assaulting Later Homicidal, and Sexual Homicidal Youth and Adults., Feb 2009
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in chronic back pain, 1981
  • Looking Forward in Records of Abused Children: Risks for Homicidal, Violent, and Delinquent Offenses, Feb 2009
  • Empirical risk factors for delinquency and best treatments: Where do we go from here, Feb 2009
  • Homicidal Adolescents: A Replication,
  • Juvenile Murderers, 1992
  • Violence Risk Appraisal of Male & Female Youth, Adults, and Individuals, Dec 2010
  • Identification Treatment & Prevention of Homicide: Fallacies in Research, Feb 2009
  • Introduction to a Series of Studies on Abused, Delinquent, Violent and Homicidal Youth and Adults, Feb 2009
  • Evaluation of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, 1980
  • Cost Comparisons of Raising a Youth from Birth to 17 Years Among Samples of Abused, Delinquent, Violent & Homicidal Using Victimization & Justice System Estimates, Feb 2009
  • Looking Forward & Backward in Records for Risks Among Homicidal Youth, Feb 2009
  • Looking Forward in Records of Young Adults Convicted of Sexual Homicide, Rape, or Molestation as Youth: Risks for Reoffending, Feb 2009
  • Comparing Early & Late Twentieth Century Boston and Chicago Male Juvenile Offenders: What Changed?, Feb 2009
  • Clinical Exercise trial for stroke victims, 1983
  • Time of Day as Related to Problem Solving Ability and Classroom Behavior, 1981
  • Can Violent Re(Offense) Be Predicted: A Review of the Role of the Roles of the Clinician and Use of Actuarial Tests in Light of New Data, Feb 2009
  • Organizational variation & environmental uncertainty in rehabilitation, 1986
  • Developmental and disruptive behavior disorders among delinquents, 1989
  • Looking Forward in Records of Young Adults Who Were Convicted of Homicide or Assault as Youth: Risks for Reoffending, Feb 2009
  • Psychometrics of a neuropsychological test battery, 1978
  • Psychological test evaluation and chronic intractable pain, 1982
  • Structure of a psychodiagnostic test battery for children, 1980
  • Developmental analysis of the Wechsler Memory Scale, 1984
  • An Empirical Theory of Development of Homicide Among Individuals, Feb 2009
  • Accepted Legal Applications of Actuarial Testing and Delinquency Interventions: Examples of Savings in Real Life Situations, Feb 2009
  • Adolescents Who Kill, 1990
  • Medical family and scholastic conditions among delinquents, 1991
  • Vocational interests and personality, 1983
  • Town Meeting on Youth Violence, 5/25/99
  • Experts scrambling on school shootings, 8/1998

Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • English

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