Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Adjunct Faculty and Emeritae

Michael Bland

Title/s:  Adjunct Associate Professor

Email: mbland1@luc.edu


Dr. Michael Bland joined the IPS Adjunct Faculty in 2009. He has taught Psychopathology; Test, Measurement & Assessment; Ethics For Pastoral Counselors & Spiritual Directors; and Clinical Supervision. Dr. Bland also has a private clinical practice on the northside of Chicago.

Dr. Bland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and works as an educator, therapist, a consultant and a psychometrician.  Dr. Bland has a wide-range of experience in providing direct clinical services to adolescents and adults with post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, as well as individuals dealing with identity issues, life changes including vocational, employment, and relational issues, grief/loss, and geriatric issues in various clinical settings.  Dr. Bland also has provided outreach to victims of sexual abuse including providing individual counseling and group therapy for victims and their families.


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • D.Min., Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Chicago Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Catholic Theological Union
  • B.A., St. Louis University

Student Comments

Dr. Bland was very engaging brining clinical experience into the classroom thereby enhancing learning theory into clinical application.

Excellent instructor with a lot of knowledge and experience. I definitely recommend this course and instructor to IPS students.

Dr. Bland is the real deal. He strikes the perfect balance of being professional while personable, both knowledgeable and authentic. It is his ability to relate course material to a ‘real world’ context that makes this class so exciting.

I very much appreciated this course with Michael. His experience in the field helped him share real life illustrations of course material concepts and I enjoyed coming to class. He was always prepared and laid out a good course outline. The nature of the material required a minoring system of students’ progress in understanding and distinguishing concepts so the intermittent quizzes, essays, and final exam were helpful and very reasonable.