The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Introduction
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the school was the first of its kind to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as Child & Adolescent Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, International Psychology, and more.

The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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Why Us?

Set Yourself Apart

At The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, education is not just about theory—it is rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community. Our practitioner faculty integrate classroom learning with relevant, applicable examples from their own experiences in the field, providing students with valuable skills that they carry with them throughout their careers. Graduates emerge ready to make positive changes in diverse communities and organizations at a local and global level.

The Engaged Professional Model of Education

Our unique model of education provides students with a rich spectrum of practical experience and assists them in developing an inclusive approach to practice and research.

Hands-on Training

Through The Chicago School’s fieldwork and practicum opportunities, students spent more than 1.2 million hours serving our global community in 2014 alone.

Life-Changing

For many graduates, working with underserved populations is a life-changing experience that they carry with them throughout their careers and for the rest of their lives.

International

With 20 global academic partners, we offer many international and study abroad experiences, helping students develop a global perspective for various career fields.

Student Success

With degrees ranging from Organizational Leadership to Clinical Psychology, our alumni have been empowered to turn their passions into successful professions.

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Programs

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M.A. Counseling Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals. [+]

Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. The curriculum teaches students the ethics and professional guidelines of counseling services and clinical psychology practice in correlation with developing an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks and scientific bases. They will also learn the importance of understanding how diversity and cultural differences or issues impact the mental health field. The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals. The curriculum prepares graduates for licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by incorporating the eight content areas outlined by the National Board of Certified Counselors. [-]

M.A. Forensic Psychology

Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Los Angeles Irvine Washington + 4 more

Graduates of the M.A. Forensic Psychology program have a wide variety of opportunities to utilize their skills and knowledge of psychology as it relates to a host of legal situations, mental health challenges, and other specialties. Students in the program gain understanding and knowledge of how to deal with situations and issues such as juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, child custody, domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, victimology, insanity, and the competency to stand trial. In addition, graduates learn how to do violence and risk assessments, understand the psychology and treatment of sex offenders, and to provide expert testimony in association with all of these subjects. [+]

Graduates of the M.A. Forensic Psychology program have a wide variety of opportunities to utilize their skills and knowledge of psychology as it relates to a host of legal situations, mental health challenges, and other specialties. Students in the program gain understanding and knowledge of how to deal with situations and issues such as juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, child custody, domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, victimology, insanity, and the competency to stand trial. In addition, graduates learn how to do violence and risk assessments, understand the psychology and treatment of sex offenders, and to provide expert testimony in association with all of these subjects. The school’s proximity to key agencies important to the study of Forensic Psychology allows students a prime opportunity to take advantage of organizations such as the FBI, NCIS, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Virginia Department of Corrections. The program, through community partnerships, integrates the knowledge and experience of working with these institutions via site visits, courtroom observations, field research, internships, and by providing opportunities to hear distinguished speakers. The M.A. Forensic Psychology program also provides a variety of applied learning experiences other schools are rarely able to offer. Graduates will learn how to pursue a career and practice Forensic Psychology with all the tools, knowledge, research skills, and ethical understanding necessary to be successful in the field. [-]

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c/o The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
350 N Orleans, Suite 1050

Chicago, Illinois, 60654-1822 US
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Downtown Chicago
325 N Wells

Chicago, Illinois, 60654-1822 US
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Downtown Los Angeles
617 W. 7th St.

Los Angeles, California, 90017 US
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University Plaza, Irvine
4199 Campus Dr., Suite 400

Irvine, California, 92612 US
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Downtown Washington, D.C.
901 15th Street NW

Washington, District of Columbia, 20005 US