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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Established: Type: Endowment: President: Faculty: 1979 Private $4.4 million (Fall 2008) Dr. Michael Horowitz 103 Department, Administrative, and Affiliate Faculty (Fall 2008) none 1,925 (Fall 2008) Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Westwood, Los Angeles, California; Irvine, California thechicagoschool.edu

Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Campus:

• Diversity: Applying theoretical and practical knowledge about ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, cultural and religious, age, and disability differences in their professional work; • Professional Behavior: Functioning in a professional and ethnic manner in classroom, off-site training, and workplace settings; • Professional Practice: Conducting assessments, develop appropriate interventions, and implement interventions in their specialty area of professional psychology.

History
The Chicago School was established by practicing psychologists with the goal of providing high-quality professional psychology training in a not-for-profit setting. Initial plans for the school were made in 1977 and realized in January 1979 by the nonprofit Midwestern Psychology Development Foundation. The Chicago School began its first classes at temporary quarters located at 30 West Chicago Avenue before moving to the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue in 1980. In 1986, following an extensive search, The Chicago School moved to its next location, the historic Dearborn Station in Chicago’s South Loop. In 2004, the school found a new downtown home at 325 N. Wells Street. The school expanded to the west coast in 2008 with three campuses in Southern California. It opened its first out-of-state location in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., in the summer.[1] The school announced an formal affiliation in fall 2008 with the California Graduate Institute and its campuses in Westwood and Irvine. [2] From its early days the school began to earn a reputation for being a leader in diversity and multicultural training. Classes such as Cultural Issues in Assessment and Intercultural Psychotherapy Laboratory began to appear in the school’s bulletin in the

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, known as "The Chicago School," is a graduate university specializing in psychology. With nearly 2,000 students and 1,400 graduates, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit graduate school dedicated to the education and training of professional psychologists. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.

Institutional Learning Goals
The institutional learning goals for students completing degree programs at The Chicago School are: • Scholarship: Using scientific research and theory to inform their practices and contribute to the body of work extending the reach of their specialties in professional psychology;

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1980s. In 1988, the school opened its first institute for diversity-related training, research, and events: the Center for Inter-Cultural Clinical Psychology. One of its original initiatives was a Cultural Impact Conference, which remains an annual fixture on campus. The center eventually evolved in 2005 to become the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies. The Chicago School’s innovative approach to diversity received recognition in 1998 with an Institutional Diversity Award bestowed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). NCSPP would again honor the school in 2005 with its Advocacy Award “in recognition of its outstanding commitment to advancing the attitude, skills, and knowledge of professional advocacy and public policy.” Irvine Campus In addition to Westwood, The Chicago School’s affiliation with CGI[2] also incorporates a campus in Irvine, California. The California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School, at Irvine, is located next to UC Irvine. Students at the Irvine Campus have access to free parking and UC Irvine’s libraries. The campus is a short drive to the 405, 55, and 71 freeways, area beaches, and Disneyland. University Center of Lake County (Grayslake, Ill.) The Chicago School is offering blendedversions—on campus and online—of its School Psychology and Counseling programs at the University Center of Lake County, a 91,000-square-foot (8,500 m2) facility located in Grayslake, Ill.

Campuses
Chicago Campus The Chicago School’s downtown campus is located at 325 N. Wells Street in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The building itself opened in 1914 as a Chase and Sanborn Coffee warehouse and is one of the few remaining relics on the Chicago River of the city’s industrial era. The school expanded in early 2007 with new space opening across the street in the Merchandise Mart. Los Angeles Campus Located at 617 W. 7th St., the L.A. Campus site is located four blocks north of the Staples Center, near the Pasadena, Santa Ana, and Santa Monica freeways, and one block from the 7th Street Metro Center. Occupying the entire eighth floor of a 12-story building, the L.A. Campus offers approximately 16,300 square feet (1,510 m2) of space. Opened in summer 2008, the campus includes a multicultural center, library, student lounge, and office space designed to accommodate more than 30 faculty and staff members. Westwood Campus In fall 2008, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology entered into a formal alliance with California Graduate Institute (CGI)[2], the nation’s first independent psychology graduate school. California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School, at Westwood, is located in the center of Westwood Village next to the UCLA campus and a short drive to Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

Accreditation and Honors
In 1980 and again in 2004, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) authorized the school to award the degree of Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology and in Business Psychology, the latter being the first such degree in the country. In 1980, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) awarded Candidate for Accreditation Status to The Chicago School, with accreditation statue first awarded in 1984. The Psy.D. Program was awarded Provisional Accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1988, and Full Accreditation in 1992, a status that it retains. During the summer of 1979, the school became an Affiliate Member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). The school’s NCSPP status was raised to Associate Membership in 1980 and Full Member in 1985. The NCSPP has twice recognized The Chicago School for significant contributions, first in the area of diversity and most recently for outstanding advocacy for the field of psychology.

Programs Offered
Chicago Campus • Psy.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis • Psy.D. in Business Psychology • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology • Ed.S. in School Psychology • M.A. in Clinical

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Specializations: • Counseling • Applied Behavior Analysis • M.A. in Forensic Psychology • M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Los Angeles Campus • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology • Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology • Psy.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization • M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Irvine Campus • Psy.D. in Business Psychology • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psychodynamic Track • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Marital & Family Therapy Concentration • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Generalist Concentration • Psy.D. in Psychology, Marital & Family Therapy Concentration • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization • M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Westwood Campus • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Marital & Family Therapy • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psychodynamic Concentration • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Generalist Concentration • Psy.D. in Psychology, Marital & Family Therapy • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization Online • M.A. in Applied Forensic Psychology • M.A. in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology • M.A. in Psychology Specializations: • Child and Adolescent Psychology • International Psychology • Gerontology • Psychology Generalist • Organizational Leadership • Sport-Exercise • Media and Consumer Psychology • Career Counseling University Center of Lake (Grayslake, Ill.) • Ed.S. in School Psychology • M.A. in Clinical Specializations: • Counseling County

Certificates • Applied Behavior Analysis: BCBA and BCABA • Applied Forensic Psychology • Consumer Psychology • Leadership for Healthcare Professionals • Organizational Effectiveness • Workplace Diversity • Latino Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment • Latino Mental Health: Post-Bachelor’s

Fall 2008 Student Profile
• Total students: 1,925[3] • Average age: 27

Race
• • • • • • • • 12.2% African American 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan 3.7% Asian/Pacific 7.2% Hispanic 61.3% Caucasian 1.9% Multi-Ethnic 3.5% International 9.8% Not Reported

Gender
• Male: 20% • Female: 80%

Notes
[1] ""Psychology Campus Coming Downtown"". Los Angeles Downtown News. http://www.downtownnews.com/ articles/2008/03/31/news/news_briefs/ at02.txt. Retrieved on 2008-03-31. [2] ^ "The Chicago School Unites with CGI, Expands Number of Southern Cal Campuses". The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/ content.cfm/ detailed_news?NewsID=502940. Retrieved on 2008-12-17. [3] ""Our Students"". http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/ content.cfm/our_students.

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External links
• School website

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