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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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325 North Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone:  800-721-8072

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation?s leading nonprofit school exclusively dedicated to psychology and related fields. The School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 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 contribution to cultural diversity and advocacy.

The Chicago School's online-blended programs enable students with full-time work or family commitments to get a renowned education and seize their personal and professional goals--without putting their current lives on hold.

A number of the programs are taught predominantly online with a small ?synchronous virtual residency? component (a one or two-hour session each term in which all students are expected to be online simultaneously), while other programs are offered in a "blended" format that combines both online and on-campus learning.

Building on the Chicago School's long tradition of producing outstanding psychology practitioners, its online-blended programs combine the quality of a Chicago School education with the convenience that you need today.

? Earn your graduate degree from the nation?s leading, accredited graduate school of psychology.
? Learn from practitioner faculty who provide practical mentorship based on real-world experience.
? Receive ongoing support and coaching from your personal Student Advisor, who will support and encourage you from the day you enroll until the day you graduate.
? Enjoy peace of mind using online technology, knowing you can rely on a caring staff at the School's 24/7 helpline.
? And receive robust, comprehensive career support services to help you define your career goals and leverage your new degree to the fullest.


Organizational Psychology (PhD)
The PhD in Organizational Leadership is a three-year, post-master?s program offered in a unique format tailored to the needs of busy working professionals. Students take just one or two courses at a time and progress through the program in a cohort.

The curriculum includes coursework in leadership, research, ethics, interpersonal dynamics, and a range of electives to support each student?s unique career goals?preparing graduates to apply the principles of psychology and leadership theory in a broad range of settings, to more effectively lead individuals and organizations to success.

Graduates are able to select, implement, and manage appropriate leadership methodologies to meet individual, group and organizational needs in non-profit, for-profit, and pastoral settings.

International Psychology (PhD)
The Ph.D. in International Psychology is a three year, post-master?s program offered in a unique format tailored to the needs of busy working professionals. Students take one course at a time, progressing through the program in a cohort. The program is particularly appropriate for professionals who work or desire to work for multinational corporations, international non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations (e.g. UN organizations), governmental agencies, and faith based organizations with international missions. Graduates are equipped with advanced research and program evaluation skills coupled with a rich appreciation for the individual and group consequences of global events?preparing them to apply psychological principles in the development of policy; assist individuals and organizations with understanding and collaborating with diverse cultural populations and all levels of international organizations and functional systems; and design and evaluate the efficacy of international programs.


Psychology (MA)

Many individuals choose to gain broad knowledge in all areas of psychology rather than specializing in one particular area such as school psychology, or forensic psychology. Rather, psychology ?generalists? study many aspects of human behavior and mental processes?such as emotion, cognition, decision making, consumer behavior, culture, personality development, social relationships, group dynamics, and normal vs. abnormal behavior.

Specializations include:
- Child & Adolescent Psychology
- International Psychology
- Gerontology
- Psychology Generalist
- Organizational Leadership
- Sport-Exercise

Child & Adolescent Psychology (Certificate)
Childhood and adolescent psychology specialists assist young people who are struggling with mental health issues and other challenges such as peer pressure, body image, experimenting with drugs or alcohol, relationships, sexuality, or coping with difficult life changes like parental divorce or death. Child and adolescent psychology professionals work in a wide variety of settings, from nonprofit agencies and community centers to public and private schools to private practice. They conduct formal diagnostic tests, provide counseling and other therapeutic services, develop community-based youth programs, lead prevention initiatives, serve as mentors, and more.

Post-Masters BCBA (Certificate)
Applied behavior analysts systematically measure specific client behaviors and then analyze how changes in the environment (such as specific arrangements of stimuli and consequences) can alter and positively influence those behaviors.

Based on the work of B. F. Skinner, this therapeutic system has become known as the only effective treatment for helping children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities improve their social, motor, verbal, and reasoning skills. In addition, Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is increasingly being used in business and industrial settings (to teach precise job skills, enhance performance, and improve safety) and in educational environments (to teach basic academic skills, verbal reasoning, physical movement, social skills, and more).

Over several decades of research, the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) has developed a wide range of ethical and empirically validated techniques for teaching new behaviors and skills, while eliminating those that may get in the way of learning and overall quality of life.

Applied behavior analysts work in group homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospitals, businesses, and as independent consultants.

Business Psychology (PsyD)
Business is one of the fastest-growing areas for the application of professional psychology as organizations increasingly recognize the impact that human factors can have on overall organizational effectiveness. Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists and business psychologists apply the principles of both psychology and business to effectively guide organizations and individuals to success.
Sometimes described as part psychologist, part consultant, and part teacher, I/O and business psychology professionals provide a range of services. They conduct technical job analyses to identify the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics necessary for success in particular jobs. They administer psychometric tests to better understand employees? unique attributes and build optimal workforces. Additionally, they design performance appraisal and staff training models and provide coaching to managers and executive leadership, to ensure fairness, maximize motivation, and advance organizational priorities.

I/O and business psychology professionals work at organizations large and small, both nonprofit and for-profit. They work in human resources, organizational development, management, and consulting, creating more positive work climates and fostering individual and organizational success.

The program faculty of the Business Psychology Department is uniquely comprised of business and psychology professionals. By design, the faculty crosses disciplines and is diverse in education and experience, representing the areas essential to the School?s conceptualization of business psychology. Faculty members have degrees in I/O psychology, business, clinical psychology, and organizational development. Blending their multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches provides for more integrated learning across fields.

Beginning fall 2010, the Business Psychology Psy.D. will also be delivered in a unique format in which students attend classes on campus just one weekend a month, and complete the balance of their coursework online.

Curriculum integrates industrial and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and business coursework, preparing graduates to assume high-level responsibilities in today?s global, multicultural business environment. Students gain advanced knowledge of theory as well as application related to rightsizings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic repositioning, project management, change consultation, and executive succession planning.

M.A.: Psychology.
Ph.D.: International Psychology, Organizational Leadership.
Ph.D.: Business Psychology. (blended format)
CERTIFICATE: Post-Master's BCBA, Child & Adolescent Psychology.



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