Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School's post-master's psychology doctoral program is recognized for its culturally competent training and offers students a multitude of opportunities to apply their education in real-world settings. Students at the L.A. and Orange County campuses may apply to complete their clinical training hours at one of the Chicago School Counseling Centers, two of Southern California's largest and most well-respected community counseling centers. Through our innovative training model, students learn marketing and operations related to running a private practice, and provide individual and group psychotherapy services. Graduates will leave with the skills and training to sit for licensure and launch their careers.
Students have the option to choose one of three concentrations: Generalist, Psychodynamic or Child Play Therapy and Adolescent Psychotherapy. The Chicago School's Psychodynamic Psychotherapy concentration provides students with essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative skills as well as in-depth knowledge of psychodynamic theory and exposure to a broad range of dynamically based clinical applications to assist the therapeutic process.
The program adheres to a practitioner-scholar model, preparing extraordinary mental health practitioners who have both a broad knowledge of the scientific and theoretical principles and the ability to apply that knowledge to specific clinical situations.
Graduates are equipped with expert knowledge in theory, research, and practice in clinical psychology, which prepares them to serve as lead practitioners and/or senior administrators in both educational and clinical settings. The program can be completed in three years, including internship.
Curriculum integrates the eight core competencies informed by the educational model of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), and qualifies graduates to sit for the national licensure exam and licensure by the California Board of Psychology (BOP).
ABOUT THE CHICAGO SCHOOL
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 3,500 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. As the nation's oldest and largest graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral science, TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences. Our focus is not strictly on research or traditional clinical practice, but on preparing students to be extraordinary practitioners, equipped to make a lasting impact on individual lives, in business settings, in diverse and underserved communities, and around the globe.
ABOUT OUR IRVINE CAMPUS
Our Irvine campus is located next to UC Irvine in the heart of University Plaza, a beautiful pedestrian mall bustling with college students, quaint shops, open air cafes, and a variety of restaurants. Students enjoy free parking, access to UC Irvine’s libraries, and a short drive to freeways, area beaches, and Disneyland.
The Irvine campus is also home to one of our well-known Chicago School Counseling Centers, which provides students with the extraordinary opportunity to gain real-world training and the skills needed to run a private practice or mental health clinic.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999