Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology
The Clinical Forensic Psy.D. program, offered at the L.A. and Irvine campuses, provides students with a broad range of applied and real-world learning experiences within the diverse L.A. and Orange County communities. Students benefit from a broad range of applied and real-world learning experiences through the Campus' Forensic Training Institute and may participate in projects such as working on a city-wide Prison Re-Entry Project; providing forensic assessment, clinical treatment, and program measurement services; and conducting staff training for prosecuting and defense attorney and LAPD officers. Forensic students have also served as lead presenters at an annual Chicago School crisis intervention conference for representatives from the Mayor's Office, LAPD, Homeland Security, and other local and national government agencies.
Forensic psychology students also benefit from countless opportunities to bolster their knowledge and expertise by participating in frequent educational seminars on topics such as hostage negotiation and police de-escalation techniques.
Graduates of the Psy.D. program are qualified to sit for national licensure as a clinical psychologist and to provide a broad range of assessment and treatment services within the community and for the criminal, civil, and family court systems. The program integrates the eight core competencies informed by the educational model of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), helping prepare students to sit for the national licensure exam in clinical psychology. Students may tailor their coursework to meet particular educational and professional goals.
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