The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology

Address:

4199 Campus Dr. Suite 400

Irvine, CA 92612

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Chicago School’s Clinical Psy.D. program, is based on a practitioner-scholar model of training, which focuses on providing students with a broad knowledge of scientific and theoretical clinical psychology principles that can be applied with a variety of clinical disorders in diverse populations. The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) is the highest degree for those who wish to apply their knowledge as practicing clinicians. Doctoral students will choose from concentrations in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Forensic Psychology, International/Multicultural Psychology, and General Clinical Psychology.

Graduates are prepared to conduct clinical interviews and psychological testing, create treatment plans, consult and collaborate with physicians and other professionals, and to provide multiple forms of therapy to alleviate mental illness, behavioral problems, and emotional distress. They will be qualified to serve as lead practitioners and/or senior administrators in both educational and clinical settings.

Students may petition to be awarded a master's degree midway through the program, after completing 50 semester hours of required coursework, including three semesters of practicum. After completing the remaining coursework, comprehensive exam, dissertation, and pre-doctoral internship, graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue positions as licensed clinical psychologists, provided they pass the appropriate licensure examination and complete any state-required post-doctoral residency requirements. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to this campus.

Accreditation:

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

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Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Locale: Large City

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