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The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology – Psychology In Chicago
Global connectivity, conflicts and other crises throughout the world have exponentially increased the need for professionals with cross-cultural expertise. In response, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP)’s Chicago campus will have an expanded offering of programs starting January 2011, allowing students to better study Psychology in Chicago.
The on-ground International Psychology Ph.D. program is a 60-credit post-master’s program designed for working professionals, with coursework on weekends and evenings. Students participate in two required field experiences at international sites, and also benefit from the Center for International Studies and the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies at the Chicago Campus, plus a variety of research and community- based hands on learning opportunities throughout Chicago area.
“We are looking at a new kind of professional who is uniquely qualified to apply psychological principles to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, diverse and rapidly changing world,” said Dr. Amanda Kim, lead faculty for the on-ground International Psychology Ph.D. program. “As psychologists, we have an opportunity to make a positive global impact not just on individuals, but on communities, systems, and policy. Students in the program have the commitment-and are now gaining the skills sets-to do so.”
The program offers two concentrations allowing student to study Psychology in Chicago: Organizations and Systems, and Trauma Services.
The Organizations and Systems concentration prepares graduates to design, evaluate, and lead international programs for multinational corporations, international NGOs and faith-based organizations, the United Nations and other governmental agencies.
The Trauma Services concentration is designed for educators, medical personnel, and mental health professionals who are involved with organizations that provide first response and direct client care to populations affected by natural disaster, conflict and other trauma. Graduates might assist organizations and agencies in developing prevention and preparedness training, launch grass-roots initiatives to provide mental health support services in the aftermath of traumatic events, advocate for increased awareness of and support for international mental health needs, and/or work with immigrant and refugee populations at home and abroad.