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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
In addition to what they learn in the classroom, students at The Chicago School have the opportunity to experience an unparalleled range of inspiring and enriching experiences through hands-on training. Together, our students provide more than 1.2 million hours of high-impact, career-relevant service work in local and international communities every year. As a result, our graduates are prepared for successful careers as effective practitioners. Visit The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Website
As the practice arm of the Forensic Psychology department at the Chicago Campus, The Chicago School Forensic Center brings students together with local organizations regarding projects that bolster practical learning experiences, while addressing unmet needs in the community. Specialized clinical services address complex matters such as victim-related trauma, child abuse and neglect, and recidivism for those who have come in contact with the legal sector.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Centers (in Irvine and West Los Angeles, California) provide caring, confidential, and affordable psychological services to individuals and families in our communities. As two of Southern California’s largest counseling centers, The Chicago School is able to provide an unrivaled range of high-quality therapeutic and educational programs to assist individuals and families to overcome challenges and achieve their highest potential. On an annual basis, the Counseling Centers provide over 10,000 hours of service to the community.
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education
The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute (NRCI) was established in the memory of Naomi Ruth Cohen with the goal of eradicating stigma associated with mental illness. NRCI offers community-based conferences, sponsors activities, and provides networking opportunities for students, faculty and community members to meet with professionals across the U.S. Visit the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Website
The Chicago School Community Partnership department creates a bridge between the University and local and global communities. This bridge supports students, faculty, staff, and community partners in their quest to create reciprocal learning, inspiration, engagement and service; thereby, providing a transformational experience for all involved. On average, The Chicago School has approximately 130 students each year engaged in long term service activities with approximately 200 students participating in one-day service events. The area of service learning continues to grow with about 30 service learning classes being offered each year. On an annual basis, students involved in the Community Partnership department at The Chicago School provide about 46,000 hours of service to the Community.
International Service Learning
The Chicago School students are linked to a vast range of service-learning and field work experiences around the globe—from training teachers in Rwanda to recognize, assess and effectively intervene with children exposed to trauma; to presenting cutting-edge neuroscience research at an international conference in Prague; and/or to participating in our Power of One courses that include international service-learning immersion experiences with in-country partners across the globe. The Chicago School has a reach across 38 different countries and offers 20 international experiences, on average, to our students each year.