Jenine Chiles, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago). She joined ISPP, Chicago in January 2009 as the Training Director for the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium (LMIC), a group of internship sites dedicated for ISPP, Chicago students. She works with all of the interns weekly in group supervision and arranges for faculty and professional psychologists from around Chicago to provide didactic training. In September 2009, the Argosy University, Chicago Psychological Services Center (PSC) opened. As the current Director, Dr. Chiles is involved in the training of diagnostic and therapy externs, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. PSC serves students at AU, Chicago as well as The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The PSC collects data on all of our clients and has developed a large data base, with archival data available for students to utilize for Clinical Research Projects.
As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Chiles has taught Consultation in Diverse Settings, Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar, Diagnostic Seminar, Professionalization Group, and a course in the Health Psychology concentration.
Prior to coming to ISPP, Chicago, Dr. Chiles worked for the Chicago Department of Public Health for ten years. The first year, she worked in two different community mental health centers on the south side of Chicago with low-income and chronic mentally ill clients. She then moved to an HIV/AIDS Primary Care Clinic. In graduate school, Dr. Chiles had worked as a neuropsych research assistant on the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study at Howard Brown Health Center. She enjoyed working with the HIV population and was thrilled to have an opportunity to do so as a psychologist. Dr. Chiles worked in clinics on the north side, west side, and south side of Chicago, which represented diverse ethnic and racial groups. She became an expert in HIV care and with working on identity issues with gay men. During those years, she also went to a train-the-trainer conference for American Psychological Association's HIV Office of Psychology Education, where she learned how to train mental health professionals to provide services to people with HIV/AIDS. She discovered during this time that she loved training students. At one clinic, she had the opportunity to bring in ISPP, Chicago therapy externs and interns to train them to provide therapy in an HIV primary care setting. This is one of the reasons that she decided to pursue a career in training students in a clinical psychology program.