Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago

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Our Clinical Psychology programs are designed to prepare practitioner-scholars whose scientific, theoretical and practical foundations enable them to meet the challenges of the diverse settings, populations and communities in which they serve.

We are Non-Profit.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Personal and Professional Preparation

The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago) resides in the heart of downtown Chicago, just blocks from Millennium Park and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, public transportation, and cultural and entertainment venues. Founded in 1976, ISPP, Chicago offers both a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, with each program designed to encourage the personal and professional growth of our students through faculty mentorship, engaging classroom discussions and experiential learning opportunities.

Argosy University, Chicago

225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 312-777-7600

Clinical Admissions Director

Tina Spears, Ed.D.
tspears@argosy.edu
312-777-7612

Education Verifications

Tyler Shippen
tshippen@argosy.edu

Local Training Sites

ISPP, Chicago is committed to providing quality, practical training experiences for our students. Our approved training sites may include:

  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Schools & College Counseling Centers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • Court-ordered Programs
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Our in-house clinic, The Psychological Services Center at Argosy University, Chicago, provides additional practicum training opportunities for students. We also maintain the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium (LMIC), an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member consortium that offers local internships exclusively to our students.

Recent News

Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra to speak at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago
Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra to speak at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 4:30-6:00pm, students at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago, students will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy.

Tummala-Narra, will talk about psychoanalytic treatment and cultural competence and will share her own clinical experiences.

Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College and the director of the Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program at Boston College.  She is also in independent practice in Cambridge, MA. Her publications focus on the topics of immigration, trauma, cultural competence and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  She has served as the chair of the Multicultural Concerns Committee for Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), as a member of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) in the American Psychological Association, and as a member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. She served as Member-at-Large in the Board of Directors in Division 39.  She is a member of the APA Task Force on Re-envisioning the Multicultural Guidelines for the 21st Century.  Dr. Tummala-Nara, among other honors, has received the “Shining Star Award” conferred by the American Psychological Association at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy, published by APA Books in January 2016.

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Professor named president-elect of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training
Professor named president-elect of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training

Christopher Recter, Ph.D. has been named president-elect of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training.

Rector is an assistant professor, associate director of training and clinical psychology faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago).

Dr. Rector received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Rector also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and he has extensive experience working in community mental health and hospital settings in a variety of capacities. Dr. Rector's clinical areas of interest include trauma, crisis, domestic violence, bereavement/loss, and training/supervision. He is currently an active clinical researcher in the area of differences in psychiatric inpatient hospitalization admission standards between health care provider groups.

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Students participating in Ninth Annual Diversity Research Symposium
Students participating in Ninth Annual Diversity Research Symposium

Six students from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago are attending the Ninth Annual Diversity Research Symposium conference at Ball State University.  This year's theme is "Creating Brave Spaces for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice."

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students Lakesha Winley, Syeda Rahmani, Amanda Weaver, and Blake Bettis will be part of a facilitated discussion about body policing and cultivating space for the experiences of harassment among marginalized people.

PsyD students Renee Causay, and Alyssa Ruhland are presenting at the poster session, as are PsyD students Amanda Weaver, Blake Bettis, Nicole Summers, Lakesha Winley, and Syeda Rahmani.

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/568 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Chicago Student Luciano Lima Receives Award at APA Convention
Chicago Student Luciano Lima Receives Award at APA Convention

Luciano Lima, who is working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago, recently received the A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert Distinguished Student Service Award. He received the award at the 2017 American Psychological Association convention and was chosen because of his work as a co-leader of the group Psychologists for Black Lives Matter (P4BL).

The award honors a graduate student who has made outstanding service or clinical contributions targeted at psychological issues of importance among ethnic minorities.

In the photo, Luciano is shown with Keri Kirk, co-leader of P4BL.

Learn more about the award here:
http://division45.org/awards/student-awards/#link_acc-1-2-d

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/568 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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