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Clinical Psychology Programs

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.

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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.

American Psychological Association

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). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

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.

Highlights

Penelope Asay selected for APA’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
Penelope Asay selected for APA’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

Penelope Asay, Ph.D., ABPP, associate professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago has been selected by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Public Interest Directorate for the organization's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology.  This is a highly sought after, competitive honor that provides training for mid-career and senior women who show significant promise as leaders in the field.

 

"The mission of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) is to prepare, support and empower women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings as well as APA governance, and increase the diversity, number and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders."

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Cleveland Clinic Psychologist Directs Chronic Pain and Rehabilitation Program
Cleveland Clinic Psychologist Directs Chronic Pain and Rehabilitation Program

Dr. Giries W. Sweis | PsyD in Clinical Psychology | Class of 2008

Dr. Sweis is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and Ohio, and is currently a staff member at the Cleveland Clinic, where he directs the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program and the Pain Psychology Training Fellowship. He holds joint appointments in the department of Psychiatry and Psychology and in the Center for Neurological Restoration. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Cleveland State University and is an assistant professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Sweis obtained his BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois–Chicago, his Masters in Addiction Studies from Governors State University, and received his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. He also holds professional certifications in alcohol and drug addiction and smoking cessation, is board-registered as a mental illness and substance abuse counselor, and board-certified in biofeedback. He is an active member of several professional organizations and an ad hoc reviewer for Pain Medicine.

Dr. Sweis completed his internship at Centerstone of Indiana, where he also completed fellowships in health psychology and pain psychology. He works with individuals and families who struggle with chronic pain, disability, substance abuse, and various other medical conditions. He also treats adults with HIV/AIDS and various comorbid psychiatric disorders. His research interests include chronic pain, opioid addiction, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities.


See 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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Grad Hillary Wildt and Instructor Sandra Zakowski Publish Article
Grad Hillary Wildt and Instructor Sandra Zakowski Publish Article

Dr. Hillary Wildt and Dr. Sandra Zakowski, in collaboration with doctors from Cure Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, recently published the research article "War Trauma, Psychological Distress, and Coping Among Afghan Civilians Seeking Primary Health Care.” The article may be found in the current issue of the American Psychological Association's (Division of International Psychology) journal International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation (Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 81-100).

 

In 2015, Dr. Wildt earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago. Dr. Zakowski, an instructor at the school, served as Dr. Wildt’s clinical research project (CRP) chair. Dr. Wildt is also a previous recipient of Argosy University, Chicago's Outstanding CRP Award presented yearly at our fall convocation ceremony.

 

See 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 Instructor Pytluk To Speak at APA's Division of Psychoanalysis 37th Annual Spring Meeting
Chicago Instructor Pytluk To Speak at APA's Division of Psychoanalysis 37th Annual Spring Meeting

Dr. Scott Pytluk, instructor, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago, is a member-at-large of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 39 Board of Directors and co-chair of the Sexualities & Gender Identities Committee. At the APA’s spring meeting April 26-30, 2017, he will moderate a panel discussion on Ken Corbett’s “A Murder Over A Girl.”

 

Additionally, current student Anna Maria Baldauf, MA, who is working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, will be part of the graduate student committee panel "Dynamics of the Supervisory Relationship: A Live Demonstration," wherein the collaborative and dynamic process of psychoanalytic supervision will be illustrated through a live case presentation by Anna Maria to a senior analyst. Following the supervision, a process dyad will discuss the interaction between supervisor and supervisee. The audience will also be invited to engage in the experience.

 

For more information and to access the conference booklet, click here:

http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/news-events/conference-booklet.pdf

 

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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