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.

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

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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Chicago Student Danielle Calas Named Campus Representative of the Semester by APLS
Chicago Student Danielle Calas Named Campus Representative of the Semester by APLS

Danielle Calas, who is working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago was recently named campus representative of the semester for the American Psychology Law Society (APLS). This is the second time that Calas has been named to the position.

Calas created and built support for the school’s forensic forum. Last year, the forum toured the Cook County Jail and held a movie night and discussion of the documentary film, “13th.” The forensic group also hosted a clothing drive, bake sale and a common hour discussion on solitary confinement.

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 Faculty Member Appointed to position at Illinois Psychological Association
Chicago Faculty Member Appointed to position at Illinois Psychological Association

Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago has been named academic section chair of the Illinois Psychological Association. Her term will last for a period of two years.

“In this role, I will advocate for the needs and interests of academic psychologists in Illinois as well as working closely with Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students, the graduate student section of IPA and ECP, the early career professional section of IPA. I will continue on as IPA Ethics Committee co-chair as well,” said Zoline.

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Chicago Campus Hosts “Ethical Dilemmas for the Forensic Psychologist”
Chicago Campus Hosts “Ethical Dilemmas for the Forensic Psychologist”

Recently, The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago held a panel discussion centering on ethical dilemmas for the forensic psychologist. The event, “Ethical Dilemmas for the Forensic Psychologist,” was sponsored by the school’s Forensics Forum and International Psychology Club (Division 52).

Topics discussed included solitary confinement, torture, racial injustice and human rights in the United States’ prison system. Faculty members Dr. Neal Rubin, Dr. Shanavia Dansby and Dr. Susan Zoline, along with students Danielle Calas and Bianca Vigil provided commentary on these important issues. Both students are working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Future implications for forensic students and psychologists were discussed, followed by an open forum for questions.

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

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