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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).

Argosy University Chicago

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

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

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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.

News & Events

Chicago PhD Student Tabitha Kaguri's Nonprofit Competes for Award Money

Tabitha M. Kaguri, who is working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago has founded a nonprofit organization that’s competing for a Waislitz Global Citizen Award. Her organization, EDJA Foundation, works to combat sexual violence and domestic abuse in sub-Saharan Africa by providing free medical, legal and counseling services to survivors—some as young as 4 years old.

The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards are annual cash prizes totaling $200,000—and voting is open to choose winners at: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/programs/waislitz-award/

There is a grand prize of $100,000 and two semi-finalist prizes of $50,000. The awards, presented by Alex Waislitz and Global Citizen, recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty.

Kaguri explains that she’s not only the founder of the nonprofit, she’s also a survivor herself. She was motivated to start the organization so that another generation would not suffer in silence. IF her organization wins the award, she plans to build more rape crisis centers to assist women and girls coping HIV in addition to the trauma of rape. 

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Vote for Chicago Student's Organization to Receive Global Citizen Award

Tabitha M. Kaguri, who is working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is looking for votes to help her organization earn a $100,000 Global Citizen Award.

Voting has already gotten Kaguri’s nonprofit, the EDJA Foundation, into the top ten nominees to earn the award money.

EDJA combats sexual violence and domestic abuse in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides free medical, legal, and counseling services to survivors, some of whom are as young as four years old.

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/programs/waislitz-award/

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Chicago's Sharma and Yarbrough Serve on RSVP Panel

Dr. Rahul Sharma and Dr. Sheila Yarbrough, instructors at Argosy University, Chicago, recently served as panelists at the 25th Anniversary celebration of Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) at the University of Chicago.

The event included a lunch that was followed by the panel discussion titled “The Past, Present, and Future of Prevention.”

Yarbrough is an associate faculty member and department chair at The Graduate School of Business and Management and Bachelor of Science programs at Argosy University, Chicago and Argosy University, Schaumburg. Sharma is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the diversity concentration. He’s also an assistant professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago.

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Chicago Grad Chemely Pomales Interviewed by Advocate Health Care e-News

Chemley Pomales, who in 2013 earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and in 2015 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from lllinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago was featured in Advocate Health Care Health e-News. Dr. Pomales talked about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s struggle with depression.

Pomales has not treated Johnson but spoke as an expert on the subject of depression. “Depression can be manifested in different ways, such as difficulties completing daily tasks and responsibilities, experiencing irritability, isolation and hopelessness,” he says in the article. “As more people openly discuss their experiences with depression, I hope the stigma associated with mental health difficulties and treatment decreases and those who have not received help yet are able to do so.”

Read the article here.

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