Torrey Wilson

Associate professor

Areas of Focus: Diversity and Consultation

Phone: 312 777-7616



  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Loyola University, 1997.
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1986.
  • B.S., Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1984.


Torrey Wilson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago). Dr. Wilson is chair-elect of the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program’s Training Advisory Council. He is the former President of the National Council of Schools & Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) where he focused on Social Justice during his Presidency (2013-2014). Dr. Wilson served on the Executive Committee of NCSPP for 8 years and previously served as Chair of the Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee. He served as liaison to several American Psychological Association (APA) committees, including the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and the Board of Educational Affairs. Torrey Wilson holds a B.S. degree in psychology and an M.A. in counseling from Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, with minors in multicultural counseling and assessment from Loyola University Chicago, where he was an Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program Fellow. Professional Experience Dr. Wilson previously served as the Doctoral Program Chair at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. His areas of expertise include diversity issues and systems change. Additionally, Dr. Wilson has provided consultation services in a variety of settings, including large and medium sized corporations and organizations. He has conducted training workshops that focus on diversity and awareness of differences, and feature facilitation of dialogue and skill development and application. Dr. Wilson has also provided training on management change and work-life balance. In his capacity as Director of Multicultural Affairs for a college in Chicago, Dr. Wilson was responsible for the planning, development and implementation of recruitment and retention programs for students and faculty from under-represented groups, along with the development of culturally sensitive curricula. He developed the college's mediation process for resolving conflicts that centered on diversity and oversaw the implementation of programs to enhance the cultural competency of faculty and staff. In addition, he has served on several institutional committees dedicated to issues of diversity. Dr. Wilson serves on the boards and leadership councils of various local and national non-profit organizations committed to addressing social, health and other disparities in the communities we serve.


  • Diversity and Consultation.
  • Public Health/Prevention.


  • The Association of Black Psychologists.
  • American Psychological Association.

Selected Publications

  • Wilson, (2013) Assessment of Black Couples Functioning and Receptiveness to Counseling, in Love, Intimacy, Sex and the Black Couple. Katherine Helm & Jon Carlson, Eds.
  • Ford, C.A., Rosen, D.S., Reif, C., Emans, S.J., Lipa-Glaysher, B., Wilson, T, Fleming, M. The American Medical Association Residency Training in Adolescent Preventive Services Project: report of the working group. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2001, Jul; 29(1):50-58.

Selected Lectures

  • Wigdor, H., Choucair, B., Wilson, T. Invited Speakers. (October, 2008). Cook County Health Care: Access to Specialty Medical Services. Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program, Health and Policy Research Group, Chicago, IL.

Selected Presentations

  • Collier, C.S., Dunson, F., Wilson, T. (2011). Transformative Leadership: Modern Approach for Current Community Challenges. 43rd Annual International Convention of The Association of Black Psychologists, Washington, D.C.
  • Dobbins, J.E., Collier, C.S., Wilson, T., Winfrey, L.L., Dunson, F.T. (2010). Defining "Post Racial": Deconstructing the Conspiracy of Silence about Racism. 42nd Annual International Convention of The Association of Black Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
  • Byars, A.M., (Chair), Wilson, T. (Discussant), Gainor, K.A., Lent, R.W. (1999). Applying Social Cognitive Career Theory to Black Americans-Challenging Prospects. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Schoeny, M., Fleming, M., Wilson, T., Brey, L. (October, 1998). Psychological Needs of Students Accessing School-Based Health Centers. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Brey, L., Wilson, T. (August, 1998). Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS): A Model for Reaching our Nation's At-Risk Youth. 1998 National Leadership conference to Strengthen HIV/AIDS Education and Coordinated School Health Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC-DASH), Atlanta, GA.

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