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About Us

A Community of Engaged Learners

The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg is located just 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. We offer an intimate on-campus experience for students, in a peaceful setting. A welcoming and inclusive community is fostered by both students and faculty. We have access to over 200 training sites, including major universities and hospitals in the city and suburbs.

Our stable group of core faculty is invested in creating a community of engaged learning for students and for faculty. Faculty shares a commitment to teaching core knowledge and competencies in professional clinical psychology, with awareness of the different strengths and challenges for each graduate student. The curriculum is organized around competencies in four areas germane to the education of a professional clinical psychologist. These areas of competency include:

  • Knowledge of the scientific and theoretical foundations of clinical psychology
  • Skills in assessment and treatment of diverse populations utilizing evidence-based approaches
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and ethical relationships in professional settings
  • Ability to think critically and to effectively evaluate research in the field of clinical psychology

Our faculty teach, train and mentor students through course instruction, practicum seminars and first-year professionalization groups. These professionalization groups help students form strong bonds with peers and faculty as well as acculturate students into the field of professional clinical psychology, scholarship and the ethics of clinical psychology. The curriculum is delivered through multiple teaching methods, including seminars, lectures, experiential learning and practicum supervision. Practicum seminars utilize a year-long, small group seminar format to engage students in the art and science of assessment, clinical intervention and case conceptualization. Students receive multiple perspectives from site supervisors and faculty seminar leaders, as well as lively exchange with peers.

At The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg, the students and faculty collaborate to find ways to engage each other in a mutual exchange of learning and professional development. The Multicultural Committee promotes inter-cultural exchange through sharing of divergent cultural traditions and perspectives between faculty and students. They sponsor regular diversity focused events and lunches. In addition, Student Council and Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology) organize events and guest speakers that reflect trends in the field. These organizations work together to promote social responsibility using campus and extracurricular activities.

To learn more about The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg, please explore our site today.