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Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago Associate Professor Earns Board Certification

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Argosy University, Chicago has achieved board certification in the area of Organizational and Business Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The ABPP process and credential serves a public need by providing oversight in certifying psychologists to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology. Board certification (awarding of a diploma in a specialty area) assures the public that specialists designated by the ABPP have successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in that specialty. 

Psychologists board certified through ABPP have undergone review of education, training, experience, and often additional written testing, and have samples of their work peer-reviewed by board certified psychologists. They have also passed a face-to-face examination by board certified psychologists in the specialty in which they seek board certification. This process serves to address the competency of the psychologist, not just knowledge.

The American Board of Professional Psychology was incorporated in 1947, with the support of the American Psychological Association. The ABPP is a unitary governing body of separately incorporated specialty examining boards which assures the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of specialty standards and examinations by its member boards. Through the ABPP Central Office, a wide range of administrative support services are provided to ABPP Boards, Board Certified Specialists, and the public.

Dr. Kiel is the coordinator of the Personal and Professional Development program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. Dr. Kiel is interested in Group and Organizational Psychology, group psychotherapy, and consulting. He does consulting in the Tavistock tradition at conferences, nationally as part of A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, and locally for the Chicago Center for the Study of Group and Organizations. His clinical work includes experience as staff and administration at university and college counseling centers, the supervision of counseling and clinical professionals and coordinating multi-disciplinary treatment teams.

He earned his Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2002, and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the same institution in 2000. Dr. Kiel is a member of the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, and the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.  He now serves as an examiner for others pursuing their board certification.

 About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institutes and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institutes, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.