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The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) is the highest-level degree for those who wish to apply their knowledge as psychology practitioners. The Chicago School offers this doctoral degree in many areas, including Clinical Psychology, Applied Clinical Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Business Psychology, and Marital and Family Therapy. Psy.D. coursework and practicums are designed to produce a professional who is a practitioner first, and a researcher second. Our programs provide students with virtually limitless real-world, hands-on training through diverse practicums and internship opportunities, critical community-engaged scholarship work, and opportunities for clinical experience.

Our L.A. and Orange County campuses offer the following Psy.D. programs:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) is the highest degree for those who wish to apply their knowledge as practicing clinicians. Students develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative skills to work with a wide range of individuals and families. L.A. students may apply for the opportunity to complete the fieldwork requirements at one of two Chicago School counseling centers located at the Irvine and Westwood Campuses.

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Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

Forensic psychology is one of the fastest growing areas of psychology and practitioners find work in a rapidly expanding range of settings—including child welfare agencies, forensic units in state mental health facilities, jails and prisons, community mental health centers, juvenile correctional facilities, government agencies, family courts, and private practice. The Clinical Forensic Psy.D. program offered at the L.A. and Irvine campuses provides students with a broad range of applied and real-world learning experiences within the diverse L.A. and Orange County communities.

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Psy.D. in Marital and Family Therapy (Post-Bachelor's): TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

Marital and Family therapists assist individuals, families, and couples with a variety of mental, behavioral, and emotional issues and help them improve interpersonal relationships. The Psy.D. in Marital and Family Therapy post- bachelor's program allows for students with a bachelor's degree to enter and complete a 5 year Psy.D. program. The Chicago School has been recognized for its excellent training in culturally competent service provision and offers students a remarkable opportunity to gain unparalleled real-world experience.

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Psy.D. in Marital and Family Therapy (Post-Master's): TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

Marital and Family therapists assist individuals, families, and couples with a variety of mental, behavioral, and emotional issues and help them improve interpersonal relationships. The Chicago School’s Psy.D. MFT program prepares students for leadership positions in the mental health field and is designed for pre-licensed and licensed master’s-level mental health professionals who want to advance in their careers and take advantage of opportunities that a doctoral degree provides.

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Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

The Chicago School's Applied Clinical Psychology doctoral program is recognized for its culturally competent training and offers students a multitude of opportunities to utilize their education in real-world settings. Students at the L.A. and Orange County campuses may apply to complete their clinical training hours at one of the Chicago School Counseling Centers, two of Southern California's largest and most well-respected community counseling centers. Students have the option to choose one of two concentrations: Psychodynamic or Child Play Therapy and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

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Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology, Child Play Therapy and Adolescent Psychotherapy Concentration: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

The Chicago School's Child Play Therapy and Adolescent Psychotherapy concentration within the Applied Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program provides students with a solid foundation in innovative approaches to child and adolescent therapy. Subjects addressed within this concentration include such areas as directive, non-directive, and systematic approaches to play therapy and adolescent psychotherapy; sand play therapy; foundations of play therapy; and psychotherapy with adolescents. Students may apply to complete their clinical training hours at one of our Chicago School Counseling Centers.

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Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychology Concentration: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

Psychodynamic psychology is an empirically validated approach to the study of the complex interplay between unconscious and conscious processes, and the effect those thoughts have on behavior and overall mental functioning. Founded by Sigmund Freud, psychodynamic psychology rests on the idea that an individual’s life experiences influence his or her unconscious and conscious beliefs and motivations—and in turn their feelings, behaviors, and overall functioning. Psychologists trained in psychodynamic approaches assist their clients in understanding the rich interplay that occurs between themselves and others, thus helping improve interpersonal skills and relational satisfaction.

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