L.A. STUDENTS AT THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY PROVIDE
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO THE LOS ANGELES MISSION
(LOS ANGELES) (September 6, 2012) —The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) – the oldest and largest graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral science – announced a new partnership with the Los Angeles Mission, the nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless. With more than 1,000 students in Southern California, the downtown Los Angeles campus will offer comprehensive mental health services to homeless women at the Anne Douglas Center for Women, many of whom suffer from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
“The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s core mission is to prepare our students with real-world experience by serving diverse communities and making a meaningful difference,” said Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods, president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “We are honored to partner with the Los Angeles Mission so our students can put their training to work by providing critical mental health services to the women at the Center.”
Graduate students from the Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Marital and Family Therapy Programs will work under the supervision of licensed psychologists to develop assessment and treatment plans for clients. Using a variety of tools to be applied in an individual and group setting, TCSPP students will evaluate clients’ cognitive and work abilities as well as psychological and criminogenic needs to determine recommendations for intervention.
“Unfortunately, the number of homeless women and children is growing significantly, resulting in women combatting addiction, abuse and trauma,” said Dr. Charles P. Morgan, vice president of programs at the Los Angeles Mission. “We are grateful to the Los Angeles campus at TCSPP for providing not only much-needed mental health resources, but bringing its compassion and service to a community in need.”
The Los Angeles Mission is a 75-year-old faith-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs of men, women and children living on the streets of Skid Row. The Anne Douglas Center, named for the wife of actor Kirk Douglas, tailors services to the needs of women who have been living on the streets.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit graduate schools dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school’s community service initiatives have earned it five consecutive years of recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Chicago Campus of TCSPP was one of only 115 schools in the nation to receive the 2010 Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning for its significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. Campuses are located in Chicago; Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and Washington, D.C. Doctoral psychology programs and masters psychology programs are offered on-ground and in an online-blended format. For more information, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
# # #