XAVIER, THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FORGED EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
New Orleans – March 13, 2013 -- Xavier University of Louisiana and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) signed a formal agreement of inter-institutional collaboration on March 12 at Xavier.
The nonbinding memorandum, which calls for the two schools to work together to develop academic programs and other collaborations that would be of mutual benefit to both institutions, was officially ratified by XU President Norman C. Francis and TCSPP President Dr. Michelle Nealon-Woods during a campus ceremony.
The agreement formalizes continued discussions and strategic planning to explore opportunities for future academic and educational collaborations in graduate professional psychology, including, but not limited to: doctoral and/or masters programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, applied behavior analysis, and business psychology.
“It is no secret that the mental health service needs in the New Orleans area are great, as they are throughout this country,” said Dr. Francis. “Through this joint effort we hope to address some of those needs by providing new, young professionals with the finest undergraduate and graduate psychology training experience possible.
“We foresee this collaboration as being one of mutual benefit to both institutions, as well as to our respective communities,” he added.
“We are excited to partner with an outstanding institution such as Xavier, and the prospect of making available to these students and others in the New Orleans area, opportunities for graduate education in professional psychology,” stated Dr. Nealon-Woods. “As higher learning institutions, we embrace the values of diversity and inclusion as well as a commitment to work with communities to increase the number of mental health experts.”
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is very familiar with the quality of Xavier students. In the past two years seven Xavier graduates have entered graduate programs at TCSPP across its three campuses, and already this year, at least two more students have applied and are awaiting acceptance for fall 2013.
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, co-educational institution offering a comprehensive liberal arts program and professional programs, including 38 undergraduate majors, five master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. Xavier is the only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States and draws students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, the Virgin Islands and 7 foreign countries. For more information contact Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans LA 70125, Phone: 504-520-7568, Fax 504-520-7933.
About the Chicago School of Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. The institution serves more than 4,300 students across three campuses in Chicago, Los Angeles, affiliate campuses in Westwood and Irvine, and Washington, D.C. The community service initiatives at the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.